Global Financial Crisis

The Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008 was widely blamed on the subprime crisis and its fallout, which led to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, with the US government forced to bail out AIG, and to rescue both General Motors and Chrysler, while also adding liquidity to avert a severe credit crunch in the banking sector. Banks in Europe, the US and Britain also came under extreme pressure and the GFC contributed to the euro zone sovereign debt crisis.