what country made a dramatic recovery from the ravages of world war 2 ?
"After 1950 Japan's economy recovered from the war damage and began to boom, with the fastest growth rates in the world." Reference (see "Specific Countries--Japan"): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post%E2%80%93World_War_II_economic_expansion
Most of western Europe, east Asia, and parts of southeast Asia. Germany and Japan did particularly well considering how thoroughly we bombed them.