World War I Notes

World War I Notes - "Total war": involved mass...

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"Total war": involved mass civilian populations in the war effort · Massive conscription drafted most able-bodied men in their youth · News was censored; propaganda lionized the men at the front and dehumanized the enemy · Economic production was focused on the war effort · Women replaced male factory workers who were now fighting the war. · 43% of the labor force in Russia · Changing attitudes about women resulted in increased rights after the war (Britain, Germany, Austria and U.S.) · Rationing of food and scarce commodities was instituted. · People financed the war by buying bonds. · Each side aimed at “starving out” the enemy by cutting off vital supplies to the civilian population. · In France, Georges Clemenceau created a dictatorship during the war
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· Germany became the world's first totalitarian regime in order to control the war effort · British economy was largely planned and regulated · Labor unions: saw increased influence and prestige due to increased demand for labor ·
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