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The Home Front 2

The Home Front 2 - • The war produced a reversal in Nazi...

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Adam Samaan The Home Front Economic mobilization was more extensive The home fronts of the major western countries varied considerably The Soviets’ initial defeats led to drastic emergency mobilization measures Stalin called the widespread military, industrial and economic mobilization a battle of machines Soviet women plated a major role in the war effort by working in industries The home front for the US was quite different from those of the other major belligerents largely because there was no fighting on US soil The mobilization of the American economy caused social problems Japanese Americans were treated very shabbily Japanese were moved to camps encircled by barbed wire and required to take loyalty oaths Germans had cheered their soldiers marching off to war in August 1914 To maintain the morale of the home front during the first two years of the war Hitler refused to convert production from consumer goods to armaments Speer was able to triple the production of armaments
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Unformatted text preview: • The war produced a reversal in Nazi attitudes toward women • Nazi resistance to female employment declined as the war progressed • Bombing was used in WWII in a variety of ways • The first sustained use of civilian bombing contradicted the theory • The British failed to learn from their own experience and soon proceeded with the bombing of Germany • Churchill believed that destroying communities would break civilian morale • With the entry of the US into the war the bombing strategy changed • Germany suffered from the allied bombing raid and millions of buildings were destroyed and nearly half a million citizens dies • The bombing of civilians reached a new level with the dropping of the first atomic bomb • Japan was vulnerable to air raids because its air force was virtually destroyed • Attacks on Japanese cities by the American B-29 super fortresses the biggest bombers of the war...
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