During World War I

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During World War I, Freud continued to write and lecture, but patients were few and  international communications were impossible. When the war ended, however, the  International Psychoanalytic Association resumed its meetings in an atmosphere much  more conducive to psychoanalysis than that before the war. Unfortunately, the post-war  years were extremely difficult in Vienna: inflation was rampant, supplies were few, and  patients were rare. Freud's reputation, however, was growing, and in 1919 he was made  a full professor at the University of Vienna. Freud's work from 1919 to the end of his life in 1938 became increasingly speculative.  He became concerned with applying psychoanalysis to questions of civilization and  society, an approach that he had first tried in his 1913  Totem and Taboo.  In 1920, he  published  Beyond the Pleasure Principle,  which suggested that human existence is a 
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