Impact of WW1 on Germany

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  • Impact of WW1 on Germany
    • The war had deepened divisions in German soceity
      • During the war women were called to work in factories. This was seen as daring to traditional family values
      • German workers had restrictions placed on their earnings and factory owners made vast fortunes from the war
      • There were huge gaps between the living standards of the rich and the poor
    • Germany was virtually bankrupt
      • National income was about 1/3 of what it had been in 1918
      • War left 600,000 widows and 2 million children fatherless --by 1925 the state was spending 1/3 of its budget on war pensions
      • Industrial production was about 2/3 of what it had been in 1913
    • Germany had a revolution and became an unstable democratic republic
      • Many ex-soldiers and civilians despised the new democratic leaders
      • Stresses of war led to a revolution in October-November 1918


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