Impacts of the War on Germany by 1918

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  • Impact of the war on Germany by 1918
    • The war had deepened divisions in German society
      • There were huge gaps between the living standards of the rich and the poor
      • During the war women had been called up to work in the factories, many people saw this as damaging to traditional values.
      • Many German workers were bitter at the restrictions placed on their earning during the war while the factory owners  made fortunes from the war.
    • Germany was virtually bankrupt
      • the war left 2 million children without fathers and many widows. By 1925 the state was spending 1/3 of its budget on war pensions.
      • National income was about a third of what it'd been in 1913
      • Industrial production had fallen to 2/3 of what it had been in 1913.
    • Germany had a revolution and had become an unstable democratic republic.
      • Many ex-soldiers and civilians despised the new democratic leaders

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