The Domestic Impact of WW1

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The Domestic Impact of WW1

Women: 

  • Sufragettes halted their campaigns for the vote in order to contribute to the war effort. Militant acts halted as did peaceful protesting. 
  • During WW1 the women took on the jobs of men, this created the force known as land girls who worked in the agriculture sector. This changed the views towards women and fashion immensely as it became more acceptable to women to wear trousers etc. Also many women went to work in the munitions factory or signed on as nurses. 
  • In 1918, women over 30 were given the right to vote, the vote was now extended to all men. This was under the representations of the people's act.

Rationing:

  • Food prices dramatically rose and in June 1916 food prices were on average 59% above the level of July 1914. 
  • 1918 rationing was introduced

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