In what ways were the lives of people in Germany affected by the first World War?
Explain your answer (8 marks)
- Women got more jobs, e.g. law
- Women got the vote in 1919 (actually, yesterday was the 100th anniversary : ))
- The public was opposed to democracy at first - this led to a bunch of revolts (Spartacists in Berlin 1919, etc.)
- There were a bunch of mutinies towards the end, particularly in the port cities, e.g. Kiel
- Turnip Winter of 1917 was pretty harsh (the British Convoy system led to food shortages --> calory intake was reduced from average of 1500 per day per adult to 1000 per day)
- Germany actually was never invaded in WWI, so infrastructure etc. was pretty good