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26.3 Winning the War. Objective 1: Describe how WW1 became a total war and how these efforts helped to end the war Objective 2: Outline how Germany Collapsed. war drains resources (men, wealth, etc. ) Governments shifted to total war footing

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26 3 winning the war

26.3 Winning the War

Objective 1: Describe how WW1 became a total war and how these efforts helped to end the war

Objective 2: Outline how Germany Collapsed


26 3 winning the war

  • war drains resources (men, wealth, etc. )

  • Governments shifted to total war footing

  • Leads to warfare through economics and propaganda in attempt to get whole of society involved

  • Increased involvement of women in the war effort


Great war sacrifices

Great War Sacrifices

  • Government responsibilities increase in desperate times:

    • “Total War” for European governments.

  • channels entire nation’s resources to war effort

    • Economy revolved around war needs (including women). Led to rationing.

    • Government control of press=Propaganda.


26 3 winning the war

  • Propaganda – spreading of ideas to promote a cause or to damage an opposing cause

  • Often asked for monetary support of war

  • Allies used German conduct in Belgium to increase support – sometimes exaggerated


War production

War Production

  • Need large amounts of men to fight – leads to conscription (the draft) Problems?

  • Germany had forced civilian labor to solve manpower shortages

  • Governments raised taxes, borrowed money, set prices and made strikes forbidden.


Economic warfare

Economic Warfare

  • British navy blockaded the North Sea – why?

    • Would confiscate contraband (materials of military nature)

  • Allowed by international law

  • Germany formed U-Boats to try and break blockade – declared unrestricted sub warfare


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