Long Lasting Changes in Society Caused by the First World War

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					 Long Lasting Changes in
Society Caused by the First
        World War
        Lucas & Brandon
            Women’s Suffrage
   The Suffragettes were a movement that
    demanded women’s suffrage (voting)
   Actions became quite militant (violent)
   But ceased protests during the first world war
   "When the time comes we shall renew that fight,
    but for the present we must all do our best to
    fight a common foe.“
   Women were granted the right to vote after the
    First World War
Emmeline Pankhurst
          Economic Changes
   United States ceases to be a debtor nation
   Rapid Inflation caused by sales of bonds
    and printed money to pay for war
   Debt means change from import to export
    and increased taxes
   Economic changes after the war would
    play a role in causing the Great
    Depression
                   Industry
   In Germany “war socialism” instituted by
    Jewish industrialist Walter Rathenau. He
    mobilized raw materials, encouraged
    discovery of synthetics and managed
    materials effectively.
   Japan, the United States, Argentina,
    Brazil, and India all increased production
    as a result of the war.
                Intellectuals
   Increased cynicism and Pessimism (ex.
    Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents,
    Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the
    West)
   Anti-Modernism

				
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