wwii project

·   The way women were seen in society
completely changed during and after WWII?

·      During WWII, women were replacing
jobs of men who were called in to fight ?

·      They also made contributions to the
war effort?

·      Because of the women replacing jobs
of the men when they went to war, they were accepted into work factories and in
other places of work in 1943?

·      Men saw how well the women were able
to help and contribute to the war efforts while the men were gone fighting, so
the women were able to keep their jobs and were still accepted into factories
and other workplaces after the war ?

·   Family structure was completely
destroyed during and after WWII, as well ?

·      The parents were constantly separated
from their children?

·      The father usually went to war while
the mother usually took the job of the father while he was gone?

According
to Sandeep Kumar’s slideshare, seven million forced labors were left
for their own land?
14
million Germans came from the east having to live in dismal camps for
years ?
Many
infrastructure projects were happening during the German occupation ?
Because
of this, quantities of food for Germans was larger than before ?
Germany
then became a primary importer of manufactured goods ?
The graph
to the right shows the unemployment rate in Germany starting in 1949 (4
years after the war has ended)?
As one
can see, Germany started off with lots of unemployment after the war, but
as years went on, the unemployment rate became smaller and smaller ?
Many of
the German people were forced to give up their land for no compensation,
and move to new lands causing them to lose most of their animals, forcing
them to find new sources of food with little to no money.?
This had
a negative effect on everyone because it lead to multiple food shortages.?
Even in
societies that were prospering at the time, starvation started to
increase, along with unemployment, and debt. ?
Due to
the very scarce amount of food, there were often rations on food, and the
prices of meat, and vegetables nearly doubled.?
In
combination of being forced out of their homes, losing their jobs, and not
being able to afford food, many of the middle class citizens were forced
into becoming homeless, and living on the streets.?
Although there
were many farmers that were forced to give up their land, some stores
still had meats, and vegetables available from trade. This lead to riots,
and fights because of the high prices.?
Aside
from the bombing effecting their physical health, the German people also
suffered great damage to their mental health because of the war.?
During
the war, most of the families were separated for a long time because of
this, many of the children lost their parents, or their siblings. ?
Depending
on where they lived, they had to experience the horrors of the war, this
caused many people to become depressed and live the rest of their lives
with the traumatic memories?
Many
young children who had been exposed to the war refused to talk, and were
also deprived of their education since most of the schools had been closed
causing them to struggle with reading, writing, verbal communication, and
simple math.?
It has
been estimated that in 1939 there were about 2 billion people in the
world, and the war killed 3% of the world’s population which was anywhere
from 62-78 million people leaving many families to grief the loss of
multiple family members. ?
Often
times, people couldn’t deal with the struggles of being poor, or homeless,
or the war itself resulting in multiple suicides and increased drinking
problems among many more people.?
Civilians
During WWII were tragically effected by allied bombing in Western Europe.?
About
410,000 German people were killed, with 49,000 people in Hamburg, 35,00 in
Berlin, and 20,000 people in Presden.?
Small
towns never felt completely safe. People who were not supposed to be
attacked were hit, and many more became homeless when their homes were
destroyed. Their valuable things were lost or also destroyed.?
 Western
Germany alone had around 5 million civilians were still living in
evacuation lodging by the end of the war.?
Other
significant effects of the bombing were industrial production and
environmental life.?
The
Rationing Program was set forth in 1942. It meant that people had to give
up material goods. ?
In 1939,
Britain only grew enough food to feed one in every third
person. Important supplies were vulnerable to U-Boat attacks.?
Food was
very scarce during the war. The government starting rationing food, gas,
and even clothing at that time. Coupon books allowed members to buy a
specific amount of goods.?
A serious
effect of rationing was the Black Market. A gap in the market led to
people buying higher priced items on the sly.?
Rationing
resulted in a decline of health problems such as diabetes and heart
disease. Poor people were healthier, and although there was less, it was
spread equally.