One thing that I am particularly interested more about during World War I is how the economic landscape of the country was altered. I am interested in learning more about the dramatic change a country goes through when they are at war. I want to explore how a nation can complety alter the production of goods and services to be focused on products of war. In this light, I want to investigate the rationing movement and victory gardens that came with it. That kind of sacrifice not only lifts spirits on the home front, but it ultimately leads to success on the battlefield.
From an economic standpoint, it is extraordinary that war can boost production at the snap of a finger. It has been noticed that the beginning of World War II production is what pulled the United States out of the Great Depression. Some of the country’s toughest years were changed dramatically. My goal in this investigation is to better understand how a country’s economy can be altered so dramatically and so quickly due to wartime.