The Home Front and Aftermath

By Scott B, Taylor M, and Ryan S.

The Home Front and Aftermath

Many countries were affected in many different ways by World War 2. For the countries that lost the war the effects were obviously more severe. Some countries left in ruins after dramatic bloody battles took place there or from bombings. Innocent people caught up in the action and were killed. Millions of civilians were killed in World War 2. With more weapons and more technology this war was significantly more damaging than world War 1.

The United states

Luckily the U.S. was not fighting on its own territory and because of this it became a major supplier to the Allied Forces. It supplied a lot of military equipment that the Allies needed. However because of the mobilization of the economy some social turmoil occurred. Many people were forced to move around to find schools and jobs and had to bring their families with them. Many african americans moved to the U.S. for new job opportunities and this brought up many racial tensions and riots started.


Bombing of Pearl Harbor

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Germany

Afters germany’s defeat Hitler was very worried about the collapse of the homefront. He started to change a lot of things that he believed caused them to lose the war. The economy also severely suffered from the major loss of money to the military causes. In July of 1944 the economy was put into total mobilization. All schools, theatres, and cafes were closed. Women were also used more in industry, agriculture, commerce, and domestic service.


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Soviet Union

They were forced to use women in the war for more soldiers and after the war more jobs became available to women once people realized how capable they were of doing a mans job. Many of their factories moved east. Many civilians were harmed in the war like Leningrad experienced 900 days of siege. With the soviets spending majority of their money of military expenses many people were left at a shortage for food and other essentials for life.


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Japan

Japan prepared well for the war and started a planning board to control all prices, wages, labor, and resources. The government encouraged people to give up their resources and sometimes even their lives for the national cause. Females were also used during this war even against General Hideki Tojo’s best wishes.
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Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Pearl Harbor Movie - Attack Scene - Part 1
Pearl Harbor Movie - Attack Scene - Part 2