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Home front during World War II

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Home front during World War II

From Wikipedia

The home front covers the activities of the civilians in a nation at war. World War II was a total war; homeland production became even more invaluable to both the Allied and Axis powers. Life on the home front during World War II was a significant part of the war effort for all participants and had a major impact on the outcome of the war. Governments became involved with new issues such as rationing, manpower allocation, home defense, evacuation in the face of air raids, and response to occupation by an enemy power. The morale and psychology of the people responded to leadership and propaganda. Typically women were mobilized to an unprecedented degree.


  • The major powers devoted 50–61 percent of their total GDP to munitions production.
  • The Allies produced about three times as much in munitions as the Axis powers.