Raw Materials, Rationing, and Procurement
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Raw Materials, Rationing, and Procurement

The war had scarcely begun before the mass armies ran short of vital raw materials and replacement supplies. State intervention in the procurement and distribution of raw materials followed in the warring nations’ economies with the goal of making maximum use of the raw materials available for the war effort. This effort was linked with intense efforts to depress private consumption. To this end, the state intervened in the economy to requisition and distribu…

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Zilch, Reinhold, “Raw Materials, Rationing, and Procurement”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0489>
First published online: 2015

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