economy and society during de war.
most economic activity was military effort. Industry concentrated on producing supplies and equipment for the armed forces. Many recent inventions were used in the war, such as the telephone, the telegraph, aeroplanes, submarines, grenades. The production of consumer goods decreased. As a result, there were shortages and prices increased.
social effects of the war
during the war, men were conscripted into the armed forces. Women had to replace them in many areas of economic activity. After 1918 womens were paid less that men.
the consequences of imperialism
- colonies were controlled by a minority that imposed european culture. Native people had second class status.
- rivalry between the imperial powers was one of the causes of the first World War.
- the world economy became very imbalanced because the wealthy nations controlled industry and trade, and exploited less developed countries.