Rationing in World World II put limits on what people could buy due to the short supply of goods in the country. After the United States entered the war, production of consumer goods dwindled.
To ensure all families received a fair share of basic items, the government issued ratio tokens or books. These tokens specified how much of certain items people could buy. The items rationed included gasoline, bread, milk, meat and sugar. At the same time, the prices of goods were frozen by the U.S. Office of Price Administration to prevent suppliers from dramatically increasing costs.Learn More
World War II had several causes, mainly having to do with the treatment of Germany after World War I when the country was forced to accede to the Treaty of Versailles. Many German nationals and government officials felt that the treaty unfairly placed all financial burden on Germany for war reparations and asked the country to cede lands it had formerly owned.Full Answer >
Kristallnacht was a public riot that occurred in Germany, Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia, on Nov. 9th and 10th, 1938. The Nazis vandalized Jewish businesses and social centers, such as synagogues, schools, shops and homes, and sent up to 30,000 Jewish men to concentration camps.Full Answer >
The main countries in the Allied powers of World War I were France, the British Empire and the Russian Empire. The main Allied powers of World War II were France, Great Britain, the United States, China and the Soviet Union.Full Answer >
The biggest role Benito Mussolini played in World War II was allying with the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1939. Mussolini believed that by allying with Nazi Germany, the British and French forces could be defeated.Full Answer >