What Was a Ration Book?

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A ration book is a book containing coupons that is used in managing how products that are in high demand are bought. These books were introduced during the Second World War when there were insufficient amounts of basic commodities like food and clothing. One simply removes the leaf with the item he wants to buy and pays for it.
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A ration book is a book of coupons which is used to control consumption of certain products which may be in high demand. Ration books are particularly associated with the Second World War, when many countries experienced shortages of needed consumer goods, and they decided that a rationing system would ensure fair and even distribution.
A Ration book was the form of a pad filled with perforated coupons in WW2. Particularly associated with the Second World War, when someone wanted to buy something such as a pound of sugar, he/she would tear out the coupon for that item and present it to the retailer who in turn retained the coupon and charged the item.
Ration books are books of coupons which are used to manage utilisation of particular goods which may be in high demand. Ration books are mainly associated with the Second World War, when many nations experienced scarcity of essential consumer supplies, and they decided that a rationing scheme would guarantee reasonable and equal distribution.
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