The Cost of War: Supply and Demand – Part II | Ancient Origins Members Site


The Cost of War: Supply and Demand – Part II

The Cost of War: Supply and Demand – Part II

Once loans had been secured and granted, the World War I monster had an appetite that could not be satiated. The American banking firms, munitions industries, industries and agriculture worked hand-in-hand to fulfill the needs of the Allied Powers. However, the enemy Central Powers received little at the start of the war, and nothing directly from America as the war progressed, but they received in-directly from America due to American trade with neutral nations. These neutral nations trickled down some of the resources to the Germans through trade.  Once ruthless profit was to be made, moral values became as much victim as those men dying on the battle fronts.

(Read Part I here)

US WWI Gas mask with bag. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

US WWI Gas mask with bag. (CC BY-SA 3.0)


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