How Did Ww1 Affect Australia

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How did WW1 impact on those who remained in Australia? World War 1 was the First World War. Men from all over the world fought for the country we live in today in this society. For the people who had fought for this country are remembered as the heroes of today. WW1 was a tough time for troops and families. What does the term “home front” mean? “Home front” is the informal term for civilian populace of the nation at war as an active support system of their military. Military forces depend on home front civilian services such as factories that built material to support the military front. The First World War had a massive impact on the home front. Large numbers of soldiers enrolled then left Australia. Sadly, many did not return. Families struggled greatly when …show more content…

Crops were poor in North America. Shortages and war profiting meant that ordinary working people suffered a fall in their purchasing. How did the rise in cost of living affect ordinary Australians? How did these rises lead to industrial action amongst Australian workers? Most of the men that enlisted in WW1 belonged to the working class of Australian society. This often meant that the wives of the men were left at home to look after the children without financial support of their husband who had always provided a families primary source of income. In the aftermath of WW1, in a rebuilding phase, many fields were destroyed, building were dismantled causing an increase in food prices and cost of living. Manufacturers had to rebuild and retool to produce goods. The cost was then passed on to its consumer. The longer the war went on, the more advantages went to the allies, with their larger, deeper more versatile economics and better access to global supplies. The average weekly wage was increased 8 to 12 percent. This was not enough to keep up and as a result there was a considerable discontent amongst workers, to the extent, industrial action

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