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How Did The Us Government Mobilize The Economy For War

How did US mobilize economically and militarily for war?

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The US government mobilized the economy for war by taking control of many industries or put-in-place policies to encourage industries to produce for the war effort. The economy was shifted from producing goods for civilians to one that was entirely focused on the war. To help facilitate this, rationing was instituted, and the government created programs to support fair prices and protect consumers and producers alike.

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The United States military entered World War II in December 1941, in the aftermath of the Japanese bombing of American vessels in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A number of drastic economic impacts were experienced as a result of the war effort.

For starters, the war effort had a fantastic effect on unemployment rates, which had been at around 25% since as a result of the Great Depression, which had begun in 1929. American factories that had been closed were reopened to produce goods required by the war effort, and suddenly the unemployment rate was about 10%. With men being sent away to fight, women took their place in assembly lines, now required to do what had previously been seen as “men’s work”.

Drastic shifts took place in the economy to facilitate the production of items required for the war effort. For example, the manufacturing of cars was halted soon after the USA entered the war, and car manufacturers focused instead on the production of military vehicles.

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since the great depression was happening once war was declared every factory quickly started hiring labour and manufacturing war supplies so that they could get the awesome bonuses that the government was offering for quick production. after all the production started the economy started booming because soon women were the only people left for the labour because most men were drafted and in basic training