Which country developed numerous substitutes for food products during World War I?

United Kingdom
France
Germany
Russia
Since 1914, the Allied naval blockade of Germany throt­tled maritime commerce with Germany, forcing Germany to develop sub­sti­tutes for products (Ersatz) such as tea composed of ground rasp­ber­ry leaves or catnip, and coffee sub­sti­tute using roasted acorns. This process was not limited to food, numerous chemical sub­sti­tutes such as syn­thet­ic rubber were also de­vel­oped at the time.

Answers distribution

United Kingdom
France
Germany
Russia
answers
flagFinland
7%
0%
92%
0%
13
flagGermany
19%
7%
64%
8%
137
flagIndia
27%
0%
63%
0%
11
flagAustria
23%
7%
61%
0%
13
flagItaly
14%
7%
60%
17%
28
flagFrance
27%
9%
59%
4%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
31%
6%
55%
7%
227
flagthe United States
27%
8%
55%
7%
118
flagSpain
25%
15%
55%
0%
20
flagBelgium
33%
6%
53%
0%
15
flagPoland
27%
10%
50%
10%
8244
flagCanada
28%
14%
50%
7%
14
flagNorway
17%
11%
47%
23%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
0%
45%
27%
22
flagthe Netherlands
25%
20%
40%
15%
20
flagUnknown
33%
17%
36%
12%
460

Gender

men44%
women48%
United Kingdom
28%
29%
France
13%
10%
Germany
44%
48%
Russia
13%
11%

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