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
10%
0%
90%
0%
10
flagItaly
4%
9%
68%
18%
22
flagIndia
27%
0%
63%
0%
11
flagGermany
20%
7%
62%
8%
107
flagFrance
28%
9%
57%
4%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
33%
6%
55%
4%
185
flagthe United States
29%
8%
55%
6%
105
flagUnknown
30%
15%
55%
0%
20
flagBelgium
38%
0%
53%
0%
13
flagPoland
27%
9%
52%
9%
5965
flagSpain
26%
15%
52%
0%
19
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
0%
50%
25%
16
flagNorway
20%
6%
46%
26%
15
flagCanada
27%
18%
45%
9%
11
flagthe Netherlands
35%
7%
42%
14%
14

Gender

men50%
women47%
United Kingdom
27%
30%
France
11%
10%
Germany
50%
47%
Russia
10%
11%

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