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
6%
0%
87%
6%
16
flagGermany
19%
8%
64%
8%
150
flagItaly
13%
6%
63%
16%
30
flagAustria
23%
7%
61%
0%
13
flagSwitzerland
10%
20%
60%
10%
10
flagIndia
25%
0%
58%
8%
12
flagthe United States
26%
9%
56%
7%
128
flagFrance
26%
8%
56%
8%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
6%
54%
7%
243
flagDenmark
27%
0%
54%
18%
11
flagBelgium
33%
6%
53%
0%
15
flagSpain
23%
19%
52%
0%
21
flagPoland
27%
10%
50%
11%
8961
flagCanada
27%
16%
50%
5%
18
flagRussia
30%
0%
50%
20%
10
flagNorway
17%
11%
47%
23%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
0%
45%
27%
22
flagthe Netherlands
29%
16%
41%
12%
24
flagUnknown
33%
16%
36%
13%
538

Gender

men43%
women48%
United Kingdom
29%
29%
France
14%
10%
Germany
43%
48%
Russia
13%
11%

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Author: Debbie Fox
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