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
0%
9%
71%
19%
21
flagUnknown
17%
17%
64%
0%
17
flagGermany
20%
6%
63%
8%
104
flagIndia
27%
0%
63%
0%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
0%
61%
23%
13
flagFrance
30%
5%
60%
5%
20
flagthe United Kingdom
33%
6%
55%
5%
169
flagthe United States
31%
7%
54%
6%
92
flagBelgium
38%
0%
53%
0%
13
flagPoland
27%
9%
52%
9%
5669
flagSpain
27%
16%
50%
0%
18
flagNorway
20%
6%
46%
26%
15
flagthe Netherlands
45%
0%
36%
18%
11

Gender

men50%
women46%
United Kingdom
28%
29%
France
11%
10%
Germany
50%
47%
Russia
10%
12%

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