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
flagAustria
18%
0%
72%
0%
11
flagIndia
27%
0%
63%
0%
11
flagGermany
21%
6%
62%
8%
116
flagItaly
14%
7%
62%
14%
27
flagFrance
27%
9%
59%
4%
22
flagthe United States
28%
8%
57%
6%
112
flagthe United Kingdom
33%
5%
55%
5%
211
flagPoland
27%
9%
53%
9%
6326
flagBelgium
38%
0%
53%
0%
13
flagSpain
26%
15%
52%
0%
19
flagUnknown
30%
15%
51%
3%
33
flagNorway
18%
6%
50%
25%
16
flagCanada
28%
14%
50%
7%
14
flagthe Netherlands
29%
11%
47%
11%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
31%
0%
42%
26%
19

Gender

men50%
women47%
United Kingdom
28%
29%
France
11%
10%
Germany
50%
47%
Russia
10%
12%

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