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
flagSwitzerland
4%
9%
80%
4%
21
flagAustria
21%
7%
64%
0%
14
flagGermany
19%
7%
63%
7%
163
flagItaly
13%
6%
63%
16%
30
flagFrance
26%
8%
56%
8%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
6%
55%
7%
268
flagthe United States
27%
9%
55%
8%
136
flagDenmark
27%
0%
54%
18%
11
flagBelgium
33%
6%
53%
0%
15
flagIndia
23%
0%
53%
15%
13
flagSpain
23%
19%
52%
0%
21
flagPoland
27%
10%
50%
10%
9439
flagCanada
30%
15%
50%
5%
20
flagNorway
17%
11%
47%
23%
17
flagthe Netherlands
28%
14%
46%
10%
28
flagRepublic of Ireland
27%
0%
45%
27%
22
flagRussia
36%
0%
45%
18%
11
flagUnknown
33%
16%
36%
12%
555

Gender

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

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