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
flagGermany
19%
7%
64%
7%
171
flagItaly
13%
6%
63%
16%
30
flagthe United Kingdom
30%
6%
56%
7%
275
flagFrance
26%
8%
56%
8%
23
flagAustria
25%
12%
56%
0%
16
flagthe United States
27%
9%
54%
7%
143
flagBelgium
33%
6%
53%
0%
15
flagCanada
28%
14%
52%
4%
21
flagSpain
23%
19%
52%
0%
21
flagIndia
21%
5%
52%
15%
19
flagthe Netherlands
25%
12%
51%
9%
31
flagPoland
27%
10%
50%
10%
10118
flagDenmark
25%
0%
50%
25%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
26%
0%
47%
26%
23
flagNorway
17%
11%
47%
23%
17
flagRussia
36%
0%
45%
18%
11
flagUnknown
33%
16%
36%
13%
574

Gender

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

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Author: Debbie Fox
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