The War I And World War II

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Introduction
During World War I and World War II life back home changed excessively. When the soldiers went to fight in World War 1 and World War 2, women and children had to replace men in the workforce. There was an increase in those affected by the trauma of the wars, and the birth-rates dropped during this time.

Family
Families were affected by the trauma and exposure of the war, causing mental illnesses such as depression. Young children had been exposed to the trauma of war. A great deal of pressure was put onto the older children because they had to take care of the household and their younger siblings. Injuries and mental health left soldiers unemployed, which led to financial difficulty to provide for the children, this forced families to change their standard of living in some cases (“Impact on soldiers and their families”). Children were also able to help during the wars through services such as knitting sweaters and making bandages for soldiers overseas. Sufficiently the topic of war was also beginning to appear in curricular in early 1914. Patriotic teachers encouraged students to help convince adult males or older brothers to enlist in the war. Countless children remember war as an economic hardship, grinding tragedy and unbearable grief (“The Children’s War”). Separation of fathers or sons left devastating effects on children, many felt as if their childhood had been stripped from them. This established tension between families as they poverty rate had been…

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