As the war in the west remained immobile for four years, the war in the east provided more movement. The Russians invaded eastern Germany but was defeated. After Germany defeated the Russians, they were no longer a threat to Ge...
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...ter WWI and increase the prestige of trade unions, enabling them to attract more members. Women also benefited in the labor force by taking on new and numerous occupations. Some of these occupations included chimney sweeps, truck drivers, farm laborers, clerical, banking, and factory workers. Eventually, women demanded equal pay compared to men. IN 1917, the government agreed that men and women should receive equal pay for piecework. However, by the end of the war, governments acted quickly to remove jobs from women. In Great Britain there were 650,000 unemployed women by 1919. Women did receive the right to vote in Germany and Austria immediately after the war and women in the US received the right to vote in 1920 after the ratification of the 19th Amendment Women were successful because they took jobs, owned apartments, and expressed new interest in life.
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