Best Answer

War did, and continues to have, a large effect on industry in both nations involved. To fight a war, the military needs guns, bullets, tanks, planes, computers, uniforms, you name it. Obviously, the government doesn't constantly purchase wartime supplies of these goods from manufacturerers. So when the demand increases during war, production of these good exceeds the level of peacetime production. As a result, industry booms. However, war can have a negative impact on industry if the war is being fought near the center of industrial production or if the supply lines for raw materials is interupted by the fighting. For example, a factory may be producing record numbers of bullets for the war effort, but if the rail lines that bring the gunpowder and lead to the factory are destroyed by the fighting, the factory will not be able to operate.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-07-20 01:43:23
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What effect did war have on industry?
Write your answer...
Related questions

What statement describes the effect of the civil war?

Southern industry rapidly caught up to industry in the North

What is an economical effect of the cold war?

The defense industry created employment.

How did world war 2 effect the car industry?

It put it on hold for the duration.

How did the American Civil War effect the cotton industry?

because of britnay spears

How did world war 2 effect the business community of America?

Industry expanded greatly.

How did the enterainment industry contribute to the U.S. war effect during world war 2?

By forming the USO to entertain troops

How did the Cold War effect North America?

Heavy defense spending and ready employment in the defense industry.

The Pullman Strike of 1894 had the greatest effect on which industry?

It had the greatest effect on the railroad industry.

What would be a good Vietnam War question for a research paper?

In what way did the Vietnam War effect US military socialist party and the porn industry?

What was the effect of civil war on US industry?

Manufacturers continue profiting from terrible civil war replicas and painted collectible trains to this very day.

What are the effect of economic crisis in the hospitality industry?

aneh baba khan has had an effect of the hospitlaity industry..

How did the growth of the automobile industry effect the oil industry?


The effect of the iron mining industry on relocation of communities and land claims?

The effect of mining industry on the relocation of communities

Did the shipbuilding industry have a good effect on the economy of Seattle during the end of world war 2?

The shipbuilding did have a good effect on the economy of Seattle and other the other places building ships, submarines, and boats, especially the Higgins boats. The entire country benefit economically from the war industry. It improved the lives of the workers too.

What is a effects of lack of security on industry?

lack security +effect+industry

What did the united stAtes government do after declaring war?

transformed peacetime industry into war industry

How does cadcam effect the industry?


How did the Civil War provide a boost for the railroad industry?

The US Civil War was the first war utilizing railroads for massive and quick movements of troops and materiel. More track was laid during the war to effect the necessities of war, and after it to rebuild the south.

What is multiplier effect in the mining industry?

The multiplier effect, is when one job in the mining industry creates 4 new jobs in other industries

Does music industry effect society?

yes it does

What effect did Loyalists have on the outcome of the war?

what effect did the war have on the loyalist

During the War of 1812 the British blockaded the American coast What effect did this have on industry in the US?

The effects on the industry of the US were when supplies could not be shipped into the US colonies, which was a strategy of the british. Although, the colonies barely pulled through.

Did falklands war effect Chile?

did the falklands war effect chile

How does war effect unemployment?

The unemployment effect of war economy is destructive.

Why is the war industry important?

When a nation is at war, it needs weapons and supplies that are produced by industry, in order to fight effectively.