What effect did war have on industry?
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