What was the impact of the war on Britain?
there was a great impact, both socially and economically.
Depending of course on which war you are discussing here, and i am
assuming it is probably one of the world wars, Britain rationed
food, as there wasnt enough to go round, and as so many civilian
houses were destroyed there were many homeless and many orphans, go
to this site http://www.bbc.co.UK/history/war/wwone/ for ww1 and
this http://www.bbc.co.UK/history/war/wwtwo/ for ww2 for more
In the case of WW2 Britain emerged in an economic mess, heavily in
debt and with its empire breaking up. It had played a key role in
winning WW2 but at a very heavy price.
Socially and in terms of domestic policy, there was a sharp
swing to the Left after WW2 with the election of the Attlee
government and the establishment of a welfare state.