Although many went off to fight the war, the people left behind at home also had a part to play in the war, often called upon to make sacrifices as well. Some countries learned to exist while under daily attack. Since World War II could be described as total war, homeland production became even more invaluable to both the Allied and Axis powers. During the war, Governments became involved with their respective home fronts to educate them on how to protect themselves, their country, and aid the war effort.


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