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Wartime Enterprises
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Wartime Enterprises

The concept of wartime enterprises refers to mostly quasi-governmental societies or companies that operated in the warring countries and assumed regulatory functions in the context of the war economy. In Germany, wartime enterprises in the narrow sense refer particularly to those organizations created to control the procurement and distribution of raw materials; established as non-profit organizations and vested with governmental powers, they intervened in the economic cycle an…

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Zilch, Reinhold, “Wartime Enterprises”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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