Russia And Germany During The Interwar Period Between World War II

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During the interwar period between World War I and World War II, Russia communism and German socialism reformed ideologies and structures of the work and the home life. The Russian and German governments esteemed and created standards for women in these societies to best contribute to the needs and desires of their different societal, governmental, and economical systems. Russia and Germany took similar and different stances, depending on the time and events occurring within the nation, in the areas of workforce contribution, family life, and general equality between men and women. First, workforce contribution had its differences between Russia and Germany. In Russia, the women were considered more equally to the men compared to other societies. Women were not held back from more productive jobs and career fields that would have gone to men otherwise. They had higher contributions to the Russian nation workforce and economy through working in positions that more closely reflected their skill level and abilities over working in lower level positions. In Germany, the women mostly stayed out of the higher level work positions in order to care for their families and homes. Women were not contributing to their potential under German socialism, though eventually they could focus on working and providing for their nation when World War II was being fought. Men left their jobs and workforce to fight for their nation, leaving the nation’s workforce down and in need of women workers…

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