? asked in News & EventsOther - News & Events · 8 months ago

In 1914 England were the unemployed and destitute sent to a workhouse?

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  • 8 months ago
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    The first world war started in 1914, so every man was signed up to fight the Germans. Every woman worked in factories, producing armaments, clothing and everything else to support the troops. 

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Only tax payers

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    No refugees from Sharia lands

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Workhouses is another name for FACTORY or MANUFACTURING PLANT.  They do that in every other country. Nobody likes to be unemployed or destitute. People want a reason to exist, and work was a good reason. Getting paid did not make you destitute...or start up a competing business.

    . Man was born to be in servitude all his life.  That is his choice.  If he wants stuff he has to work for it.

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  • 8 months ago

    WW1 cured unemployment for that four years...

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Workhouses were known as Poor Law Institutions after 1911. Liberal reforms gave some assistance to the unemployed and most PLIs were functioning as hospitals or old peoples' home by the outbreak of the Great War. 

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  • 8 months ago

    They were gaoled.

    • Ludwig
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      8 months agoReport

      There was a booming economy at the time.  It was only after 1926 that there was a significant problem with unemployment.

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  • 8 months ago

    There was still workhouses until the 1930s, by 1914 they had probably got a lot better than years before. Nobody was sent to them though, it was a choice but the other choice was to starve a lot of the time.

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  • 8 months ago

    anything is possible

    • ?
      Lv 4
      8 months agoReport

      Is there any point to you?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    No the western front.

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