What was Rationing? Rationing was a system that provided everyone with the same amount of scarce goods because so much was sent out to the war. This was created to keep prices low and to make sure people still had what they needed. Some things were scarce because they were needed to supply the army like gas, oil, metal, meat and other foods, for example. Some things were scarce because they normally were imported from other countries. Sugar and coffee were very low. They didn't make Coca-Cola during the war BOO! Because the sugar was so low. Other things disappeared entirely as well, like silk stockings. New things were made of wood instead of metal or rubber. But rationing made sure no one went hungry. Everyone was given a ration book. Each book had a bunch of ration stamps in it. It was your decision you to decide how to spend your stamps .Ration books became a way of life for everyone at home during World War II. Ration books were about the size of a postcard. Each one was filled with ration stamps. Ration stamps themselves were very small.
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