Energie für den Krieg. Schweizer Unternehmen als Zulieferer und Produzenten in der deutschen Stickstoffwirtschaft während des Ersten Weltkriegs

Fehr, Sandro (2015). Energie für den Krieg. Schweizer Unternehmen als Zulieferer und Produzenten in der deutschen Stickstoffwirtschaft während des Ersten Weltkriegs. Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte, 56(2), pp. 479-513. De Gruyter 10.1515/jbwg-2015-0019

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The supply of the dual-use resource nitrogen became an existential problem for Germany during World War I. This article discusses how the German war economy attempted to solve the supply problem and how successful it was in doing so. The supply of nitrogen from their neutral neighbour Switzerland is discussed in order to show that Swiss companies produced nitrogen compounds in Switzerland itself, while at the same time also exporting intermediate products and resources to Germany for the manufacture of nitrogen compounds. Swiss companies also built factories on German soil that were part of the German nitrogen industry and were in some cases even operated with Swiss resources and labour.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Fehr, Sandro

Subjects:

900 History

ISSN:

0075-2800

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Language:

German

Submitter:

Nicole Kneubühl

Date Deposited:

07 Sep 2016 16:12

Last Modified:

02 Nov 2016 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/jbwg-2015-0019

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.87932

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/87932

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