BINTANG BETAWI Batavia (Jakarta) – Saturday Edition, May 7, 1904


Casualties of War

War causes economic difficulties for the people. As what happens in Russia, for war purposes, the government draws more funds from the state’s budget. The budget that’s initially meant for constructing various public infrastructures, such as railways, waterways, and so on is diverted for the army/troops and building warships. Such diversions cause factories where ordinary people work, such as cement factory, lime factory, wood factory, etc. to close down because they are suffering losses of purchases. As a consequence, many people lose their jobs. If those people don't want to starve, they have to find other livelihoods.

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