During World War I, the role of women had increased. Women were assigned to take over jobs that their husbands had left behind. This included chimney sweeps, truck drivers, farm laborers, and factory workers. These were jobs, however, were not permanent. At the end of the war, women were quickly removed from their jobs and left unemployed. That is not to say, however, that the war did not have a positive impact on women. In fact, in some countries the rights of women had increased with the war. The most common right, the right to vote, had been given to women in places like Germany, Austria, Britain, and the United States. Younger women even began to have their own apartments and get their own jobs.