The women's suffrage movement was worldwide. Before World War I, women had won the right to vote in New Zealand, Australia, and Finland. The war brought great social change to many countries. By 1920, women were voters in Soviet Russia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Great Britain and most provinces of Canada as well as the United States.
"Women Vote Under These Flags" broadside, National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company, about 1918. Erminia Thompson Folsom papers, 1985/119-2. Suffragette leaders hoped that victories in other countries would put pressure on Americans to do the same. Posters like this stated that America could not be a democratic society or a worldwide leader until women were granted the right to vote.