Key Events #2 Italian involvement in WWI: Italy was initially neutral in WW1, and it took until a secret meeting on the 26th April 1915, resulting in the Treaty of London, for them to enter the war on the Allies' side. Fighting took place between Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces on Italy's northern border. Of the 5.2 million Italians who served in the war, over 420,000 men were killed. Mussolini’s expulsion from Socialists: Benito Mussolini was born into a family that was supportive of socialism; his father was a staunch socialist who heavily influenced Mussolini's early political views. Mussolini travelled to Switzerland at 19, where he began working for the socialist newspaper 'L'Avvenire del Lavoratore' (The Worker's Future).
People turned to dictators during this time because they thought that they could lead them out of the Depression. In document 1 the text reads, “...many saw in him in him already another christ, who predicted the end of their suffering and had the power to lead them into the promised land of they were only prepared to follow him.” This was written about the people listening to Hitler speak. While in document 4 it states, “ Mussolini seemed to them the one man capable of bringing order out of the chaos.” Both of these sources show that the people believed what with a dictator ruling, their country could be led out of the Depression.
Essay To what extent were the economic policies and rise to power of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler similar? Benito Mussolini was the Prime Minister of Italy from 1922 until 1943. Adolf Hitler was the furher of Germany from 1933 until 1945.
the war. World war I, commonly called the great war, was a devastating 4 year tragedy that left Europe in shambles. Forewarning with the first and second Balkan wars that hardened the relationship between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, igniting with the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, and intensifying with the mobilization of Germany, all of Europe was plunged into the bloodshed within the summer of 1914. On the battlefield millions of lives were lost with trench warfare, flame throwers, and poisonous gas but the civilians of Europe suffered also.
World War 1 had devastating impacts on many countries around the world, even those who weren’t directly involved in the war. Russia was one of those countries deeply affected, as the war had lasting impacts on their economy and social structure for decades after the war ended. The Russian Revolution was the result of World War 1. Russia entered the war in August of 1914 under the rule of Nicholas II. Unlike its European allies, Russia was lagging behind in their economy, as they had a majority agricultural industry throughout the 1800s.
Between the years of 1914 and 1918, tragedy spread widely across the globe as an event called World War I was responsible for killing over 17 million people in Europe. The feuding sides of the Allies and the Central Powers hoped to end all wars by creating an agreement titled the Treaty of Versailles, but the Treaty failed as World War II was soon to start within the next two decades. The Treaty eventually took an opposing turn and was a contributing factor towards the start of World War II due to the claims that Germany was responsible for every act in World War I. Although the Treaty of Versailles was not the initial cause of the start of World War II, it helped to cause the war through the notions that the treaty removed too much of Germany’s gained territories, it deprived Germany of its military, it severely restricted Germany economically, and it caused Germany to feel guilty towards the war. It is unquestionable that Germany was stripped of all of its colonized land due to the Treaty of
Historians agree that World War I was a major war that still impacts countries all over the globe. It all started when central countries in Europe, such as Germany, Britain, and France wanted to conquer more colonies and display their powerful military strength. While these countries intended to end the war quickly, the war lasted for four arduous years from 1914 to 1918. In addition, many individuals were pressured to take part in the war because they were forced to believe that they would be considered a disgrace if they did not. All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel written by Erich Maria Remarque, recounts the experiences of a German soldier named Paul Baumer who was persuaded to fight during the four years of the war.
World War One had a devastating impact on Germany. Throughout World War One, the people of Germany had been led to believe by their government that they were winning the war. Government propaganda had been used to great effect. Only the military leaders like Ludendorff and Hindenburg knew the true state of Germany’s military dilemma which had become even more apparent when America had joined in the war in 1917. Germany itself was being starved of food and all goods as a result of the British Navy’s blockade of the northern ports.
On 28 June 1919, the countries involved in World War I gathered at Versailles Palace, to sigh the treaty which was a symbol of the end of World War I. This treaty is known as Treaty of Versailles. The treaty changed the world pattern, caused conflicts and controversies among victorious countries, and displeased the Germans, contributing to the occur of a more destructive world war - World War Ⅱ. The original goal of signing the treaty is to keep the peace, but every country pursued its own national interests, so, unfortunately, it failed quickly. The treaty is like a blasting fuse, causing a much bigger disaster for people all over the world.
The 20th century labelled, “the most violent century in human history” (golding). To explain the violence of the 20th century if one must look at all events of the intentionally harm done to others. This includes the violence caused by the two hundred and fifty-six wars inluding World War One and two, The Vietnam War, The Cold War which where almost 108 milion human lives have persihed and others haunted by the gruesome details that occurred during these events. One must also look at the the violence caused by seven genocides including the Holocaust, Armenian Genocide and Rwandan Genocide which killed eighteen million people.