Key Words: Great War, disillusionment, dehumanization. Impact of the Great War in T.S.Eliot’s The Wasteland. War, wherever and whenever it occurs has a deadly and devastating effect not only on the countries concerned but also on entire globe in one way or the other. The First World War or the Great War had a deep seeded impact upon the minds of the citizens of this world. The Great War started on 28th of July, 1914 and ended up on 11thof November, 1918, so, almost four and a half years witnessed this great destructive war resulting in around 16 million deaths.The mortality rate was very high because of greater involvement of science and technology.
Such discrimination has even resulted in policies of ethnical cleansing and genocide. Genocide is the organised killing of a people for the express purpose of putting an end to their collective existence. That is, to wipe a certain category of people out as if they never existed. An example of this is the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century. It represents a major tragedy of the modern age, in which almost an entire nation was destroyed.
Since ancient times, Smallpox has devastated the world, killing millions of people. Often referred to as the speckled monster, the smallpox disease originated in the new world when Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors and early English settlers arrived in the Americas. Although there had been attempts to cure the disease, including variation, (that came from Asia 2,000 years ago), they all had a high risk of death. It wasn’t until 1796, when Edward Jenner, a English paleontologist came up with a new form of vaccine, it was called inoculation. The disease decimated the local population and was one of the main reasons for the fall of the Aztec and Inca empires.
Some of the general features, characteristics and consequences of internal conflicts - wars waged after the World War II are: (a) millions of victims, especially among the civilian population; (B) a high level of brutality and cruelty; (C) genocide; (D) ethnic cleansing; (E) the mass of refugees; (F) an extremely difficult humanitarian disposal of innocent victims, etc. The largest number of victims in internal conflicts occurred in Rwanda in 1994. Officials of the UN Secretariat had failed to submit to the Security Council a timely warning of extremist plans to kill thousands of members of the Tutsi and moderate members of the Hutu tribe. When the genocide began, the number of "blue helmets", who were engaged in that country, was reduced to only 270 people, and the UN and the Security Council, due to pressure from the USA, failed to respond. The result was about 1,000,000
“Today, the word Auschwitz has become synonymous with terror, genocide, and The Holocaust.” (Auschwitz- Birkenau: History and Review). Auschwitz was the biggest and most disastrous camp in the Holocaust. The jews, and many other racial groups were sent to these concentration camps just for simply not being good enough for Hitler. Auschwitz had three death camps, and at each of them it was just as brutal as it sounds. Death had taken over these camps, and if these prisoners were not killed they just had the life taken out of them.
Each country had to apply all their resources into the war effort. Which drained economic and human lives of countries and ended with a huge change in the leading world powers. However, the world power shift was the greatest outcomes of the War .The 2 main superpowers after this war was America and Union of Soviet Socialists Republic. I believe that the war was a total waste since People all over the world suffered through this war. Hundreds of thousands of people died.
World war I also known as “The Great War” was one of the most brutal wars in U.S history. What made the war so brutal was horrible combinations of acquainted militaries using modern technology. This war was the first ever war to use airplanes, tanks, gas, all these led to thousands of people getting killed.World War I had many cause that started this gruesome war. The first warfare was an instantaneous results of these four main causes, however it had been triggered by the assassination of the Austrian prince Francis Ferdinand and his woman. The assassination passed off on Gregorian calendar month twenty eight, 1914 and also the initial warfare began directly once in August 1914.
At the end of World War I, the Germans were angry and bitter that they lost the war. One of them was a Austrian corporal, the infamous Adolf Hitler, who rose to power and became the Chancellor of Germany, Führer (leader) of Germany, and also a leader of the Nazis party. Hitler, along with the other Nazis members, started the Holocaust, a genocide during WWII where millions of people were imprisoned and killed, especially Jews. He was also involved in WWII, being one of the three leaders of the Axis Powers. We feel that the Holocaust is a horrifying event in human history because so many people died.
Genocide: The deliberate and systematic extermination of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation (Dictionary.com). When you look at the rawness of the definition of genocide, it seems crazy. The harsh reality, however, is that genocides happen more often than people would like to admit, the 75,000 Herero people can definitely attest to this (Zimmerer and Neuberger). The most well-known genocide is the Holocaust, however there are many more genocides, both before and after, as well as more brutal, than the Holocaust. The first known genocide is called the Herero Genocide, or the Herero-Nama Genocide, and involved the Herero and the Germans (Laumann).
Two Human disasters— Nazi Holocaust and Wang ii Stalin’s Forced Famine Introduction 20th century was a very turbulent time. During that time, a lot of famous genocides happened. It is very important and educational for us to learn some of these genocides and take these history as a mirror. In this article I will compare and contract Nazi Holocaust with Stalin’s Forced Famine from several aspects. Similarities Similar Leaders Sometimes the leader of the event can make a huge impaction on that event.