World War I was one of the very first wars that had a global effect on the whole world. According to the book about WWI, The Guns of August, A shocking 32 countries took part in it. In the very first stages of WWI, the U.S stayed neutral, and had good reasons for doing so, too. However, the U.S eventually became entangled in the conflict anyway. Three leading causes forced the U.S to join WWI.
In addition, the war’s circumstances led to the decline of the German economy. Moreover, the German Ludendorff offensive, which is a colossal German attack on the Western Front, also had a huge role in the initiating German defeat. Furthermore, these reasons coalesced to induce the German defeat in WW1. The figure above (Figure 1: Germany Troops, 1918) shows
“On the fire step in the trenches during the night, you could hear the groaning of the dying — but you couldn’t go out to help them” Cecil Withers, British Private. As it is mentioned in this quote, lives in trenches were a total catastrophe. World War 1(WW1) is one of the most miserable moments throughout the world history. From 1914 to 1918, massive number of innocent young soldiers were died in WW1 that was caused by tensions and desires between countries. Many countries were involved in WW1 including Canada.
This was to ensure peace between countries. Before WW1 there were two powerful alliances, the Triple Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy and the Triple Entente: France, Russia, Britain. Since all the these countries were so powerful together, when WW1 started large amounts of power from both sides were put into war. This caused all the destruction that was a result of WW1. Germany wasn’t the only country that caused destruction, the other countries are also equally responsible which is why Germany shouldn’t be wholly responsible.
The American military believed that it would be necessary for them to invade northwestern Europe in 1942 so they could take the heat off of the Soviets.But they had a preferred date in mind it was the spring of 1943, the American ground forces would more ready for anything that would come their way, they trained and equipped to fight the Wehrmacht on the European continent. There were many difficulties that the operation had brought they had believed that American's intelligence and strategies and resources could solve the
Imperialism was a major cause of WW1 because Britain, Germany and France needed foreign markets after the increase in manufacturing caused by the industrial Revolution (BBC, 2008). The three countries competed for economic expansion over the whole of Africa. This caused plenty of conflicts between France & Great Britain and between Germany on one side and France and Great Britain on the other side, almost precipitated a European war between the three nations. Sometimes colonies are acquired after a fully-fledged invasion or a fight against the local population. British control of South Africa was established after a series of campaigns and native tribes like the Zulus, followed by two magnificent wars with the Boers (farmers of Dutch extraction) (Quizlet, 2013).
The aim of propaganda is to actively influence people’s opinions, rather than to merely communicate the facts about something. Propaganda can be used to support or for the disapproval of something, depending on the goal of the propagandist, (Pierce, 2015). There are several different types of propaganda techniques that are used in books and movies. I will be analysing and discussing the different types of propaganda techniques used as a means to maintain power and control in the book “Nineteen Eighty-four”, by George Orwell and, the movie, “Equilibrium”, written and directed by Kurt Wimmer. In both the book and the movie propaganda was used to maintain power and control over the people of the society.
So the first lines of trenches were taken by the Germans. On March 6, the Germans kept trying to launch attacks but the French kept repelling them. So on April 9, the Germans launched a third attack which was slow but caused the Germans to capture Homme Hill and Fort Vaux. When Germany was so close to capturing Verdun, they launched a chemical attack in June. So the BEF came to rescue the French army and this is when the Battle of Somme began on July 1, 1916.