‘The First World War was the result of a series of unintended consequences.’ To what extent do you agree with this statement?’
World War I devastated countries throughout Europe. Economies collapsed and dismantled the way of life for the majority of people, especially in Germany. The Allied powers had blamed them for being the perpetrator of the war and so they punished Germany severally. In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin ruled the country with an iron fist that resulted in millions dead and/or starving. In Italy, the country had been promised territory but never received any land. Powerful dictators such as Adolf Hitler of Nazi Germany, Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, and Benito Mussolini of Fascist Italy either promised to bring change to their countries, or were just brutal even in the beginning. Economical failures, striking fear in the people, and nationalism
The end of WWI was a period known as the Roaring Twenties. Most were hoping for a period or happiness and delight. The US started to turn over from a time of war to a time of peace and celebration.
WWI (1914-1918) was a disastrous conflict between two sides - the Allied Powers and the Central Powers. It resulted in the victory of the Allies. There were plenty of Central Powers weaknesses, the Schlieffen plan, weak allies of Germany and their hard economic situation at the end of the WWI. However, it was not only due to these weaknesses, Allied Powers had a few strengths, that made them won. The most important of these are : greater army, control of the sea and support of the USA since 1917, while Germany was already running out of supplies and soldiers.
It was problems that Germany could not fix the next day. It was going to take them a while to fix. This was why it was significance to the people because they were getting unemployed and losing their houses. It made many German people on the streets where they could not feed their families. So, this made people die of hunger and lose weight. Some children left their families to go serve their country. The number of sick people increased because they got sick from tuberculosis or pneumonia and other diseases that spread from lack of food or medications. The people died from the disease or they committed suicide because they did not know what to do with their life because they were unemployed and living on the streets and were starving. The people that were living in the streets were now robbing stores and anything on the site that they could eat or use because they could not feed their family and did not have the money or a job. This was the social effects of the German
World War One was a war unlike any other before or after; as time went on, countries from all around the world were dragged into European affairs, which led to powers exhausting resources to the fullest extent. Total War required all members of society to contribute and take on jobs of much significance that had lasting effects on culture. Throughout World War One both soldiers and civilians endured similar sufferings; however, the roles of each were significantly different from one another and they were affected by the war in various ways.
World War I was an impetus for change in America. It forced the government to make drastic policy changes to adapt to the new wartime environment. It also caused changes in America’s economic landscape as well causing Americans to think differently about day-to-day life; however, some Americans saw the war as an outlet to fuel racist beliefs
PastAfter World War 1 Germany suffered great loss. The Rhineland was demilitarized, the profits of the Saar Province was divided between France and Belgium. German land was given to other nations including Poland. The German society believed this was unfair and wanted their land back. When Adolf Hitler became the supreme dictator of Germany he re militarized the Rhineland and indoctrinated the people. Hitler used propaganda to convince the German citizens that the Aryan race was supreme and he started the mass killing of European Jews. Hitler wanted to rule over the whole of Europe and invaded Poland on the 1st of September 1939 which started the war. Many countries fought against Germany because of alliances. By 1944 the Allies (Canada, America
German inflation occurred and their economy collapsed. Throughout 2 and 6 the ideals of debt for Germany are expressed. In document 2, John Maynard Keynes shares his work called The Economic Consequences of Peace. It basically discusses the severity of the economic depression in Germany. It also talks about how it could lead to starvation. The purpose of this excerpt is to show how severe the conditions are in Germany after a so called “peace treaty” is arranged. The depression in Germany caused them to then attempt to create jobs, hence the production of guns, tanks, and airplanes enforced by Hitler and later causing World War II. In document 6, Heinrich Hauser shares With Germany’s Unemployment. This excerpt shows how dreadful the conditions were in Germany. The purpose of this document is to attempt to create a mental picture of the actual event occurring, and how arduous it was. The unemployment rate in Germany also caused people to look for jobs, and when Hitler began to offer them with building military supplies illegally, they accepted. This decreased the unemployment rate, but later caused World War
World War I was a big moment for America, a time when an nation involved itself in world affairs and began the rise to the economic and military power that America is today. The people of America were affected by world war one in many ways. They were first limited to what they could buy including sugar so that they can provide rations for countries. Full freedom for colored people was a problem in other words there were second class citizens. Finally we went into an everlasting chain of fighting were all these countries were fighting and sticking up for each other and it was just a huge big fight that america didn't need to get involved in.
The most defining times in history tend to be in the years of great war. One example of a defining time in history was World War II. This war took place on almost every continent on the Earth. This war had an extraordinary influence in America 's history. One event that had the biggest impact on America was the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. That attack was the defining reason for the people of the United States of America to fully support, and join World War II on the side of the Allies.
The First World War ended on November 11th, 1918 when the German government signed an armistice treaty with the Allied powers, leaving 9 million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded. This has lead World War I to be commonly known as the “war to end all wars”. There several key reasons as to why the Central Powers lost the war. Generally, it was a mixture of the Central Powers weakness and the Allied power’s strength. However, more specifically, the Central Powers had weak and unreliable Allies such as Austro - Hungary and the Ottoman Empire which both collapsed, leaving Germany isolated. While on the other hand the Allied Forces had powerful allies such as the USA which could contribute greater resources of men and materials. Furthermore, the British had put in place a Naval Blockade prevent the passing of cargo of any ships that attempted to pass through, this was very effective and starved much of Germany’s population. Lastly, Germany’s two front with Russia greatly weakened German forces and had larger repercussions later on. Although these are all important causes, the most factor that
Germany was little sour over World War I. There was a lot of resentment with the Triple Alliance, because of the Treaty of Versailles.This treaty really maimed Germany, cutting off 15% of their European territory, and they were forced to pay heavy reparations for the war. On top of this, Germany’s military was severely reduced; about two-thirds was gone. Other countries of the world wanted to make sure Germany would not cause any more problems. Germany had to take responsibility for the Great War. However, while Germany was paying to rebuild the rest of the world, Germany fell into a depression itself. Luckily for the Germans, a man named Adolf Hitler
An example to how The WWI affected the U.S., is how the war created a domino affect on the civilians and people of the land. For instance, a large number of America's men were serving abroad in the war, and along these lines not able to maintain their occupations in the manufacturing plants. With a specific end goal to fill the opportunities, organizations permitted ladies to work in already male just employments. Ladies started rushing to processing plants, and working in commercial enterprises with a specific end goal to bolster their families while their male relatives were away at war. This freedom of working ladies persisted into the delayed consequences of the World War I. Sadly America's government officials were not prepared to give
“European nations began World War 1 with a glamorous vision of war, only to be psychologically shattered by the realities of the trenches. The experience changed the way people referred to the glamour of battle; they treated it no longer as a positive quality but as a dangerous illusion.” –Virginia Postrel. World War 1 was one of the most horrendous, life shifting wars in history that began in Europe and lasted for 4 years (1914 - 1918) besides affecting 9 million lives. The world was so destructive due to the intensity of the fighting and the deadly weapons. It was the first war in history to involve too many countries, and as a result, World War 1 became known as the Great War. In my opinion, nationalism wasn’t the main cause of the war.