Why Did Germany Lose In World War One?

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World War one, also known as the war to end all wars, lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Germany was one of the central powers in World War One. Their biggest enemy was the Allied forces. Throughout the war, many factors such as the failure of Schlieffen Plan and the unrestricted submarine warfare had brought Germany closer and closer to failure in World War one. On 11 November 1918, Germany finally surrendered .They then received a lot of consequences such as the treaty of Versailles. However, was it inevitable that Germany will lose in World War One? In the following paragraphs, we are going to talk about some of the reasons for Germany’s failure. Some reasons show that Germany was actually taking less advantage in the war, but…show more content…
Allied Powers were numerically stronger and militarily stronger than the central powers. Statistics shows that Allied forces had a total of 42,200,000 troops while the central powers had a total of 22,850,000 troops only in the war. Britain, Russia, France and USA were strong in military. The British Royal Navy (RN) remained the largest in the world in 1914. Germany had attempted to match the Royal Navy but the British had maintained their position in the later naval arms race. Later, the allies developed the “all-arms attack” plan, which caused Germany to find it hard to win. Allies cooperated and all worked together which caused them to be powerful. However compare the Allies to the Central Powers, the central powers were weaker as they didn’t work together. Nearly half of the troop strength for the Central Powers came from Germany in World War One. Austria and Germany together provided 80% of the troop strength. No matter how hard the Germany had tried to advance, they still couldn’t be better than the allies. However, Germany could have solved this problem by increasing its military power. Moreover, they should have better allies so that Central Powers would be stronger. Also, Germany shouldn’t have started the unrestricted submarine warfare, which further strengthened the Allies power by provoking USA into the war. With these changes, both the Allies and the…show more content…
It was Britain’s strategy to use its powerful navy to maintain a blockade to cut the food supplies of Germany, in order to starve the Germans. The Germans’ ships were blocked by the British navy. This affected Germany a lot that all the Germans population were starving including the soldiers. The soldiers were weak and unable to fight. Moreover, they had no supplies at all including the raw materials used to make weapons. The weapon production had stopped. This further weakened the German forces. However, Germany could have solved this problem by producing food in its own country. Any food would be appreciated. Also, Germany should had a stronger naval to get some of the ships back so that the condition wouldn’t be too serious. With these helps, the condition of Germany would be better and the soldiers would be able to continue to fight. They wouldn’t surrender and they might have the chance to
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