However, the most important reason is the Germany’s lack of strong allies isolating them and having significantly less military power compared to the Allies. Secondly, the Naval blockade brought homeland Germany to its knees as it restricted food stuff and economic growth. It is less important than the first, if the Central Powers were stronger and were better organized, they could have outlasted the Blockade and won the war. Lastly, the Eastern front consumed much more resources than necessary that could have otherwise been used to win the war in the West but is less important as the weak alliance was a pre-existing condition and the Naval Blockade had a negative effect of the Eastern Front. Ultimately, Central Power defeat was a mixture of their weakness and Allied
I think the most significant cause of WW1 was the alliance system. This was most important because different countries would not be involved if they weren’t allies. Before the war happened, Russia, France and Britain had formed an alliance- the Triple Entente. All three countries think that Germany would be a threat to them. Russia thinks that Germany’s army base is too big; UK thinks that Germany’s wealth and navy increased to threaten UK; The relationship between Germany and France had been sour as Germany stole a land from France, and had been in a long-standing feud with Germany from then.
At the beginning of the chapter, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies and Harry Truman becomes president. Unlike Roosevelt, Truman was not particularly concerned about Southeast Asia. However, due to the United States’ relationship with France, as well as their fear that Southeast Asia would fall to communism, President Truman supplied $15 million in military assistance to France to fight the Vietminh, a communist group that was gaining control primarily in North Vietnam (Olson & Roberts, 27). Although the Vietminh were small in numbers, they were fiercely passionate about their cause. Because of this, Vo Nguyen Giap, a leader within the Vietminh, developed a three-stage formula for defeating the French.
The goal was to overwhelm the enemy and end the war early. Although the intended plan was unsuccessful, it still delivered a significant blow to the Germans. Artillery played a vital role in Operation Market Garden by giving several paratroopers on the ground the will to face, what seemed to be, impossible odds.
Expecting the Belgium people not to fight back, instead they showed great resistance. Ultimately the Germans did pass through Belgium but there were some casualties. Consequently when the Germans fought at the battle of Marne they lost. Some other factors that caused the failure of the Schlieffen Plan was the poor communication between the headquarters at Berlin and the frontline soldiers. Also, the plan mainly relied for speed and to move a large number of German troops they would need transportation.
‘The concept of total war originally emerged in the ideological and political context of the interwar period. It was not designed as a precise tool of academic analysis, but as a rhetorical’ During the Interwar period, the concept developed into ideas on how to prepare for a possible new conflict, especially in Germany there was a sense of that the country had not been willing to go far enough. ‘Eric Ludendorff saw ‘total war’ as the Great War done right.’ ‘Total war’ was to Ludendorff during the interwar period becoming an ideal where Germany could succeed if followed until the hostile nation was crushed. ‘He was convinced that to succeed, the nation would need a military dictatorship, and that ‘total war’ was total mobilization of all human material resources. ’ In a more modern context ‘The notion of ‘total war’ is commonly used within military history to describe a totality of effort, meaning the full mobilization of civil, economic and military sectors for war.’ This, however, is only one of several depictions of ‘total war’.
Looking back at the early 1930’s, there are many people today who would criticize the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with his policy of appeasement towards the Natzi leader, Adolf Hitler. Appeasement is defined as “the policy of acceding to the demands of a potentially hostile nation in the hope of maintaining peace.” However, historians now know that peace was never an option for the German leader. His invasion of the Rhineland and Austria was only the beginning; Hitler had his eyes set on Poland, Russia and eventually the world. Chamberlain has been heavily criticized for simply handing over the Sudetenland because this action showed that Hitler had the upper hand. It helped the Natzis become much more powerful, encouraged aggression,
Germany had to get rid of their emperor. So Germany was looking for a good leader to average France and they basically accepted Hitler.. Hitler later headed the Nazi party. In the trenches during the WW1, Hitler talked about and was critical about everybody how they were not deeply committed to the Germ war. Hitler got injured in 1916 in the war and was treated for 2 months at a hospital min Berlin. Hitler said the trauma of defeat made him convinced that the Jews caused it.
However, the plan ultimately failed because of the lack of communication between the troops and the miscalculations of the leaders. Churchill expected major-general John Lucas, in charge of the campaign, to take advantage of the surprise factor and strike an attack that would cut off the supply route to Cassino. But the latter decided against it and followed US commanding officer Mark Clark’s advice to dig artillery positions to secure the bridgehead. This delay would allow the Germans to prepare an opposition force. Even though there had been some errors they only influenced single operations of the conflict and therefore, did not have as great an effect on the length of the campaign as the strength of German
Napoleon caused the rise of nationalism by arousing national feelings of the Germans, the polish and the Italians. together with the exemplary success of the French army from 1792 onwards, the idea was widespread and cannot be suppressed. This greatly affected Europe, although it did not seem significant at that time-revolts did indeed happen, but they were soon suppressed but the military forces of the great powers. The spread of these ideologies that shaped the modern day Europe was impossible to be