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America and The First World War - The First World War was a conflict between the triple entente which included, the United Kingdom, the Russian empire, and France, and the triple alliance which included Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Germany. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist sparked the conflict, because both countries had alliances with other nations, the war grew and spread over the world. The United States originally held a policy of isolationism during the war, but was forced to change that....   [tags: World War I] 513 words
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Causes of the First World War - What were the causes of the first world war. Many people believe, that the First World War was caused by the assassination of the heir to the empire of Austria-Hungry, Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand. However, I believe, there were many other more important causes that could have started the war. For example: the rivalry of countries, the alliances (Triple Entente and Triple Alliance), the industries of Britain and Germany, Militarism, Rivalry and many more. Firstly, Germany was trying to expand its empire, and Britain and France had large empires....   [tags: World War I] 765 words
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The Causes of World War I - World war one or otherwise known as the Great War or the War To End Wars embarked in 1914 and carried on for 4 long years (cessation in 1918). Many countries (in particular those with an Empire) enlisted in the war. Furthermore, a collection of countries would congregate and form what is called an Alliance. World War one consisted of two major Alliances, the first were the Allies dubbed the Triple Entente and the Central Powers dubbed the Triple Alliance. The Triple Alliance involved Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy where as the Triple Entente consisted of Britain, France and Russia....   [tags: World War I] 1978 words
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Causes of World War I - World War One, also known as “The Great War” and “The First Modern War” was a very large scale war lasting over four years, involving nations from around the world and ultimately killing more than twenty million people. The cause of this war cannot be accredited to one single event but rather an assassination of a nation’s leader and many political philosophies including militarism, nationalism, imperialism and the formation of alliances. On Sunday June twenty-eighth 1914 in Sarajevo Bosnia the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Francis Ferdinand, was shot and killed by an eighteen year old Bosnian Serb nationalist by the name of Gavrilo Princip....   [tags: World War I]
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Causes of World War Two - When historians and common people alike look back at the Second World War, one person stands out among all of the people who had a part, Adolf Hitler. His atrocities and crimes are well documented across the world but one question which has many people puzzled is, why did the people of Germany support Hitler and his Nazi regime. Also how much were the German people to blame for the events that occurred during the National Socialist Party’s regime. Were they just to blame as Hitler himself or did they have no fault in what was going on....   [tags: Causes of World War II]
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Casualties of World War I - The First World War witnessed an appalling number of casualties. Due partly to this fact, some historians, developed the perception that commanders on both sides dependence on only one disastrous approach to breaking the stalemate. These historians attributed the loss of life to the reliance on soldiers charging across no-man’s land only to be mowed down by enemy machineguns. The accuracy of this, however, is fallacious since a variety of tactics existed on both sides. The main reason for battlefield success and eventual victory came from the transformation of battlefield tactics; nevertheless, moral played a major role by greatly affecting the development of new tactics and the final outcom...   [tags: World War I] 973 words
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An Analysis of World War I - Between April and May 1916, many World War I battles were fought, especially on French and Dutch territory. April and May 1916 was the high point and climax of the war, with all countries continuing their vicious battles in order to protect their territory. One article “The Battle of Verdun”, written by a Parisian reporter, describes the horror of the longest battle of World War I. (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi- bin/paperspast?a=d&d=DOM19160603.2.18.1). This battle was between the German and French armies, and given how superior the German army was, I was very surprised to learn that the French were victorious....   [tags: verdun battle, world war, hulluch] 639 words
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World War 1: A Tragedy of Miscalculation - World War 1: A Tragedy of Miscalculation To some extent, the outbreak of the First World War was a tragedy of miscalculation. Austria declared war on Serbia, in the hope that it would only be a short and local war. Germany had miscalculated the risk of a two-front war. Germany’s war plan – the Schlieffen Plan, inevitably involved France, Russia, Belgium and Britain. In “The war to end all wars”, Germany also did not take into calculation the ‘Domino Effect’ of the alliances between France, Russia and Britain....   [tags: World War I, First World War] 798 words
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World War One Was a Senseless War - World War One Was a Senseless War World War One was the first major war that was fought in mainly in Europe, and parts of Asia. The war lasted from July 28th, 1914 to November 11th, 1928. There were over a hundred nations involved not only from Europe, but from Asia, Africa, Central America, North America and many Island nations. There were millions of casualties fighting in slow moving trench warfare , and many battles were also fought at sea. There are many reason why the world plunged into its first world war....   [tags: World History, World War I] 464 words
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Alliances That Triggered World War One - The alliances before World War One are the main reason World War One even started. This can be concluded when the events of the war are analyzed. World War One started as a dispute between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, but then many other European super powers got involved. Whether that was intentional or not no one can argue that the alliances are not the main reason behind this uncontrolled escalation of the war. Some historians call World War One the domino war because of how super powers (one by one) got involved in the war....   [tags: World War, World History, Alliances]
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Canada's Involvement in the Second World War - Canada involvement in the second world war was well calculated because unlike the first world war, where it plunged into the war as soon as the United Kingdom got involved, in the second world war, Mackenzie King, the Canadian leader had to wait until the parliament consented to the involvement and Canada got involved only after Hitler invade Poland in 1939. Unlike many countries especially in Europe that suffered economic slump during the Second World War, Canada remained virtually unaffected during the war and its involvement set up a foundation through which the country prospered during the years after the war....   [tags: Canada, World War ii, ] 1430 words
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The Atrocities of World War II - The only recognized atrocity of World War II was the Holocaust, but the real truth hides much deeper within. There were thousands of atrocities that occurred leading up to the war, within the years of World War II, and after the war. Many were unrecognized and undocumented and the stories of the dead still remain unknown. My purpose here is to tell the story of the men, women, and children that no one remember, or never even knew existed. The Holocaust was perhaps the most dramatic and well known atrocity of World War II because of the sheer number of deaths and crimes that had to be put on trial in Nuremburg....   [tags: Holocaust, World History, World War II]
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World War I: Cause and Effect - "War is the unfolding of miscalculations." - Barbara Tuchman The causes of World War I included a cultivating sense of nationalism leading to an arms race between Europe's paramount powers, all trying to establish superiority above others; militarism inaugurated to predominate across the globe. As the new kids on the block, Germany pursued the same imperialism as nations like France and Britain, with colonies stretching so far and wide that England was dubbed "the Empire on which the sun never sets." The war led to 8.5 million fatalities and the economic effects would be felt for years to come....   [tags: World War I] 856 words
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Negative Propaganda In World War II - Words and images were silent weapons used by all governments involved during World War II. Wars are generally fought between soldiers, but the different ideologies often meet on the battlefield as well. The support of the people is crucial during these times since it general knowledge that strength relies on numbers. Propaganda targets people’s emotions and feelings and changes people’s perception about a particular idea, people or situation. Propaganda goes hand in hand with the art of persuasion and convincing; these tools can control and manipulate the collective minds of massive amount of its audience....   [tags: World War II]
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Causes of World War I - The first World War lasted four years, from 1914 to 1918. It was the most destructive War that had ever happened in History. It killed about 8½ million people and wounded 20 million more. It destroyed empires and economies and changed the whole of Europe. How had this happened. There are many reasons that contributed to the outbreak of War. There were long and short term causes. These included rivalry between Germany and Britain, tension in Austria-Hungary and Franco Prussian Empire. The assassination at Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Countess Sophie, heir to Austria-Hungarian Throne by a Bosnian Serb was just one cause - the spark that set alight the tensions of Europe a...   [tags: World War I, history, war, informative] 1006 words
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The Causes of World War II - From the Treaty of Versailles, to the rise of Hitler, and the failure of the League of Nations, there were many causes that lead up to World War II. World War I left Germany with many shortfalls, thus leaving them in the hands of the Treaty of Versailles. Rather unfair of a Treaty, this left Germany once again looking for another way out. A country resented by many had no other choice but to feel optimistic toward Adolph Hitlers empty promises… making it substantially simple for him to gain power so quick....   [tags: American History, World War Two, politics, Nazis] 1091 words
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The Beginning of World War I - What started World War One and the events that drew the United States in to it. A young man by the name of Gavrilo Princip shot and killed the archduke heir to the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie at point blank range. Princip actions cause an outrage among the Europeans which escalated the bitter freud with the Serbian and the Austro-Hungarians. The disputes over and many other issues lead to the Austro-Hungarians and its German ally declaring war on Serbia. The Russians allied with the Serbians....   [tags: World War I, history, Franz Ferdinand,] 570 words
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Weapons of the First World War - Research Overview of WW1 Weapons During World War I many new kinds of weapons and technology were invented and improved. Some of these weapons included tanks, chemical and biochemical weapons, grenades, and machine guns. Chemical Warfare was used for the first time on a large scale in World War I. There are two main types of chemical warfare, one affects the surface of the body they come in contact with and the other affects the nervous system. Almost all chemical warfare weapons needed to be inhaled to cause severe damage or death....   [tags: research paper, world war I, military] 712 words
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World War II - World War II was one of the most deadly wars we know in history, having as many as sixty million casualties, most of whom were civilians. It impacted a lot of countries, almost all the world, which is why the name is given. This war impacted many countries in the world, and damaged almost all of the countries involved greatly. It also led to the downfall of Western European countries as world powers, leaving it to the Soviet Union, and the United States. The war started in 1939 and ended in 1945, with the invasion of Poland and the Axis surrender, respectively....   [tags: World War II, World War Two]
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The Chronology of World War 1 that Lead to World War 2 - “Everything happens for a reason”. This time honored cliché has worn its way into the psychology of man, for it gives us both explanation for things that we don’t understand as well as a source of comfort for undesirable happenings in our lives. Many who lived to see the horrendous times of World War 2 have used this phrase to achieve both these ends, for it gives them some small comfort to think that there is some grandiose and powerful meaning behind the happening s of this tragedy. However, as nice as it would be to imagine that there was some deeper meaning to it, WWII was a war not very different from other wars; at least, not in how it came to happen....   [tags: World War 1, World War 2, Adolf Hitler, Germany, L] 757 words
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World War I - World War I, also known as the Great War, was a global war which took place primarily in Europe from 1914 to 1918. The immediate cause of the World War I was the June 28, 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb citizen of Austria-Hungary and member of the Black Hand. The retaliation by Austria-Hungary against the monarchy of Serbia activated a series of alliances that set off a chain reaction of war declarations. Within a month, much of Europe was in a state of open warfare....   [tags: World War I] 1249 words
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World War I Inverstigation - ... Syria and Lebanon under French Mandate by Stephen Longrigg specifically references the Syrian Mandate awarded to France. It is a good source of analysis as the purpose is to examine the effects on the mandate system on the French economy and the various conflicts that arose from the French style of governing, but is limited in that it only examines the French perspective. Much of the value, though, lies in that it focuses on only one mandate, so it provides a detailed analysis of the specific conflicts that arose in this area....   [tags: world history, world war I, victors, countries]
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The Causes and Effects of World War II - World War II was fought between two main opposing forces, the Allies and the Axis forces. The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Italy, and Japan being the most dominant. On the other hand, some of the countries in the Allied powers were Great Britain, the United States, France, Australia, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, Canada, and Greece. Adolph Hitler became head of Germany’s National Socialists Party in July of 1921. By 1933 the once unknown Hitler was given dictatorial power. As his power grew the new dictator grew more restrictive and power hungry....   [tags: European History, World War 2] 826 words
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Poland Was the Aggressor in World War 2 - Introduction The following paper should tackle the general narrative which teaches us that Germany was the only aggressor of the German-Polish war. It should as well identify the underlying causes of the outbreak as well as to find out who and which countries where the main aggressors besides Germany. This paper will be chronological structured which means that I try to go with history and dates. The first major event we have to look at is definitely the war treaty of Versailles....   [tags: Poland Started World War 2]
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The Direct Effect of World War II - ... Domek attended high school in Minnesota. He was old enough to recollect details about his family and community during the war. Mr. Domek's father was a block warden and his family participated in collection drives, volunteer organizations, and had personal stories on the effects of rationing and race relations in his neighborhood. In the interview Mr. Domek delineated the direct effects of World War II on citizen life. Mr. Domek was asked if his community was affected by wartime industrialization and/or temporary positions....   [tags: world war I, global conflict] 686 words
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World War II: Pearl Harbor & The Pacific War - Chaos and continual disorder encompassed the people across the globe in the years prior to the declaration of war between the Axis and Allied powers in 1939. The Great Depression that had struck soon after the First World War left much of the world unemployed and desperate for relief. Nationalism swept through Germany in response to the terms of the Versailles Treaty that ended World War I. China and Japan had been at war since Japanese troops invaded Manchuria in 1931. Germany, Italy, and Japan began multiple invasions and occupations of nearby countries....   [tags: history, world war I]
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The Alliance System Led to World War I - There are many reasons why World War One occurred in 1914, many are complex and remain controversial which is why the matter has been disputed to this day by historians all over the world. My theory is that a lot of those reasons and the trigger factor all links to one thing; the alliance system. The alliance system is what made countries oppose each other and become rivals making it the most significant factor. It had an impact on who supported who when Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. This was only the spark that started war in Europe; there were long term causes that contributed to the war and were the origins....   [tags: World War I, first world war, world war one] 948 words
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American Involvement in World War 2 - Casablanca is a movie published in 1942, during world war 2. It is based of a love story but was produced for a specific reason. By watching movies we can learn a lot about history and culture. By viewing Casablanca we can come up with a lot of questions. Does the movie promote American involvement in world war 2 and could be considered propaganda. Besides those questions we can take a look at how America and its allies are portrayed, or if there are any violent scenes, because most war movies show violence and casualties....   [tags: casablanca, rick's cafe, world war]
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American History and World War II - On December 7, 1941, with Japanese attack on Perl Harbor, all debate over avoiding war and the policy of American isolationism was gone. It was the beginning of a great war that brought death, devastation and finally the victory and power to United States. At the time of Roosevelt’s appointment in 1933, historically crucial events were taking place in Japan, Italy and Germany which had to shape the future and the fate of United States. This paper studies and analyses the major factors which contributed to American success both at home and abroad during WWII in addition to world’s view about American participation in war and bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....   [tags: american history, world war II]
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Lives of Canadians Improved After World War 1 - Canada struggled through many of the obstacles of war in World War 1. All their soldiers fought for their country in order to acquaintance peace throughout their land. A lot of Canada’s brave, young soldiers died for what they did in order to promote the end of war. But, after their success they came back home to their wonderful nation of Canada, they were treated with many rewards and relaxed the rest of their lives with their awaiting families. However, were their lives improved during the 1920’s....   [tags: world war I, first world war, canada] 967 words
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World War II Benefited Women - During World War II about 350,000 women contributed to our defeat against Japan. Holding their weight by serving in the Forces, at home as well as abroad was a significant addition to the surrendering of Japan. It was no secret that women were underestimated during this era. But this opportunity was one that many women would not allow to pass them by despite the way that Germany and other countries looked at us for allowing our women to participate in these actions. It was because of women that we held such triumph during the war, just as it was because of World War II that women are where we are today in America....   [tags: women's role, world war II]
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World War II Poetry - World War II Poetry World War II was a gruesome time. Many people were captured and kept as prisoners of war just because they were soldiers on the enemy's side. The saddest part though is that innocent families, from children to elders, were kept in camps because of their race. The country feared they were still in conspiracy with their homeland which was the enemy. In extreme cases, like the Holocaust, the Germans were kept the Jews hostage and killed by the thousands all because they felt their race was inferior....   [tags: world history, war, writing, art]
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The Realist Theory and The Outbreak of World War I - The realism theory describes World War One the best because it is “based on the view that describes the individual as primarily fearful, selfish and power seeking” (Mingst, 2011). WWI was initially a war between two countries, Austria-Hungary and Serbia; but due to assassinations, the strength of alliances, binds by treaties, and increasing security dilemma, more and more countries entered the war until it manifested into a complete World War. Countries increased their weaponry and made other nations apprehensive....   [tags: World War I]
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European Economic and Social Outcomes of World War I - In 1919, European nations embraced the idea to construct peaceful global order at the Paris Peace Conference, resulting in the creation of six main treaties: Saint-Germain, Neuilly, Trianon, Sevres and the most controversial, the Treaty of Versailles. However, the creation of these treaties sparked criticism and resentment, due to the brevity of the consequences. There were few positive aspects of the Paris Peace Conference, while the negative opinions based on the Paris Peace Conference continued to fester for years to come....   [tags: World War I]
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The Transformation of Battlefield Tactics During World War I - The First World War witnessed an appalling number of casualties. Due partly to this fact some historians developed the perception that commanders on both sides depended on only one ineffectual approach to breaking the stalemate. These historians attributed the loss of life to commanders’ reliance on soldiers charging across no-man’s land where they would be mowed down by enemy machineguns. The accuracy of this, however, is fallacious because both the German’s and Allies developed and used a variety of tactics during the war....   [tags: world war 1, world history] 1172 words
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Why World War I Broke Out in 1914 - There were many reasons why World War 1 broke out in 1914, some of which were obvious and others not so obvious. The most prominent reasons for the outbreak of World War 1 would be due to alliances in Europe, Imperialism, Militarism, and Nationalism. Lastly, the most obvious reason, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was the cause of the immediate outbreak of the First World War Over time, there were many countries within Europe that had made agreements to defend one another in the case that their country went into battle....   [tags: World War I,] 730 words
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America's Desire to Enter into World War I - World War I, known as the Great War prior to World War II, was a global war which began in Europe on July 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918. The Central Power, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, were at war with the Allies, Great Britain, France, and Russia. These alliances posed a threat when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist; at this time, Germany urged the Austro-Hungarian Empire to reciprocate and Serbia turned to Russia for help....   [tags: America and World War One]
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The Mechanics and Impact of Finance in the First World War - The nations of Europe utilized all available resources at their disposal in order to fight the First World War. The war’s massive costs included mobilizing millions of soldiers over a sustained period of time, supplying and supporting armies, and incurring other indirect costs. The war did not stop because countries could not pay for these costs. Instead, the belligerents found different ways to finance their war efforts. The mechanics of financing the major Entente and Central powers impacted the fighting and the course of the war....   [tags: World War I] 2294 words
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The Role of the Canadian Army in the Second World War - The Second World War was a long and life threatening experience that lead to deaths of millions. Throughout the 6-year war, the Allies and the German Nazi’s armies encountered across Europe in several battles to force the opposition to surrender. Although, Canada was not a powerful nation during the Second World War, however, it’s army made many contributions that helped the Allies surrender the Nazi’s. The Canadian military pre handed in many critical battles, such as: the Battle of Sicily, Battle of D-day in Normandy, and the Liberation of the Netherlands....   [tags: world war two]
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World War II Submarine Warfare and the United States - In the thirty-eight years of the United States Naval Submarine Service no United States submarine had ever sunk an enemy vessel. With the ignition of the Second World War the poorly equipped and poorly trained Silent Service, nicknamed for the limited access of the media to the actions and achievements of the submarines, would be thrust into the position American submariners had longed for. The attack on Pearl Harbor left the United States Navy with few options for retribution. The three remaining aircraft carriers were to be “the last line of defense.” Commander Stuart S....   [tags: World War II Submarines]
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Internment of Japanese Americans in World War II - On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II (Prange et al., 1981: p.174). On February 19, 1942, United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 authorizing the Secretary of War and Military Commanders to prescribe areas of land as excludable military zones (Roosevelt, 1942). Effectively, this order sanctioned the identification, deportation, and internment of innocent Japanese Americans in War Relocation Camps across the western half of the United States....   [tags: world war II, japan]
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Why Did Italy Enter Into World War I? - Why did Italy enter into World War I if the majority of Italians were Against it. On the 28th of June 1914, the heir to the Austro – Hungarian throne, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was killed in Sarajevo by a Serbian Nationalist. This assassination, perceived as an internal threat by Austria – Hungary, led to the nearly immediate outbreak of the war. As members of the Triple Alliance, Germany declared war alongside Austria – Hungaria whereas Italy, even though it had been a member since 1882, declared its neutrality on the 4th of August justifying her position by the fact that “ the character of the Alliance is purely defensive”1 and that, therefore, she can only provide military support in...   [tags: World War One]
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Post World War I: Looking for Hope - The age of anxiety was the period between the first world war and the second world war. This was a time when people were uneasy and looking for some kind of identity for themselves. Additionally, the loss of human faith and reason led to a new interest in religion. People wanted to know exactly why was the first world war fought. After the first world war, modern philosophy looked farther into that question by stating that, all humans were bad and evil and that there could not be a God because no God would allow such violence to occur....   [tags: world war i, history,] 518 words
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World War I - World War I lasted from 1914 to 1918, and was initially thought to be the “war to end all wars”. Roughly 14 million people had died, and the war had cost over $280 billion in total, since over 30 nations from each of the six continents were involved. Alliances, one of the main factors of World War I, played a big role in forcing nations to become engaged in the war. During the majority of the war, the clear alliances were between countries part of the Allied Powers, or the Allies, and the Central Powers....   [tags: World War 1, Allies, Europe]
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Hidden Reasons That Started World War I - The American people thought they had captured the idea of “the shot heard around the world” when the first shot was fired in the American Revolution. The idea was then redefined when Gavrilo Princip shot and killed the Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, and his wife. This one shot of violence began a “war to end all wars.” However, what were the hidden reasons that started World War I. How could two small countries petty affairs start a war so large that in the end countries from every civilized continent would take part....   [tags: World War I] 787 words
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Use of Paratroopers During World War II - Wilhelm Bittrich, a German leader during Operation Market Garden, once commented on the British paratroopers at Arnhem saying, “In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard.” This is just one instance of bravery and dedication that paratroopers exhibited on a consistent basis throughout World War II. Paratroopers were an elite infantry force that went through some of the toughest training their military had to offer in order to perform well during any and all operations....   [tags: World War II Paratroopers ]
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Lives Lost During World War I - It will never be possible to completely calculate the toll in human lives that was paid during the First World War. Battlefield deaths, civilian deaths, and deaths due to outbreaks of diseases cost millions of lives, all around the world. The short term impact was devastating, but through the long term the war may have had negligible demographic consequences. Accurate numbers for deaths are difficult to calculate. It is believed that between 9-10 million military men were killed during the war....   [tags: World War I] 680 words
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Did World War II Make World War III Impossible? - “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”-Albert Einstein Fifty-two million souls perished in the storm of World War II. The actions engaged after World War I from the Treaty of Versailles became the ultimate cause of World War II. After World War II, the United States procured countless undertakings to insure that no greater cataclysmic event would propel the people of the world into the grasp of a one-world government. Prior to World War II, no one had the power to destroy mankind....   [tags: world war, versailles treaty, atomic bomb] 1016 words
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World War Z: Zombies vs Humans - Distinguishing between zombies and humans, in general, is difficult due to many overlapping similarities in their characteristics. Both zombies and humans have a purpose that initially defines their existence. They both seek vegetative needs in order to survive and naturally crave reproduction, two behaviors that can lead to trouble in differentiating between the two. As portrayed in World War Z, the parasitic virus that controls the human corpse wants to survive at all costs. In World War Z Dr....   [tags: World War Z]
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The Undercurrents of World War II: The Holocaust - As tensions escalated in Europe until the point of the Second World War, another war raged beneath the surface, unbeknownst to foreign onlookers. Not only did Hitler and Nazi Germany start an unprovoked war that took the lives of over 50 million soldiers, they also exterminated millions of innocent people for no other reason than their religion. The Holocaust began in 1933, reached its peak during the Second World War, and came to an end with the war in 1945. Hitler used the Holocaust as a mechanism to purge his German state of any lesser people (especially those of Jewish heritage) that might be of some threat to his superior Aryan race....   [tags: Holocaust, World War 2, Nazi, genocide, ] 2217 words
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Technological Advancements Brought on by World War II - One of the most recognized technologic advancements in plans during world war one and two waqs the blitzberg plan. The World War Two era was a time of change. There were many technological advancements during this time. These advances can be categorized into three categories. They are weapon advances, vehicle advances, and strategic advances. This technology would change the face of war forever. The first category, weapon advances, is a very important category. Leading up to the war, weapons were changing constantly....   [tags: world history, world war II] 1707 words
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If Germany had won the First World War - What if Germany had won the First World War. How would the world be different. Would the economy be the same. Would Germany be a world power. Would we have countries such as Finland or Latvia exist today. Would the United States still be a democracy. Would there have been a Second World War. The outcome of the First World War directly and indirectly effected the way we live today. This might come as a surprise to some, but Germany almost won the First World War. Germany was once very close to winning the war....   [tags: Germany, World War I, history, ] 1284 words
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South Africa: The Impact of World War II - Migration has been a trend that was started centuries ago and it still continues all around the world till this day. During the post World War II period, migration of Africans to South Africa from other regions had particularly increased. This increase of population had occurred because of many reasons, which included manufacturing increasing, forced migration, encouragement from others to migrate, the end of the apartheid, urbanization, gold and mining, and an economic boom (Reader and Lewis, Iliffe, Maharaj, and Erlmann)....   [tags: post world war II, migration]
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World War I's Affect on British Industry and Economics - The outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 produced immediate changes. It is often said that war is the 'locomotive of history' - that is what drives it along. Certainly the First World War helped to produce major changes in Great Britain especially socially and economically. World War I produced major economic changes. British industry had been to a large extent transformed by the mobilization of millions of soldiers and by an unprecedented switch to war production. Under a positive perspective, the economy had shown a new production capacity....   [tags: World War I, economics, history,] 926 words
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The Role of National Interest in World War I - National interest was a key factor in the explosive beginning of World War One. By looking at the Naval Arms Race, the People’s Revolt in Austria-Hungary and European alliances, it can be shown that national interest was a significant factor in contributing to World War One. The ultra nationalistic views of many countries overruled their ability to act in a just and logical manner. It was in the years following the formation of the Triple Alliance in which the desire and craving for power grew, and created insincere relationships and unrealistic portrayals of other countries intentions....   [tags: WW I, First World War] 772 words
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The Battle of Stalingrad- A Turning Point in the Second World War - The battle of Stalingrad raged from August 1942 until the German surrender on 2 February 1943. Significantly, it was the first catastrophic defeat to befall the Wermacht Army who not only lost the battle but were severely humiliated. Indeed, the German Army never fully recovered from this blow to its morale. Upwards of 270,000 troops were killed and 91,000 prisoners were taken by the Red Army; included in this latter number were 23 German Generals. Conversely, morale in the Red Army soared as a consequence of Stalingrad giving the Russians increased strength and confidence....   [tags: European History, World War II] 764 words
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The Battle of the Bulge and the End of World War II - On a frigid December morning on the Ardennes Range. An erie moonlit fog covers the land. Thousands of sleeping Allied soldiers are awakened by the buzzing of artillery shells and enemy mortars crashing near their resting places. The Battle of the Bulge will forever be one of the most influential battles of World War II. At around 5:30 AM, on December 6, 1944, a report of strange flickering lights on the German front line came into Allied headquarters from a lone American sentry at the front of the allied lines....   [tags: Allies,Hitler, Second World War]
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The End of World War I - The End of World War I As the news of the individual surrender spread, fellow Germans saw that they were losing the war and started mutinies. Many people told the Kaiser to seek an armistice with the allies. However, he did not show any intensions of giving up. With the end so close, many American newspapers started to create rumors that the armistice had signed been signed by the Germans. They assumed that our leaders were suing for peace. They were still only considering signing an armistice....   [tags: World War I History] 508 words
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Origins of World War II - Origins of World War II World War II was much more than battles, statistics, politics, and opinions. The things that contributed to its beginning, what happened during the war, and the effects of the war are still being debated and discussed. Patrick Finney assembles some of the best writings for a number of subjects relating to World War II. First the reader is introduced to the basic views, where they originated, and why they are still discussed today. The truth is, even fifty years after the end of the war, it is still very much part of our lives....   [tags: World War II History] 937 words
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Causes Of World War One -      Many things led up to the start of World War I. There was much tension between the countries of Europe for more than fifty years. There were immediate causes, and long-term causes. Some immediate causes were the assassination of the heir of Austria-Hungry, Germany declaring war on Russia, Germany declaring war on France, and Great Britain declaring war on Germany. Some long-term causes or basic causes were imperialism, nationalism, and the arms race. The assassination of Archduke Frances Ferdinand, who was the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was probably the last step on the long road to war....   [tags: World War I, WWI] 441 words
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Women in World War II - Women in World War II When the war across seas broke out in 1939 Canada was called to the front as a part of the British Empire. Canada's work force was now severely depleted. Everyone remembers the prestigious men and women of Canada for their effort in the war helping the Allied side defeat the German enemy. We must remember though that the soldiers were not a self sufficient army, navy, and air force but rather part of the larger war machine that was Canada. When Canadians think of the war they must remember the country that stood behind our soldiers in Europe....   [tags: World War II History] 3384 words
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How the Second World War Reflects in Lord of the Flies - The date is 1954, just a few years after the end of World War Two, the great war still fresh and painful in the eyes of those living; on bookshelves stands the published novel by William Golding titled Lord of the Flies. This novel was written to tell the tale of a group of young boys stranded on an island after their plane crashes sometime after their departure of their evacuation for precaution from London, England. The idea of actual evacuation was only talked about and experimented on even if a plan of action was made if the need ever really arose....   [tags: World War II, Literary Analysis, Symbolism]
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The First World War and the February Revolution of 1917 - The First World War became the Tsars worst nightmare. Russia joined the war in many ways to keep peoples minds of Russia’s backwardness and badly run government, and onto the war effort itself. But within the first year of the war people’s minds began to wander away from troop moral and toward the Tsar and his control. From the go Russia was mobilized and war ready faster than the Germans and themselves expected, they was only expecting a short war. Russia had no extended war plans of ammo, food, clothing and equipment and extremely bad organisation led to many un-necessary deaths and illnesses....   [tags: world war i, February revolution of 1917, russia, ] 644 words
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American Culture and Patriotism after World War Two - As a result of the war, America felt a new patriotism. As the wealth of the country increased the people were inclined to celebrate their success. They also celebrated having a much easier life than in comparison to the hardship and compromises of the war years. This was evident in the products that were designed to save Americans time and effort. There was advertising particularly aimed at women in the home household products. The consumerist beliefs were perpetuated by the mass media, radio, television, cinema and print media....   [tags: American Culture, World War II, USA, patriotism, ] 489 words
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The Social and Political Issues of World War Two - In unit three of Nation of Nations, there were many social/cultural and political issues that affected the Jews in Germany and the Japanese in America. The social/cultural groups were roused due to the conflicts arising over ethnic backgrounds, race, and class differences. The Jews and Japanese faced discrimination in both countries whether they were born there or not. (Davidson, 2008) In America, the Japanese were treated as, “aliens of enemy nationality.” This was partly because of their attack on Pearl Harbor....   [tags: Politics, World War II, history, Roosevelt, Hitler] 2328 words
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The United States' Entry Into World War 1 - “The world must be safe for democracy.” This quote, made famous by Woodrow Wilson, was spoken to congress about the United States’ involvement in World War I. This was said because Wilson believed that Germany’s militarism threatened democracy everywhere and in order for Germany to be stopped, the United States must enter the War. However, Wilson and the US were not too eager to enter the war when it started; in fact, it took the United States three years to enter the war. (Feldmeth) So the question for many is, why did the US wait so long and what eventually made the US get involved in this global conflict....   [tags: Woodrow Wilson, Neutrality, World War I] 1126 words
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The Navajo Code Talkers in World War II - A. Plan of the Investigation This investigation evaluates to what extent did the Navajo code talkers aid the American military during WWII. In order to assess the extent to which these soldiers assisted the American military during WWII, this investigation focuses on their involvement in transmitting military messages in their native tongue, and the events surrounding these transmissions. In addition, the contribution of other Native American code talkers is considered and compared to that of the Navajos specifically within the investigation....   [tags: American Military, World War II, Native Tongue]
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Persecution of Jews during World War II - Persecution of Jews increased during World War two as Nazis invaded more countries; which contained thousands of Jews. The increased number of Jews meant that the problem increased greatly. The ways in which the Nazis dealt with the Jews gradually changed throughout the years. First it started by isolating them from society, then exportation out of Europe, then ghettoisatiion;which failed because of the mass number of people. Later on they brought in methods such as the Einsatzgruppen, Concentration and labour camps and gas chambers....   [tags: Persecution, Jews, World War II, Holocaust, ] 742 words
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German Aviation during World War I - A: Plan of Investigation This investigation will examine the extent to which World War I encouraged aeronautical advancements in Germany from 1914 to 1918. A comparison of the crude airplanes developed before the brink of war to the end models will be evaluated to determine the Great War’s impact on aviation. Motivations for these advancements such as excellent piloting, number of deaths, need for ground assistance and competition with other countries will be considered, but specificities other countries aeronautical advancements will not be studied....   [tags: Aeronautical Advancements, World War I, Germany]
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The Role of Francis Ferdinand's Assassination in Contributing to the Start of World War I - World War I was a reaction to the world experiencing plenty of change in such a small amount of time. Major events have been attributed to the World War I, such as German Unification, Imperialism and The Creation of Peacetime Alliance systems, but the ultimate reason for the war was the assassination of Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. According to notes taken on the Civil war, Francis Ferdinand was heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, and he was killed by a Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip....   [tags: world history, world war I] 953 words
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Prisoners of War in World War II - Prisoners of War in World War II If you have never been a Prisoner of War (POW), you are extremely lucky. The prisoners of war during the World War II, (1939-1945) were treated poorly with no respect or consideration and were given the living conditions worse than animals. It was an extremely bad situation that no human being could survive. They were mistreated, manhandled, beat and even shot defending their country. No one wanted to go to war, but for those men who did, and for those who survived as POWs will always regret it....   [tags: World War II History] 529 words
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Innovation of weapons during World War I - Within World War I began a new age of warfare. As compared to previous engagements, the adoption of new weapons changed the way in World War I was fought. Not only did the concept of war change in terms of where battles were fought, how much revenue must be spent on the war and how much time a war could span; weapons changed. During the Indian Wars and War for independence, basic weapons were used. World War I began to become mobile. Use of planes, tanks and other technological advances had been implemented....   [tags: War, World History, Weapons]
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World War II as a Good War - World War II as a Good War The vast majority of Americans supported World War II (WWII) after Pearl Harbor was bombed, recognizing a fascist threat to Western democracy. WWII was a good war. It had the ability to unite America. They united against Nazism and fascism. But even a good War has its bad times. If you look behind what you think happened at what really happened in WWII it becomes clear that the U.S. has nothing to be proud about. WWII evolved the entire globe, putting the world's largest economic and military powers against each other: the AXIS powers Germany, Japan and Italy against the ALLIED powers Russia, Britain and the U.S....   [tags: World War II History ] 1889 words
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The U.S. in the Second World War - The U.S. in the Second World War How the Second World War change the economy of United States. Before the Second World War happened for ten years, the United States had the Great Depression, the most serious economy crisis in U.S history. After the president, Franklin D. Roosevelt and government started big business under strong government pressure, the New Deal project. Of course, New Deal seemed to be successful in the first. By New Deal, many unemployed people gained job, and people started consumption than before....   [tags: World War Two US History] 957 words
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The Beginning of World War Two - The Beginning of World War II "The era of anxiety and economic depression was also a time of growing strength for political dictatorship. Popularity elected governments and basic civil liberties declined drastically in Europe"(McKay 967). Most say the start of the second World War was due to the depression across the world. Others, like Monetarists, believe that the second World War was no accident. The worldwide depression left countries with dictatorship that seemed to be the wave of the future and therefore the start of World War II....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays]
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The Aftermath of World War Two - The Aftermath of World War II Some people argue that faith and reason are two completely unrelated concepts. This statement could not be further from the truth. Both faith and reason separate man from animal. Man possesses the ability to think his way through obstacles. When a situation appears too great for logic, faith brings man to the next level. During World War II faith and reason worked side by side. Politicians and military leaders employed reason to break down and destroy the enemy....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays]
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World War Two's Effects on the World - world war II was a war of course it was a world war. by this i mean it affected the whole world. world war II was a grevious and bloody war. this war (world war II) had more deaths than any other war ever fought. it all started in germany where a man known as Adolf Hitler was being given germany practicly on a platter. Hitler was a very smart man, he played a whole nation and made them believe he was for real. once he was given germany, he seized control. taking over everything and exterminating all that opposed....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays] 444 words
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The Effects of World War Two - The Effects of World War Two WWII was one of the wars that had the most devastating effects on peoples live in Europe. During five years citizens of the different countries suffered from this brutal war to which they were condemned by their government. Two of the most affected home fronts during this war, were Britain, and Germany. Women, children were the most affected, and by many they were the moral support for their brigades, while men wre fighting in the front line. When war broke out in September 1939, the British government expected that the effects on life in Britain would be very serious....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays] 1118 words
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The Second World War (WWII) - World War I has often been referred to as the “Great War.” This is a rather deceiving statement being that over 65 million men fought, and over 37 million men died in a war that lasted 4 years. World War I was, also, referred to as the “War to end all Wars.” Yet, 20 years later that statement would no longer be true as WWII erupted in 1939. When WWI ended with no real purpose served, it became apparent that a peace conference needed to occur and that someone had to pay reparations for the damage done....   [tags: World War 2 II Two] 601 words
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The First World War (WWI) - World War 1 World War 1 was called “The Great War”, “The war to end all wars”, and “The first modern war”. It had many causes and a few repercussions and I will describe them in detail. The most widely known reason for the start of World War1 was the assassination of the Arch Duke Ferdinad of Austria-Hungary in the Serbian capital of Sarajevo. The ArchDuke was there to talk to the Serbian leaders about peace in the Balkan Peninsula. After a Serbian was arrested for the assassination Austria-Hungary pulled out of the peace talks and declared war on Serbia....   [tags: World War 1 I One] 444 words
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