Many people look back upon World War I as a noble and valiant war, however very few people know what countries were fighting for, which in reality was only to protect alliances and mother countries. These same alliances were the very cause of the initially small war’s large expansion and the high number of courageous lives that were lost. Bad judgement, protection and fear are just some of the reasons contributing to the wars hideous expansion. The war should never have spun so out of control. Works Cited http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/timeline_of_world_war_one.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-war-i/countries-involved.html http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question8201.html
This was a logical decision because most of the country felt vulnerable after the attack. Furthermore if our country did not fight back, other countries would take it into consideration that we are weak and they can take advantage of us. About 90% of polls conducted by various news stations before and the beginning of war stated the people overall supported it. (http://www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm) People argue now that we have been at war for a while some people are changing their minds, but not as many as the media makes it seem out to be. All the media has done for the war is damage it.
Before the Great War, battles were romanticized and conflicts were fought on foreign lands. Therefore, there was little or no involvement with the war effort by members outside the military, especially people back home. This enabled the divide between how soldiers fought and how civilians perceived the soldiers exploits, which developed into a fantastical support for war. For example, soldiers returning from the Napoleonic wars would share their tales of victory and the glory of battle creating romantic misconceptions about how war should be. As the western world entered into the Great War, these fantastically naive preconceptions of war lead to unanimous support to the war effort.
Although one might think there was one cause of World War I, th... ... middle of paper ... ..., the US had the need to feel sympathy for them especially Paul Baumer. Everyone who fought in World War I had to be apart of the nightmare of war. Paul felt betrayed by people because what he thought war was like with patriotism and heroism was false, therefore shattering his dreamt experience. Since the beginning, Paul seemed to have matured and became more of a man unlike his childlike actions joining right from school. His experiences along with millions of others during this war caused change in society and perspectives on what happened.
While it is clear that no two wars are the same, almost every war requires at least one thing: men and women who are willing to risk their lives and fight them. Volunteering to fight in a war is a sacrifice that most of us will never even be able to comprehend making. Not only does fighting involve the obvious physical danger, but the mental and psychological toll that a war has on a soldier can be absolutely devastating as well. We hear countless horror stories about life fighting in a war, and also life afterwards. However, despite the dangers, millions have made this sacrifice bravely and willingly, and unfortunately; millions more may do so in the future.
Loyalty & War War is a battle not only between people but also between the ideas and reasons they carry with them like a flag.. The Civil War is a perfect example of this a war among people who might have, before the war, shared the same ideas or princples and called each other friend, neighbor, cousin, uncle, or even brother. Now because of a war against oppression and to preserve a country they called the other tyrants or traitors each believing that they had a cause worth dying for and that they would stay true to it until they saw it through. The affects the war had on the people in the war is another reason that makes their cause and how they stuck with it till the end even more honorable. The union fought to preserve a country that their ancestors fought to create and the confederacy seceded and fought to protect their personal rights, the idea the South fought for was to govern themselves and escape the mistreatment they recieved from the North.
The Southern states felt the blow of total war much more than the Northern states because they had much less than the North, therefore; each citizen had to contribute that much more to the Confederate Army so that they could try and protect their way of life. Even though the Union as a whole treated the American immigrants very poorly they would not have won the war without their help. The American political leaders of the time were afraid that immigrants might bring disease over and infect their population. Newman (1983) comments on how they were so afraid of immigrants that many quarantine laws were passed against them. Quarantine laws ended up dying because they would have been very difficult to enforce.
That’s why they need to fight and are seen as heroes but not heroes of their country, heroes of their family. In addition, he also described future wars which WWI had recently ended in his time, but he predicted to have another war which will be much cruel. It was true because WWII happened and caused more damages to the world; many women and children died with it. This was an extraordinary prediction because how someone can predict the future and become reality? However, as he mentioned peace was in people’s heart and was more important than having wars as
The Effect of World War One on Domestic Life World War One started in 1914. There were many reasons for World War One but the main reason was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand on July 28th in Sarajevo. Everyone thinks of the war as the fighting that went on in France but the war not only affected the soldiers who were fighting it affected the people at home as well who were forced to carry on with the normality of there everyday lives. When World War One started in 1914 there was an excitement to join in This photo is biased it shows that many men wanting to join the army. This photo is Primary evidence so it is a good source but Photos only show you a small part, they don't Show you what is going on a few meters down the road.
In Britain for example, joining the army was seen as a noble cause and many men would volunteer to leave their families and join the frontline. In addition to this, it was seen as betrayal for fellow countrymen to be on the frontline while one was left at home. Such a person would not earn the respect of the society as he was seen as a traitor who did not love nor respect their country. In this perspective, the thoughts and experiences of men ... ... middle of paper ... ... need be. It is also important to note that in countries such as Russia, women actually joined the forces and fought on the frontlines.