Positive And Negative Effects Of World War 1 Essay

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World War I, the first man-made catastrophe of the twentieth century, left many negative effects on the entire world, including the World War II, the birth of the atomic bomb, and the Cold War. One positive effect has though been the advancement in the field of space exploration. In this war, Austria-Hungary, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire (the Central powers), clashed against Serbia, Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the United States (the Allied powers). The war began on July 28, 1914 as a small conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, but soon engulfed the other major countries involved in treaties with the two countries. The war lasted for four years, killing more than nine million soldiers and wounding 21 thousand more. It finally came to an end when the Allied Powers defeated the Central Powers and made the Treaty of Versailles to maintain peace. The Treaty of Versailles eventually led to a more devastating war, the World War II. The…show more content…
To keep peace after the World War I, the Allies made the Treaty of Versailles demanding Germany to pay the full cost of the war and lessen the size of their military. This angered the Germans and caused the rise of Adolf Hitler, under whom, Germany rose to power again and followed plans of ruthless aggression against other countries. This began the World War II, in which Japan went to war against America. To defeat the headstrong Japanese, the Americans created the world’s first atomic bomb and dropped it in two cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. The invention of the atomic bomb lead to the Cold War, a war in which America and the Soviet Union competed and made great advances in the areas of weaponry and space exploration. Thus, the World War II, the birth of atomic bombs, and the Cold War were the negative effects of World War I, which far outreach its positive effect of advancement in the field of space

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