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The Impacts Of Warfare In The Triple Entente And The Triple Alliance

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World War One was a time of great flourish in terms of technology, chemical, economic and political warfare. The Triple Entente: Britain, France, Russia and the Triple Alliance; German, Austria-Hungary, Italy experienced the harmful and positive impacts that this change instigated. Warfare falls under several categories, but two, technological and strategical, were the majoring factors during the war as they ultimately controlled the war’s outcome. The technological and strategical changes harmfully impacted not only soldiers’ but civilians’ lives, as well, in the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance through their health and overall lifestyle, despite the destructive outcomes of these factors, new positions and opportunities arose for women…show more content…
Two types of warfare, technological and strategical were used simultaneously during the battle and while one was improving and thriving, the other was based off older ideas and in turn caused devastating impacts. The First World War saw an increase in the amount of dangerous technology that became available for fighting soldiers. Weapons such as; machine guns, flamethrowers, artillery, poison gas and aircraft were developed and used for the first time during the war. The increased number of deadly weapons was caused by the ability to mass produce due to the Industrial Revolution period that took place during the 18th and 19th century. Mass production could possibly be argued that it was the deadliest weapon of the war, allowing both sides to produce more weapons in a shorter period of time leading to a shocking number of deaths. Machine guns were used, based off an older design in 1884(HistoryNet, 2014) and they allowed defenders to cut down enemies as they approached the trench lines. As rifles and machine guns became common weapons, the death toll spiked, as well as the demand for workers in the ammunition…show more content…
This was one of the positive impacts the war influenced, and soon women rose into higher situated positions. In 1916, one woman described her training at an Arsenal in London. “At first, she thought it ‘a frightful waste of time’ but soon found, ‘I can quite keen on the day’s work’” (Mylearning.org, 2016) From this quote, it is evident that this movement was beneficial for the war and for women’s overall life quality. It allowed them to work and step outside the normal social structures, allowing them to feel a purpose other than caring for the children. There were still harmful impacts nevertheless, that cost woman and others that were working in the factories their lives. Due to the lack of safety precautions and women were still expected to wear long flowy dresses that caught into the machinery, accidents were common. Many lost limbs, were burned in explosions or lost their lives and this had a harmful impact on their health and their families’ health. Without the constant income, family members would starve or possibly lose their home. Workers constantly were handling dangerous chemicals which caused health problems that outlasted the war. For example, TNT turned thousands of workers’ skins yellow. The mental health of the workers was also ignored as productivity was all that mattered. In order to keep up with the demand from the front line,
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