The foundation of entangling alliances between 1881 and 1917 directly generated World War I by the increasing rivalries, growing national self-interest, and the drawing of nation’s into conflict. The rivalries amongst the entangled alliances were a rigorous cause of World War I. Starting in 1882, the main central powers of Europe were separated into two fundamental groups that were highly against each other. The first group, the Triple Alliance, formed in 1882, brought together Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. In reaction, France, Great Britain, and Russia formed the Triple Entente in 1907.
The United States and the Allies came out victorious once again but the cost of war greatly affected all the countries. Germany, Japan, and Italy now have more debts to pay and also lost much of their territory once again. The war took many lives and also ended up destroying many beautiful cities. World War II showed how not just the soldiers were affected in the war, but everyone in all the different countries were affected by the war. The fact that the result of World War II was affected by the weapons and artillery used throughout shows the importance of weapons and artillery.
Along with Paul Baumer, there were millions of others who had the experience of fighting in World War I. Poems including, In Flander Fields, Anthem for a Doomed Youth, Dulce et Decorum Est, The Happy Warrior, Before Action, and Back were also written to incorporate the themes of the horror of war. The horrendous war led to experiences that were surreal and terrible enough not to be mentioned by those who were in it. During the aftermath of the Great War, a new perspective was created on modern war and society by analyzing the frightful encounters everyone had, including Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front which identified his experience of war. 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.
The Cult of Offensive was “a military strategy of constantly attacking the enemy that was believed to be the key to winning World War One but that brought great loss of life while failing to bring decisive victory” (Hunt, 803). This strategy made the citizens ready and wanting to go to war. Also employs German propaganda and quick wars. Another key cause was Nationalism. Nationalism is “an ideology that arose in the nineteenth century and that holds that all peoples derive their identities from their nations, which are defined by common language, shared cultural traditions, and sometimes religion” (Hunt, G-4).
Jerod Ford 3/20/14 Period 6 Why Was WWI Inevitable? Europe has seen many wars over its vast and broad history, some of which being quite immense and destructive. One such war would undoubtedly be World War One. A war powered by the brainwashing ways of militarism and the stubborn pride of nationalism. Once engaged in a war a country’s militarism will produce fine soldier ready to drop like dominos on the battlefield, while the nationalism works as fuel providing the naive determination to fight the war.
While that is true, the most important issue and debate brought up is the rapid transformation of our young soldiers while they have to face the atrocities of war. Although, Lee Strunk and Dave Jensen originate as bitter enemies, they conclude there relationship as friends who have maturely evolved due to there encounters in war and self reflection. For the first time, we see that they have matured even though what sparked this evolution was relative immaturity on the part of both characters as one stole and the other over exaggerated and was not able to cope with his own situation. "Because late that same night he borrowed a pistol, gripped it by the barrel, and used it like a hammer to break his own nose." (63) The insecurity here on the part of Dave Jensen is truly amazing.
Militarism was one of the most important thing to all of the countries that fought in World War I. World War I was a huge war. Several countries were involved in World War I. Many lives were lost during this horrible time. Many people believe that imperialism, nationalism, and militarism caused it all to happen.
The war gained national attention and caused chaos and pandemonium nationwide. Communism played a key role in the citizens’ lives that they were willing to fight for all the freedom they deserved. The war was clearly a great calamity and caused distress worldwide. The war was so vital that some of the impacts can still be seen in Vietnam today and some people are still trying to recover from it. The war was definitely a remarkable time in American history and will be in our memories forever.
The country had lost its strongest leader and its backbone throughout the entire war. It woul... ... middle of paper ... ...ar in the history of the United States for many reasons. The Civil War changed the people of the United States and the world forever; millions of people were affected by the war. It helped build one of the greatest countries in the world by destroying it almost completely, the turmoil and chaos bettered the country forever. The war changed the vision of the entire country from sporadic and unorganized into a united and focused vision for the future.
In summary, the experiences of men and women on the frontline and on the home front respectively were different. However, one common factor is the trauma and suffering that both parties due to the war. As men went out to fight on the front, women were left to rebuild a society and fill the roles played by men who were no longer there. World War I broke down the society in a huge way. After the war was over, it was difficult for both men and women to start their lives all over again as they had to adjust to a new social structure.