By August 1914, the war has been taken to Africa where the German Empire has established four colonies in West, East and South Africa. French and British forces raid Togoland, at the site where the Germans had established a wireless station for communication purposes. By October 10, 1914 the Indian Army joins the French alliance. Britain also makes a call on its Empire in addition to 1.5 million Indian soldiers, Australians, 1.3 million Canadians, South Africans and New Zealanders who fight on the side of the alliance. Further, France “...
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...st World War. Though it entered late- in 1917- it emerged the strongest of most of the nations in the war due to the fact that it did not suffer the wasted industrial power or the bloodletting of the major European nations. Hence, the United States became the world’s leading financial power hence dethroning Britain in becoming the world’s banker. The war had also included hundreds of thousands of armed forces from the European colonies as well as British Dominions. These entailed Australia, India, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. To that effect, the experience of these colonies and dominions in the war prompted them to demand for independence. India had sent about 100000 soldiers to fight in the allied side of Britain. Of these troops, over 10000 perished. The Total War also birthed the League of Nations aimed at promoting international security and peace.
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