After so many wars have been declared, Britain, France and Russia formed an ally (Entente Cordiale/Triple Entente) and Germany, Austria-Hungary formed an ally called the Triple Alliance with partial inclusion of Italy. Lang also described about the involvement of United States in the war and central role it played to end it (such as Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points). After the war, United States became the dominant and influential country of the world. Even though, the peace treaty has been signed between the Allies and the defeated powers, the whole world has been affected and caused an unchanged impact. Since most of the European rule countries in Asia and Africa, they are forced to be involved in this wars. More to that, t...
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...erspective on behalf of many countries’ leaders. One of the examples are, Woodrow Wilson’s perspective of entering war. Since he knew that Americans will not vote for him if they knew of his idea of involving in war. Therefore, he kept his slogan “He kept you out of war.” More to that, he gave various countries point of view of women working on behalf of men. Britain recruited woman to work in the field of war. French recruited them to work in the industries, many women in Austria- Hungary volunteered to work in the war but women in Germany stayed at home and help their families to overcome “food shortages and higher prices (252).” These are a few perspectives of many that Lang described. He gave his perspectives of the war, the soldiers, etc. One of the reason the book was interesting is because I could understand the war from various accounts of perspectives.
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