For the Western Front, General Alfred Von Schlieffen from Germany drew up a two-front war that included a swift defeat of France while they carried out a hold of Russia, and after they defeated France, Germany would start moving against Russia. However, this did not work in their favor since trench warfare started dominating the front. Trench warfare was the use of digging trenches a few yards into the ground as a defense mechanism against their opponent. These trenches stretched for around four hundred miles, going from the Belgium coast to the Swiss border. Troops lived in these ditches and worked on a rotational schedule to see who would serve in the front lines or work in the supporting trenches. The front line was guarded by barbed wire and heavy artillery, including concrete machine guns. In between each enemy’s trenches was a place called no man’s land, where obstacles such as land mines and wire traps rested. Th...
... middle of paper ...
...to 100,000 men, reduce their navy size, and eliminate its air force. Germany accepted the treaty against their will. The entire map of eastern Europe was redrawn, resulting in Germany and Russian losing a lot of its territory, the disseverment of the Austria-Hungarian Empire, and new nation-states. Europe would never be the same again.
World War I, which was supposed to end quickly, lasted for four long years. The long-term effects of the war was shown through the Great Depression and many years of suffering. It was a victorious win for the Allied Powers. Throughout numerous variations of war strategies, disputes among the communities, and consequences of the war on both of the fronts, it was all finally over. The war was a bloodbath that brought economic troubles for all who pursued in it, people were happy that it was over and most of the gains it brought them.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- The Eastern War and its Effects A Critical Review of Vejas Liulevicius’s War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity and German Occupation in World War 1 Vejas Liulevicius. War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity and German Occupation in World War 1. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 300, ISBN: 9786610162123. This is one of the first books to examine the details of the eastern front during World War One. The majority of the great wars research has been lost in the fixation on the western front.... [tags: World War II, World War I, Germany, Adolf Hitler]
1297 words (3.7 pages)
- During World War II, there was a necessary alliance seeking to stop the Axis powers’ invasions. After WWII, in the mid-1940s, two of the Allies’ superpowers, the Soviet Union (USSR) and United States (USA), split the temporary alliance as they had profound differences in their ideologies. WWII resulted in the leading power of the USA with a nuclear weapon, with the USSR following up with its nuclear weapon. The possession of nuclear weapons and large-scale armies added tension between sides, though both were deterred to attack as a nuclear attack would result in the destruction of both superpowers.... [tags: World War II, Cold War, Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc]
1657 words (4.7 pages)
- Throughout history humanity has experienced many wars for example countries fighting against one another. Few year after the end of World War I, Hitler the ruler of Germany began a second war by invaded Poland in September 1, 1939 the book Give me liberty stated in page 676. His plan is to take over Europe and turn it in to an anti-nation. France and Great Britain were also two of his main target. According to the book Give Me Liberty page 676 “within a year, the Nazi had overrun Poland and much of Scandinavia, Belgium, and the Netherlands.... [tags: World War II, Cold War, Eastern Bloc]
1357 words (3.9 pages)
- Religion, “part of the human experience that has to do with a god or gods, a higher power, or the ultimate values of life” (Cason & Tillman 6-7), is one of the most controversial and interesting subjects for humanity. It has been around for as long as anyone can recall and they have difference and similarities in their founders, beliefs, and history. Religion has served to give some sort of a meaning to life and everything around it. In modern society, some religions have grown and expanded significantly.... [tags: religion, world, conflict]
787 words (2.2 pages)
- Europe needed financial help due to damage to many roads, bridges and buildings during the war. Germany had taken control over a lot of Europe during World War II. Many in the west returned to the same governments and borders they had before to the war. In 1948, the currency reform had given money to them by the Marshall Plan saved West Germany.. Germany was split into districts in Eastern and Western Germany. The Eastern part was controlled by the Soviets. The Soviets also taken control over many of the countries in Europe where they had fought the Germans like Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.... [tags: Cold War, World War II, Eastern Europe]
701 words (2 pages)
- The (world) “war to end all wars” and the Second World War What do the “War to end all wars” and the Second World War have in common, well they are both world wars but what are the specifics. The answer to that will be included in the following text. To start off did you know that (per PBS.org) World War One saw 320,000+ “dough boys” lose their life fighting World War Two had a more than double death toll with 1,000,000+ “GI’s” lives sacrificed. In addition, there was genocide happening on both World Wars with Ottoman Empires killing of Armenians and the Third Reich’s mass killing of Jews in World War Two.... [tags: World War II, World War I, Eastern Bloc]
1301 words (3.7 pages)
- In the Medieval times, Western Europe was plagued with tremendous famines and upheavals. It was a time of numerous horrific battles were self-proclaimed “kings” jockey for power over one another. To make matters even worse, the one uniting factor that united Western Europe with the East, Christianity, also too fought for control over the rights to exercise its authority over the masses. However, despite the increasing animosity within Western Europe as well as between the two Christian denominations, a new foreign threat would emerge to not only challenge Eastern Europe, but Eastern Christendom.... [tags: Crusades, Byzantine Empire, First Crusade]
886 words (2.5 pages)
- For thousands of years, Asia led the world in technology and thought. Millions throughout those years followed the teachings of the Vedic religion, Buddhist thought, or Confucian philosophy. These societies solidified their power in the early centuries of anno domini and even boasted of self sufficient power as late as the fifteenth century. To the West however, grew nations with a different heritage of thought that soon infiltrated the Eastern world. Though their influence seemed minor in such a developed world, by the twentieth century political relations and western philosophy became a part of Asia’s reality.... [tags: technology, asia, qing china]
1634 words (4.7 pages)
- As World War I begun in August of 1914, many leaders had split views on the thought of war. Many political leaders noted the numerous economic and political rises and that it was not worth fighting. Others believed that “rational diplomatics” had the war under control. However, the war would create new thoughts and ideas, as these would be shattered. The start of the war provided many individuals with enthusiasm instead of fear. Middle-class crowds that composed of students & peasants were excited for war, whereas working people were not.... [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare, Tank]
1448 words (4.1 pages)
- The film and literature presented in this unit was an eye opener to the modern western views regarding race and gender. In this western society we view a male as being strong, powerful, a provider for his family, the head of the household and many other characteristics that relates to what a man should be. When growing up as a child into adulthood we’re stimulated by the many books and movies of a woman being second to a man, a stay at home mom while the man is at home making ends meet just trying to provide for his family and we accept that role because in this western society that’s the ideal role as a woman where we look up to the man as a safety blanket and that’s all we’re brainw... [tags: Western culture, Western world, Ancient Rome]
1636 words (4.7 pages)