All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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In All Quiet on the Western Front, what are the "iron youth"?

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The "iron youth" is the manner through which the war is presented to young people in Germany.

Part of what makes All Quiet on the Western Front such a timeless read is that it probes into why wars take place. It analyzes how wars are "sold" to young people who willingly enlist, fight, and many times, die.   Given war's brutality, there have to be ways in which in people would feel enthusiastic towards it.

The Iron Youth is one example of how the war was "sold" to young people...

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