How was fighting different on the Western and Eastern Fronts in WWI?
The Western front was best characterized by trench warfare. The armies dug into the ground, both sides constructing elaborate trench networks. This caused them to reach a stalemate for most of the duration of the war. The Western front was later reinforced by the arrival of the Americans. The fighting was bloody and millions of people died.
The Eastern front was much larger and thus did not result in the trench warfare seen in the West. Instead, the fighting was much more traditional and deadly due to advances in technology. It is estimated that over three million people lost their lives and over nine million were wounded. The toll of the war was so catostrophic that Russia, which beared the brunt of the eastern front's fighting was forced to pull out...
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