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In many ways, World War I and its aftermath helped to create the political, social, and economic conditions for the rise of European dictatorships. In Germany, for example, the harsh demands of the...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2021, 11:08 am (UTC)

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As the preceding answer suggests, the phrase "war to end all wars" was first used by H.G. Wells. Wells, like many idealists of his time, hoped that the sheer destructiveness of the First World War,...

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The period after WWI was a rather anxious time in political and cultural history. WWI demonstrated that mankind could still be quite barbaric despite being quite advanced in science and technology....

Latest answer posted November 9, 2018, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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This is a huge question that can't be adequately dealt with short of a book length treatise, but an outline of a few of the effects of the war can be touched on. First, World War I was so obviously...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2019, 7:28 pm (UTC)

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The role of socialism and communism in World War I was limited in that neither of these political systems had actually been implemented in governments of the period and they existed only as...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2016, 5:57 pm (UTC)

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World War I helped to bring about Canadian autonomy because Britain needed Canada’s help in the war. Because Canada was so important to the war effort, it was able to push Great Britain to give it...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2012, 1:17 am (UTC)

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As previous posts have pointed out, one of the major reasons for the Allied victory was the U.S. entry into the war with the potential to bring to bear a huge population and a giant industrial base...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2015, 9:02 pm (UTC)

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World War I was the first modern war. Chemical warfare and modern weapons were just some of the obstacles soldiers faced. The war in Europe also involved terrible weather and close combat. It...

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The reason for this is that the government of Austria-Hungary really wanted a war with Serbia. They did not really care what the truth was. Instead, they wanted a way to force Serbia to go to war...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2011, 2:31 pm (UTC)

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The alliance systems established as the Triple Entente and the Central Powers served to create an environment ready for war at the slightest provocation. The different sides held reservations and...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2017, 12:06 pm (UTC)

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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...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013, 6:36 pm (UTC)

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The stalemate in trench warfare was overcome in two main ways, one tactical and one strategic. Strategically, the stalemate was overcome because the Germans were losing confidence. First, there...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2012, 2:29 am (UTC)

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World War I started in 1914. The United States did not take either side at that point. The US did not get involved in the war until 1917, when it entered the war on the side of the Allied...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2013, 8:55 pm (UTC)

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Submarines were quite important in terms of diplomacy and the course of the war. Germany hoped to use submarines in order to choke Britain away from valuable supplies. Germany realized that its own...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2018, 5:34 pm (UTC)

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There is no way to objectively answer this question. Various countries of Europe were at fault to some degree and there is no way to really measure the degree of fault for any country. The most...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2013, 2:45 pm (UTC)

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The U.S. government was quite biased against Germany during WWI. Early on in the war, the British navy cut the German transatlantic cable; this act made sure that only pro-Allied news concerning...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2017, 6:41 am (UTC)

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President Wilson wanted to emphasize the fact that the reasons for American involvement in World War I were different to those of the French and the British. He knew that a large section of...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2019, 10:24 am (UTC)

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The most common answer to this is that the United States adopted a policy of isolationism in the years after World War I. However, this is not strictly correct. The true policy of isolationism...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013, 10:48 pm (UTC)

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The main reason that neutrality was so hard to maintain during this time was that the United States was still trying to trade, first with both sides and then eventually only with the Allies. This...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2013, 12:15 am (UTC)

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World War I was not as consequential for the US as World War II, but it was important nonetheless. Among its effects were: It made the US more of an important world power. The fact that US...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2012, 4:58 pm (UTC)

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Prior to the end of World War I, Woodrow Wilson spoke of the need for national self-determination as a guiding principle of any treaty that ended the war. This principle was included among his...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2018, 9:03 pm (UTC)

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Italy entered World War I because it wanted territorial gains. Italy had been allied with Germany and Austria-Hungary before the war, but it chose not to enter the war with them when it started....

Latest answer posted December 7, 2011, 3:54 am (UTC)

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This is very difficult to answer precisely because the terms are not well-defined. Where, exactly, do we say the Eastern Front was? What do we do about countries like the Austro-Hungarian Empire...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2011, 11:21 pm (UTC)

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Americans did not want to take sides in World War I for two reasons. First, they felt the war did not affect the United States. Second, while the US was an English-speaking nation, there were...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2013, 4:56 pm (UTC)

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The fundamental reason for the US entry into WWI was the fact that the US had strong economic connections to Britain. These were strong before the war and became stronger as the war went on and...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2012, 5:22 pm (UTC)

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The book you will want to look at in order to cut through the welter of information is Barbara Tuchman's Pulitzer-prize-winning 1962 classic The Guns of August. This very readable book concentrates...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2019, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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There is an old cliché that says that the winners get to write the history. That is the major reason why the Treaty of Versailles mainly blamed Germany for World War I. Since Germany lost, its...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2013, 1:15 am (UTC)

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The Western Front in World War I turned into a stalemate for two main reasons. First, the German Schlieffen Plan was not carried out well enough to overrun France before the French could get their...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2013, 5:50 am (UTC)

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The sinking of the Lusitania is remembered as one of the atrocities of World War I that killed a large number of American civilians. People often think that the sinking propelled the US into the...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2013, 4:18 pm (UTC)

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There were two main reasons why the Central Powers agreed to an armistice. These two reasons were the main factors behind their defeat. First, the Central Powers were in economic trouble. That...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2013, 9:19 pm (UTC)

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The immediate cause of this escalation was the fact that there were webs of alliances between various countries. These alliances caused countries (some of which had worldwide empires) to jump into...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2013, 5:38 pm (UTC)

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In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many nations, especially the major European powers, started forming political alliances, both publicly and secretly. The main reasons for the formation of these...

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Although it is certainly possible to argue this issue both ways, I would say that the obligations and punishments imposed upon Germany were excessive. They added up to a group of conditions that...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2013, 10:00 pm (UTC)

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When World War I ended, other countries owed the United States a great deal of money, either from reparations, loans, or war debt. The United States discovered that collecting this money was not...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2018, 8:51 pm (UTC)

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For the bulk of World War I, war on the Western Front was very much a stalemate. This is the famous (or infamous) time of trench warfare. At the beginning of the war, the Germans mounted an attack...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2013, 5:52 pm (UTC)

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The term "wartime state" refers to the changes that were made by the government to mobilize both popular opinion and economic activity to aid in the war effort. In the United States in WWI, the...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2011, 5:29 am (UTC)

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A really large problem across Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries involved the dynamics inherent in what was called "the balance of power" politics that dominated European...

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There are two main ways in which this is true. First, the war at sea helped to defeat the Germans because the German strategy of blockading Britain did not work. Germany hoped that it could use...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013, 6:38 pm (UTC)

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The answer is that neither of these choices is correct. While this is a matter of opinion, I do not agree that our rights must never be violated. There are surely instances that can be imagined in...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2013, 2:42 am (UTC)

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The root causes of World War I extend well back into the nineteenth century. This answer will address the more immediate events, namely those in 1914. The event that sparked World War I was the...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2013, 2:28 am (UTC)

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I think that the war in the air in World War I is significant for a couple of reasons. The first is that World War I was the first time that aviation was able to be harnessed for warfighting...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2012, 1:23 pm (UTC)

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There are at least two good reasons why the entrance of the United States into the First World War helped turn its tide against the Central powers. The first is basic accounting. The United States...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2018, 4:33 am (UTC)

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I would agree that Germany played a part in causing World War I, but I certainly wouldn't lay all the blame at their feet. Europe was primed for war for a multitude of reasons, and Germany didn't...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012, 5:25 pm (UTC)

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What this letter tells us is that the war was (for this soldier at least) both a terrible thing and an amazing thing. We are well aware of how horrible the war in the trenches was. This letter...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2012, 8:58 pm (UTC)

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World War I did not directly call into question the myth of European invincibility in the same way that the Russo-Japanese War did. In the Russo-Japanese War, an Asian country defeated a European...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2013, 1:03 am (UTC)

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I assume that you are talking about the Balkan Wars of the early 1910s and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. If so, the Balkan War led to the assassination because they inflamed...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2011, 11:11 pm (UTC)

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I would suggest that one way World War I affected the entire world was that it proved Modernism right. When Virginia Woolf suggests that the key element of Modernism is that "all human relations...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2012, 9:03 pm (UTC)

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There were many new weapons that were produced and used during World War I. Perhaps the three most important of these were the airplane, the tank, and poison gas. Of these, only the tank ended up...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2011, 5:05 am (UTC)

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Although we typically think that the communists took power in Russia directly from the tsarist government, that is not true. There was a span of months in between the abdication of Tsar Nicholas...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2013, 5:12 pm (UTC)

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It is difficult to say that the second phase of the Industrial Revolution caused the First World War, but is certainly the case that it helped to create an atmosphere in which such a war could...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2012, 1:37 pm (UTC)

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