What are some consequences of World War I?

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This is a great question. I would say that the biggest consequence of World War I was that it lead to World War II, one of the most destructive wars in the history of the world.

The Germans thought that the treaty of Versailles (the end of World War I) was too harsh. For most the 1920s the German people were very poor and bitter. This bitterness lead to World War II and made possible the leadership of Hitler. When Hitler became chancellor, he started to build up his army secretly. The rest of the Europeans were not blind to this, but allowed it, because they also fear the growth of communism.

Second, In the aftermath of the World War I, the League of Nations was formed and  failed to do its job. In theory it was great. A league that would mediate the conflict of nations would be a great thing to maintain peace, but it did nothing. Part of the reason for this was because economic depression hit many nations. For example, Japan attacked Manchuria to get more resources in view of their depression. The league did nothing. It seems as though there was a free for all.

Third, with Germany getting more agressive, other European nations used a stragtegy of appeasement. In essence they looked away. This was obviously the wrong move. Germany continue to be an agressive country to the point where World War II was started.

In short, the world did not learn from World War I. Hence a few decades later, there was another war!

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What were the consequences of the First World War?

There were a number of major consequences of World War I.  The war impacted different countries in different ways.  Of course, the major human impact of the war was the fact that it killed and maimed so many people and led to so much suffering.

For Germany, the war was a disaster.  It led to the loss of huge amounts of territory.  It also led to national humiliation.

For France and England, the main impact of the war was that it led to an intense desire to avoid another such war.  This led to things like the punishing terms of the Treaty of Versailles.  It also led the French, for example, to create the Maginot Line to, they thought, prevent another German invasion.  Both countries also participated in the creation of the League of Nations, which was also supposed to prevent war.

For the US, the war also led to attempts to make sure it never happened again.  These included the creation of the Washington Naval Treaties to prevent arms races.  The US then became isolationist, hoping never to be drawn into war again.

For the world as a whole, the main consequence of WWI was that it led to WWII.  The world order created after WWI angered countries such as Germany and Japan, which then took actions that eventually led to WWII.

There are many other impacts of this war, but these are the most important in terms of the broad scope of world history.

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What were some economic consequences of World War I?

The Great War, or World War I, had remarkable economic consequences on the economies of United States, Europe, and by extension, the entire world. The United States actually was in better economic shape after the war than at any time in its history. The industrial and agricultural economy had been mobilized to supply the Allied and American war effort. In addition, American banks loaned large sums of money to Britain and France before and after the war. For these basic reasons, the United States emerged as an industrial power after World War I.

The war did not have the same positive effect on Europe. The economies of Britain and France were slowed by crippling war debt. These countries would recover somewhat in the 1920's. Germany, however, was a different story. The Weimar Republic was handcuffed with heavy war reparations to pay to France and England. Hyperinflation and unemployment had disabled the German economy. American banks bailed out Germany with $200 million in loans under the Dawes Plan, but this recovery would be short lived as the United States was plunged into an economic depression in the 1930's.

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What are some of the consequences of World War I?  

There were many consequences that occurred as a result of World War I. One consequence was that there were many casualties as a result of the war. Over 14 million people were killed as a result of the war. Over $300 billion was spent on the war. The human and economic costs were very high.

World War I saw the end of several empires. The German, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, and Russia Empires all ended as a result of World War I. Many new countries were created based on the concept of self-determination. More people were now being ruled by their own ethnic group.

Another consequence of World War I was that it created the seeds for World War II. Germany felt the Versailles Treaty was way too harsh. When economic conditions deteriorated in Germany, Adolf Hitler used the harsh terms of the Versailles Treaty to motivate the German people to elect leaders like him to get revenge for this treaty. Benito Mussolini did the same Italy. Italy felt it should have received more land from the terms of the Versailles Treaty as a result of the help that Italy gave to the Allies. These leaders began to take aggressive actions in the 1930s that contributed to the start of World War II.

There were many consequences as a result of World War I.

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