World War I Essays & Term Papers

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WWI Never Ended by Scott Doane Southwestern Michigan College English 103 Fall 1997 Doane ii Outline Thesis statement: WWII could have been avoided if WWI had ended differently. I. Introduction A. Explanation of Title B. Thesis II. Body A. Events Leading To WWI 1. Nationalism 2. Imperialism 3. Dominos 4. U.S. Involvement B. Repercussions of the Treaty of Versailles 1. Germany 2. Political 3. Psychological 4. Eco

The Causes of World War I Few confrontations can come close to the destruction of whole nations and human lives as did World War I. Its arising, although seemingly rapid, came instead from the slow militant actions of European countries and their leaders. In addition, breakdowns in the Alliance System, problems between Imperialist governments, and the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand sparked the flame of an unavoidable war. Many causes of WWI stemmed from the European

Battle at Midway ( June 4-6 1942 ) I know that the Battle at Midway was a important battle in World War II. It was about who controlled the Pacific and if the Japanese could truly be defeated. I want to know what planes were used, how the Japanese were defeated, in detail not just say that they were caught off guard. The sources that I've already looked at are: Victory at Sea (video), V is for Victory (video), conversation between Father and Grandfather. I pla

WorldWar One Analyzation As World World One began, many men were drafted to join the war. People around the neighborhood would even encourage you to go and fight for your country. Well, there were many dissallusions of World War One as defined in "All Quiet", and various other poems such as MCMXIV, How To Die, and The Conscientious Objector. People who entered the war had absolutely no idea of what war was like, many wrote poems, and stories to tell of the horrors and

Politburo- Politburo was a subcommittee of the Central Committee, handling matters of party policy. The Politburo committee, of about a dozen men, dominated the Central Committee. This is because power and authority flowed downward through the Politburo committee. Kulak- A Kulak, by definition, was a "big individualist farmer". They were a major reason for the NEP because they stopped turning over their harvests to the government, which made Lenin realize that he needed to phase in communism. H

The military of World War 1 was consisted of many things and new inventions. Some of the things that we will be talking about is the use of airplanes, the invention of the tank, better & bigger guns, and the use of gas warfare. Some of the other stuff will talk about are the troops and how they were dressed, military operation, and the death tolls of World War 1. The troops had to carry a lot of things. The most general was a rifle, gas mask, and a helmet. Each soldier had to carry 70 poun

The Causes Of World War I June 15, 1998 World War I, like many events in history, occurred in the wake of numerous and equally influential events that led to a single outcome. Yet, there are still ideas that there was one major cause, and other smaller, less important causes. Some historians have argued that imperialism should bear the responsibility, while others claim that nationalism was the cause. And still others say that the alliance system was the reason WWI began, while still, milit

Wen World War I ended on November 11, 1918, peace talks went on for months due to the Allied leaders wanting to punish the enemy and "dividing the spoils of war." A formal agreement to end the war was made and called the Treaty of Versailles. The issue that took the most time were the territorial issues because the empires of Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman, and Germany had collapsed. These fallen empires had to be divided up and America's President Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau

The first World War was a horrible experience for all sides involved. No one was immune to the effects of this global conflict and each country was affected in various ways. However, one area of relative comparison can be noted in the experiences of the French and German soldiers. In gaining a better understanding of the French experience, Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est was particularly useful. Regarding the German soldier's experience, various selections from Erice Maria Remarque's A

World War I was a military conflict from 1914 to 1918. It began as a local European war between Austria - Hungary and Serbia on July 28, 1914. It was transformed into a general European struggle by declaration of war against Russia on August 1, 1914 and eventually became a global war involving 32 nations. Twenty - eight of these nations, known as the Allies and the Associated Powers, and including Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and the United States, opposed the coalition known as th

World war one, also known as the war to end all wars, was a brutal war which affected all of Europe, and outlying areas. The assassination of Arch Duke of Austria, Francis Ferdinand by a Bosnian patriot was responsible for the initial outbreak of fighting. On July 28, 1914, world war one began. Fighting commenced between Austria-Hungary, whom declared war on Russia, an ally of Serbia. Millions of people were affected by this war. More civilian population was involved in world war one than

The discussion of peace treaties immediately stirs the mind to think of the wars and battles which were the cause for the treaty. Surely two of the greatest wars of recent time, as well as all time, are that of World War I and World War II. Each of the One treaty which sticks out as one that was poorly designed, initiated, and implemented was the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was the major treaty which ended the bloodshed of WWI. It was signed between the Allies and Germany

Introduction World War I was a war that claimed innumerous lives; it was also a war in which new types of warfare and tactics were demonstrated in the battlefield. More efficient and mass-killing weapons were used in this war than in previous wars. Air power mainly served as a support and reconnaissance force in modern warfare. Its importance was fully discovered and recognized during World War I. In May 1912 a combined Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was formed with naval and military wings and a Cen

My report is on World War 1 and since you can tell all about it in just three pages I will tell you about important things that have happen in World War 1. To start out with, the cause of the war was the spirit of intense nationalism that permeated Europe throughout the 19th and into the 20th century ,this was the main reason why. On June 28, 1914 a boy by the name of Gacrilo Princip, age 19, fired two shots one killed the nephew of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary ,which. He was

The causes of World War I. World War I like many other events in history, occured in wake and equally influential events that led to a single outcome. Yet, there was one major cause of this war. Although there were some little insignifacant causese of this war. Some historians have argued that imperialism should bear the responsability, while others claim that nationalism was the cause. And still others say that the alliance system was the reason World War I

All Quiet On The Western Front "All Quiet On The Western Front," was an excellent portrayal of World War One. The writer did a great job of showing us what war is really like. The movie also displayed the reality of war. For instance, it showed the parades in the streets when the soldiers were going off to war. The teachers were really pressuring and encouraging the students to join the war and go fight for your country. In the movie when the young men got there they were all so afraid

In the 1930s Germany, under a dictatorship lead by Adolf Hitler, started expanding their rule. Each of the major world powers (England, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States) gave a response to this expansion. England preferred being in "splendid isolation," or being safe on their island. Conservative Stanley Baldwin promoted "splendid isolation" when he was prime minister of Britain. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain did not do very much to try to prevent the German expansion.

West Civ Study Guide chap. 28, WWI

1. Who were the Allied Powers and the Central Powers?

The Allied Powers consisted of Portugal, France, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Albania, Greece, Serbia, Romania, Belgium, Monte-Negro, and Russia. The Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire.

2. What were the major causes of the war?

a. Rivalry between major nations over colonies, b. nationalism, c. militarism, d. th

Trench Warfare Every aspect of the war, is ugly and brutal. The worst aspect of this war was trench warfare. This trench warfare was so horrific, it cause many people to loose their minds, or even worse, loose their lives. There were many things that made this style of fighting brutal; the 3 significant ones are the fighting conditions they had to live in, the poor supplies they had to rely on, and thirdly the poor defensive conditions they were in with all the new weapons to use, like

THE SCHLIEFFEN PLAN  The German commanders realized that if war came they faced the danger of fighting two enemies at once France to the west and Russia to the east.  This would mean splitting their forces in two. They had therefore worked out a plan, years earlier, to deal with this problem. It was called the Schlieffen Plan and it was a calculated gamble. The Germans took two risks.The f

Woodrow Wilson and World War I by Professor Robert H. Ferrell is a chronology of every aspect of the first World War and the period in which it took place. Ferrell wrote this book to provide an unbiased dissertation of one of the scariest events in the history of the United States and the entire world. In the editors' introduction done by Henry Steele Commager and Richard B. Morris, Ferrell was praised for his thoroughness in presenting a factual account of the period. Ferrell took great measu

During the First World War, many people were accused of being spies and helping the enemy. One of them, Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, has gone down in history as one of the most legendary women of all time. Using the pseudonym Mata Hari, Margaretha led a career as an exotic dancer, was accused of spying for the Germans, did spy for the French and was executed before a firing squad. Mata Hari's trial was clearly unfair and the evidence was weak at best. When we examine her background, the even

Causes of WWI Essay submitted by Unknown The First World War had many causes; the historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morning of June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo, the capi

Comparison of German and French Soldiers' experiences Essay submitted by Unknown The First World War was a horrible experience for all sides involved. No one was immune to the effects of this global conflict and each country was affected in various ways. However, one area of relative comparison can be noted in the experiences of the French and German soldiers. In gaining a better understanding of the French experience, Wi

How the Treaty of Versailles Effected Germany Essay submitted by Unknown When World War I ended on November 11, 1918, peace talks went on for months due to the Allied leaders wanting to punish the enemy and "dividing the spoils of war." A formal agreement to end the war was made and called the Treaty of Versailles. The issue that took the most time were the territorial issues because the empires of Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman, and Germany ha

Social, Political and Economic Effects of WWI Essay submitted by Unknown "Everywhere in the world was heard the sound of things breaking." Advanced European societies could not support long wars or so many thought prior to World War I. They were right in a way. The societies could not support a long war unchanged. The First World War left no aspect of European civilization untouched as pre-war governments were transformed to fight total war. The war me

The Versailles Treaty Essay submitted by Unknown In the peace settlement Germany was forced to accept sole responsibility for causing World War I. This was a totally justifiable demand on the part of the victorious powers. The Treaty of Versailles was enacted into history in June 1919 with Germany forced to accept sole responsibility for causing World War I. Since then there has been considerable debate concerning the war but even today historians st

Veering Point Essay submitted by Unknown What were the causes and effects of World War I? The answer to this seemingly simple question is not elementary. There was more to the onset of the war then the event of an Austrian prince being murdered in Serbia, as is what most people consider to be the cause of World War I. Furthermore, the effects of the war were not just concentrated to a post-war era lasting for a generation of Westerners. No, the effects

Wartime Propaganda: World War I Essay submitted by Unknown The Drift Towards War "Lead this people into war, and they'll forget there was ever such a thing as tolerance. To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of national life, infecting the Congress, the courts, the policeman on the beat, the man in the street." It is one of history's great ironies that Woodrow Wilson, who wa

Why Australia Joined World War I In 1914 Essay submitted by ethan In 1914, Australia joined the First World War. Although it was seen as a European war, the Australia government decided that Australia should support its 'Mother Country', Britain. The prime-minister at the time, Joseph Cook, stated Australia's position : "Whatever happens, Australia is a part of the Empire, right to the full. When the Empire is at war, Australia is at war." Many Austr

Historical Time Line 1910 - Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier's Naval Bill to create a small Canadian Navy is passed. - The Montreal Canadians play their first hockey game. - The first man-made fibre, rayon, is introduced in the North American market. - Author Stephen Leacock publishes Literary Lapses. - Toronto had 376, 588 citizens. 1911 - Robert Borden becomes Canada's new PM. - Canada's population is 7,204,838. 1912 - Ontario government restricts the use of French in Ontario

Compare and contrast the U.S. reactions to World War I in 1914 with its reactiob to World war II on 1939 World War I started in the year 1914. The underlying causes of the war was the nationalism that was found throughout Europe in the 19th and 20th century. There was political and economic rivalry among the nations. But the main "shot" that started the war was on June 28, 1914. This was when Archduke Francis Ferdinand was shot and killed by a member of a secret society, the Black Hand.

There are many things that contributed to the start of WW1. The war began in 1914 but the bitter feelings and tensions between countries had started much earlier For 20 years, the nations of Europe had been making alliances. It was thought that alliances would promote peace. Each country would be protected by others in case of war. The danger of the alliances was that an argument between 2 countries could draw all the other nations into a fight, like the conflict between Austrea-

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there were many technological advances that changed the way war was looked upon. War was no longer two opposing groups meeting in a field for a prearranged fight. It had evolved into a strategic game where the stronger your toys, the better your team fought. The industrial revolution had changed the way war was engaged, fought, and ended. This transformation would bring about the second of the worldwide battles, the Second World War. The Technolog

4. "Germany was responsible for the outbreak of World War One" How appropriate & how sufficient is this assertion? Many historians have disputed over the origins of World War I, who started it, who is to blame for the outbreak of the war? And there are no accurate answers to the questions. To support the statement "Germany was responsible for the outbreak of World War I" to a full extent is impossible. First of all the war was never a World War until much later (arguably not until us inter

In a miserably failed attempt to stop the already ongoing violence during world war one, and prevent further conflict in the region, the Treaty of Versailles was proposed by ex-president Woodrow Wilson. Such treaty – not using the term according to its stipulated meaning – set cruel rules and pointers that would only produce more violence and terror. The Treaty of Versailles was a document containing fourteen points. In a brief description, the first point stipulated that secret di

In history classes today (elementary, high school, and some in the college or university level as well) our teachers rarely give us an in-depth look at events, instead they just give us a quick scan of what happened, when, and why the events mentioned are important. I have yet to have had a history teacher get deep into the subject matter of a certain event, or chain of events as I would like. My favorite topic of history, or the area that I find the most interesting would be the events le

Far more devastating than car wrecks, violent crimes or natural disasters, is the tragedy that we call war. More men have lost their lives, broken their dreams and shattered their hope than is possible to fathom. But far more than death stalks the battlefields. A host of terrors, including homesickness, lonlieness, and the loss of innocence play major roles in soldier's lives. The most prevalent of these horrors is the specter of death. It is inescapable to all men,

The Effects of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany World War I was one of the bloodiest and deadliest wars of all time. Many agreed that there were to be no more wars hence a treaty was signed. However, the contents of the treaty were not to Germany’s favour. The treaty of Versailles had a great role in Germany’s decision and desire to enter into war. After Germany had surrendered and WWI was at an end, many, especially France, wanted to punish Germany. At the Paris peace con

Germany is a German speaking country in central Europe. Its capital is Berlin. Its flag consists of three colored, horizontal stripes. The colors are black, red, and orange. It has been a united country for only ten years. It became divided during World War II after only 74 years of unification (1871-1945). Germany’s currency is the Mark.. 1.71 Mark’s equal a U.S. dollar. Germany’s literacy rate is 99%, their ethnic group is 93% German, and their religion is 44% Protestant, 37%

The similarities between the unification of Germany and the unification of Italy are: they both were unified after a series of wars and during both countries unifications France received the bad end of it. Other similarities were after the unifications both countries were ruled by a monarch and the people who were unified generaly felt more loyalty to their local government thanto the new monarchs. In both Italy and Germany there was a there was a constitutional monarchy and a two house

Even though Germans living under Bismarck did not have much power when it came to government, I still would have rather lived in Germany than in France during the Third Republic.France had another bloody revolution in 1871 that was suppressed in may of that same year.Throughout the Third Republic not much changed: The government was weak; No really important bills were passed; No formal constitution was drawn up; People of the lower class and minorities were persecuted, i.e.

The United States entered WWI in 1917 after being neutral for 3 years. Germany had pushed the U.S. closer and closer to war by doing several things. Finally the U.S. was pushed to far and declared war on Germany and it s allies. Germany used unrestricted submarine warfare (USW) in the oceans against non-army ships. This violated the United States rights for neutrality and angered Americans, while pushing to battle. The present German submarine warfare against commerce is warfare against

One reason the people of Germany accepted Hitler’s orders willingly and without question was beause it was what they wanted to hear. At the time the depression set in they were looking for a scapegoat for all of their problems, and Hitler gave it to them in the form of the Jew’s, gypsies, and other minorities. He blamed all the economic and social troubles on these groups, even going so far as to say that they caused Germany to lose the first world war. Another reason

The Aims of Germany and Japan The 1930s were a tumultuous time. After World War I, the Allied powers seemed determined to preserve peace, but Germany and Japan held a shared goal of world domination. In two memorandums about the plans of Germany and Japan, U.S. officials make the position that the United States should take plain: mobilize and be ready for war, but do not provoke it. In other words, “Speak softly but carry a big stick.” Although Germany and Japan had a few s

Throughout history, the loser had always been the ultimate evil, especially in a world war, in Germany s case. However, it is true that Germany did have voluminous responsibilities of starting the war, although she was not the one who sparked off the initial dispute. She was taking part in the imperialistic game, which made rivalries with other overseas empires. She was building an enormous navy, which irritated Britain who wanted to maintain the 2 power standard . She was risin

Josh PelzThe conflicts of the thirty years warSunday May 30, 1999 The thirty years war was inevitable because of the unusually high amount of causes that went in to starting the war. The war began as a civil war and became a struggle for territory and political power. The four main causes of the war were religion, economic, territorial and social. The main countries that were involved were, England, Germany, Spain and Austria. The event that actually marked the beginning of the thirty

The Two Blunders of George Bush George Bush made two blunders of historic effect and importance. First, after promoting the Gulf War he threw it away. Instead of letting our army complete its victory he ordered it to stop! The consequences are: We lost the opportunity to have an army of occupation dominating the Arab oil fields, not subservient to the Saudi king, and paid for by Iraqi oil. We left Sadaam Hussein in power to resume his mischief as soon as we relax our supervision.

This is only the first few lines of this paper. If you would like to view the entire paper you need to register here. Pearl Harbor By the year 1941, WWII was in full effect. Germany seemed to be the victor, gaining control of France and Poland as well as successfully bombing England. Many people believe that Germany would have indeed won the war if not for the intervention of the United States. Because of the

Authoritarian Government in Germany 1871-1914 The Unification of Germany under there the powerful leader Otto Von Bismark led to the Authoritarian style government in Germany for the next forty years through his aggressive and sometimes underhanded leadership qualities. Bismark united Germany too Prussia not uniting Germany as an equal and fair whole this was the main cause for this new authoritarian style government. Another reason why is because of his cunning and outright lying to plac