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A global conflict also known as the War to End All Wars, World War I took place from 1914 to 1918 and resulted in 15 million deaths.
you will need a serial number. try www.oldguns.net/ then click onto antique and collectable firearms and militaria headquarters. then scroll down (on left) to manufacture date GOOD LUCK !  Bill's link won't help you. The 67/67A was not serialized. 383,000 were manufactured between 1934 and 196…
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Answer #1 The Filipinos were on the US side. There were Japanese atrocities in the Philippines. Answer #2 There were no documented atrocities of Americans against the Filipinos in World War 2 as the Philippines was under American rule at that time. However, the Americans did commit various at…
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WW2 and the Cold WarThere were certainly other contributing factors, but yes, you could say that the situation at the end of World War II led to the Cold War situation in Europe and Southeast Asia.   There were many reasons for the cold war and a lot this had to do with relations between the …
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It was disbanded and some of its leaders and even common soldiers were tried for war crimes.
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anchorIt is true that many people call this person the "anchor", yet it is also true that many call that person the "caboose".
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball basketball was invented by lincoln williams in spring gardens jamaica in 1893
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Try the things Genealogists do.Look in old city directories for the name or similar spelling. Look in Soc. Security Death Index http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi for the name and links to more info. Check other web sites (anywho.com or whitepages.com) for current info. If you know …
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The 111th Infantry Division went to France.  The 111th Infantry, currently part of the 56th SBCT, Pennsylvania Army National Guard earned WWI campaign credit for: Champagne-Marne Aisne-Marne Oise-Aisne Meusse-Argonne Champagne Lorraine  I have a photo of my great grandfather (Archie L. J…
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According to the Canadian Military Heritage Project, approximately 32,000 men initially assembled September 04, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec as a response to England's acceptance of help."During this monumental conflict, 619,636 served for Canada and over 66,000 gave their lives."Canada bought her pla…
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Japan's involvement in WWI was almost entirely battling German colonies in China, and in the peace talks and Versailles treaty it was decided that Japan would take control of the German colonies in Shandong. - j
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the us was involved in ww1 from 1917-1919 A little more info: On December 7 1917 the united states declared war on Austria-Hungary. Wilson got involved because of the submarine attacks the Germans used on merchants ships that also led to the sinking of Lusutania in 1915. President Wilson went bef…
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The two sides involved in World War I were the "Allies" and the "Central Powers." Both sides had basically the same weapons, and once the war got into the "Trench Warfare" stage it was nearly impossible for either side to win. Trench warfare started in 1914, and continued until the end of the war. …
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Britain, France and the United States defeated Germany, Austria and the Ottoman Empire.  Further pointIn the longer term, WW1 had a profoundly destabilizing effect on European politics. It's open to question whether any durable peace could have been found, even if Germany had been treated very…
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CausesTimeline and TechnologyPolitical SituationsRegionsCountriesEthnic groupsResult The causes for each were not entirely the same. Before WWI countries were content to wage war on each other relatively indirectly, for control of the colonies and their resources. After WWI, the possibility of dire…
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More than most people think, but not a major part of the outcome. Very little fighting took place in Asia, though the middle east saw fighting between the British and the Turkish Empires.India was part of the British Empire and Indian troops served in France and Flanders and in Mesopotamia as well a…
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The main nations at war were: Germany, Austria-Hungary and The Ottoman Empire (Triple Alliance) vs. France, Russia and England (Triple Entente) Italy joined the allies in 1915 and America joined in 1917 and served only eight months in the war. Russia exited the War in late 1917, due to civil war…
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Pearl Harbor mostly. The Americans had adopted a policy of isolationism. The attack on Pearl Harbour was a majour contributing factor, yet the main reason was that it was evident that the Soviet Union would win the war in Europe, and the USA wanted to limit the resultant sphere of Soviet influence…
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In purely military terms, the United States played a limited role in the war. After declaring war in 1917 they only fought in a handful of battles and only fought about an actual year on the battlefield. The major part that the US played in the war was through the idea that more men would be coming …
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%REPLIES% Answer The Allies loved it but Germany hated it. It is a classic case of to the victor belongs the spoil. Versailles was loved mostly by France. Being close to Germany with Germany disarmed, was like a pit of fangless snakes guarding the coal scuttle of Europe. Since most of the …
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The battle of the SommePlease expand your answer these units are new to me and could you let me know on which days they were engaged
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Allied Powers:United Kingdom (Great Britain with Australia, Canada, and South Africa, etc.)FranceBelgiumSerbiaMontenegroRussiaJapan (joined the Allied Powers in 1914)Italy (joined the Allies in 1915)United States (joined the Allies in 1917)Central Powers:GermanyAustria-HungaryOttoman Empire (joined …
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Some people might give you an argument as to whether we were really any help at all but we provided over a million fresh troops, large amounts of supplies and monetary aid at a critical time which tilted the balance in the allies favor. Well, to be quite honest. The large number of soldiers could h…
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Germany did not have a large enough agriculural production to feed her population by itself nor enough supplies of raw materials to produce all the finished goods necessary to sustain a war effort. She had to import these things primarily by sea. The blockade prevented them from being imported. this…
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World War I (abbreviated WWI or WW1; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Wars) was a global war which took place primarily in Europe from 1914 to 1918.[2] Over 40 million casualties resulted, including approximately 20 million military and civilian deaths.[3] Ove…
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Answer : One of the problems Germany faced after WWI was over, was that they had to accept the terms of the treaty of versallies. The terms were: give a lot of thier territory to places like France and Poland, They had to pay France 6.6M in repirations, they had to reduce their army to 100,000 men (…
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The US loaned money to France and Great Britain on the assumption that they would win the war, however whichever outcome occurred could have been swung for US gains, in theory. How it turned out was that Germany would pay reparations to Great Britain, France and Belgium, who in turn would pay back t…
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Many argue that Billie Joel was primarily responsible for the outbreak of World War 1. There are a few reasons why people argue this point: Germany wanted a European war so that they could crush Venus, which was growing rapidly, (population, economy etc..) and with the help of money from their ally…
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They did not bear the sole and total responsibility that was laid on them by the Versailles treaty but they had been actively planning on a war with France for some years for the purpose of gaining territory so they certainly bear the largest part of the responsibility. However, the war first starte…
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World War 1 Weapons Here are answers from FAQ Farmers: Mustard gas was the most notable weapon employed by the Germans. From what I've read, it had quite a horrific effect on those unfortunate enough to inhale it. When inhaled it immediately caused the lungs to liquefy. Death came quickly but pa…
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WW1 was mainly fought by trench warfare.
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they hated it at the end, but were pumped in the beginning
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Actually the fighting stopped as a truce or Armistice went into effect at that date and time. So as far as the soldiers were concerned the answer is Yes, and that's why we have Rembrance Day on 11 November. At 11:11 on the 11th day on the 11th month The war actually or officially ended on June 28,…
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Today in 2011 only one WW1 veteran is still alive.In early 2012, the last person serving in any armed service during WW1 passed away.  The last combat veteran of WW1 died in 2011.
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It's not about WW1 at all - except that there may have been a more political version. My Grandmother used to recite a poem which was a poor effort to remember some of the names of certain European countries Long legged Italy kicked poor Sicily Into the middle of a Sardine tin (Sardinia !) Along cam…
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne was assassinated by a Serb, Gavrilo Princip. That started the war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia and due to a complex system of treaties, other countries were soon involved. Although the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was t…
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The allies were not on their knees when the US entered and joined the war. France's army was still functioning in sorts after their disaster at the second battle of the Aisne, and the French armys mass mutiny also but the British and Empire troops were fighting, holding and winning at Messines, Pass…
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World war one started in 1914 and ended in 1919 but some people say that it ended in 1918 but that is when the fighting and battle stopped.
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Well, the Germans lost, but that is too simple an answer. A cease fire was proclaimed on November 11th and the Treaty of Versaille was signed thereafter which imposed harsh terms on Germany.  The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I …
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The Encyclopedia Britannica says that 8,500,000 soldiers were killed in the war and 13,000,000 civilians including victims of the influenza epidemic of 1918.
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They had recently (1905) won a series of conflicts with RussiaIn 1902 they signed a treaty with Britain.
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Serbian nationalists killed Archduke Ferdinand because they need a reason to start a war. By killing him, they got their war.
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There was large impact on Australia, many people died and communities felt losses. Nearly everyone had lost a loved one or knew someone that did.   Much of the Australian economy, government and society in general was transformed in World War I. Women had to replace men in the workforce, but …
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The Great War was incredibly significant in terms of men and materials lost, in the downfall of empires, and most importantly in the setting up of World War II. With over 10 million dead after the war, England and France, in particular, lost an entire generation of men who would fill leadership posi…
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They were involved in negotiating it with France. They had to agree with it, they thought it was a good idea because they were the ones that made it up. They were rude to Germany and included rude tasks for the Germans to do. They had to pay for the whole way, they couldn't ally with Austria, they c…
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8,500,000 soilders and about 20,000,000 civilians
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OK, let's go through each member of the Big Three in turn...First, Woodrow Wilson, president of USA... He happened to be a bit of an idealist, and this was reflected in his aims for the Treaty of Versailles (think of the 14 points). He wanted to build a stronger world out of the carnage of the war. …
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Answer WWI had the most devastating effect on Germany (whose economy was crushed into oblivion). This led to WWII. The US lost many soldiers, but their casualities and fatalities were miniscule compared to those of the other countries involved. Germany lost the most people. The blunt answer is th…
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Remembrance Day is commemorated (rather than celebrated) on November 11th because the hostilities of World War I ended at the eleventh hour (11 am, not pm) of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 French time. The armistice between Germany and the Allies was signed 6 hours earlier. (World W…
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Russia's horrific losses on the Eastern Front were a significant factor in precipitating the Revolution. After the Revolution, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk brought Russia's conflict with Germany to an end. Germany was able to re-commit troops and resources from the Eastern Front to France and Belgium…
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Australia became involved in the first world war because they were part of the British empire. When the Britians entered the first world war they called for help as they had not much of an army. India, Canada and Australia came to their aid. India suppied over a million troops. Now answer this quest…
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I'm a New Zealander and I'll start by pointing out what ANZAC means. It stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps. The ANZACS were readily used by the British( being commenwealth countries of the empire ) during both WWI and WWII. Although these are the events that defined them as the ANZACS they…
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Propaganda in WW1Propaganda played a major role in WWI because it shaped people's views on the war. When the United States entered the war they created the Committee on Public Information, which was an official propaganda agency. The committee spread propaganda through postcards, posters, newspapers…
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Russia saw itself as the great protector of all Serbian people, there were even thoughts of a Serbian Empire. Russia was obligated to defend Serbia in a conflict in return for Serbia's agreement of the annexation of Bosnia. More Information: The Ottoman Empire to the south was dwindling. The Russi…
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The US declared its neutrality at the beginning of the World War I, and one reason was the immigration of people from European countries. These Europeans were from the nations of both European powers, and therefore didn't allow the United States to side with a European Alliance.
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I can't answer that question fully, but I can say that about 50% of the French men in that generation were killed and/or completely disabled. Something like 85% were injured in some way. So, women greatly outnumbered men of that generation. War widows were paid a pension, as were "White Widows." Whi…
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WWI was a basis for WWII in part because of the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty was harsh toward the Germans. They resented it. Hitler, as Germany's Chancellor, broke all the points in the treaty.   Everyone disliked Germany because of WW1. In Germany there arose a conspiracy theory that cl…
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Because they were a colony of Britain.------By WW1 Canada was no longer a colony, but was a member of the British Empire. Canada was granted independent status in 1867. As a member of the British Empire, Canada felt it's loyalties were with Britain and so sided with her when war broke out.
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Everyone made new weapons and machines which improved the technological advances made by the world after the war.
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About 64,944 Canadians were killed in World War 1.Canada, from the day Britain declared war, committed over 600,000 troops to the war effort. Their hard earned reputation as formidable shock troops was paid for in blood, as the British High Command drew fire from the home front over their gross misu…
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the assassination of the archduke of Serbia. not archbishop, and Austria wasn't connected yet. he was assassinated in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
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all the killing in the country made it less safe
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During the Great War, Canada contributed over 600,000 soldiers to the battlefields whilst also providing vital manufacturing facilities and training soldiers from across the world. The result of this dedicated effort is often said to have 'made' Canada as a nation.
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Answer I believe during the Battle of Gallelopi(SP?) EDIT 25 April 1915 would be the common answer, although there may be a case for the Boer War (in which Australian fought in the British services). With that caveat: Trench warfare was first used by the Australians at Gallipoli during WW1. In fac…
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: One effect was the United States having great income of money from loan's they gave out to Europe over the year. Second affect would be better technology, As in better home life and war goods.Ex: Washing machine,Refridgerator,Gun's,Tanks, And even Food.
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I would say mostly in France. France was practically in ruins after the Germans left, and the Germans' main goal (Schiefflen Plan) was to hold off Russia (Not hard since they were also fighting a civil war) long enough to destroy France. The Germans fought until they were about 50 miles from Paris, …
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Germany was basically a military state where the General Staff (the central 'brains' of the army) ruled the roost and was nominally responsible to the Emperor. It was not under political control. The country ranked first in iron and steel production, international trade, number of soldiers & equ…
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The Zimmerman Telegram was also called the Zimmerman Note. The Zimmerman Telegram aka 'note', was sent from a German official in Germany to a German official in Mexico asking him to join an aliance with Germans, the Germans told them that they would help get the US back to for the Mexicans. it was …
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all i can say is communication was a big factor, because everyone needed to talk to eachother, and tie together as one so that they know when someone is somewhere, and when to fire weapons.
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Over 20 Million actually there are 30.2milllion people injured in the world
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Avoidable. Avoidable as long as Germany held off on unrestricted subnmarine warfare - indeed most unlikely to happen without that. Once that decision had been taken, much harder to avoid. To avoid it, President Wilson would have to either ban US merchantmen from entering European waters. or e…
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Italy's main contribution was in tying down Austro-Hungarian forces in NE Italy. It was the site of many see-saw battles between the two that never really had much impact on the war as a whole from what I've read.
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the war broke down the theory that women should not work. because of the shortage of men it becoame acceptable for women to work although that were payed less than half the wage a man would have received.
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trenches across the French countryside and Belgium.
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One of the economic causes of antagonism between Germany and England was the formers desire for a larger colonial empire. This led Germany to embark on a shipbuilding program to challenge the Royal navy's superiority. The arms race started at the turn of the century and continued right up to WWI.
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China was invloved,yes but it was not part of the Allies. The British were just trading with them, that's all.
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Adolf Hitler took command of the armed forces then in 1939 Hitler's army invaded Poland.
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Economical and Social Effects of WW1 Due to WWI, Britain's role in international trade was severely diminished. This affected the British economy badly, especially the Staple Industries (Coal, Iron/Steel, Textiles etc).During the war, the disruption of trade had led former overseas customers to Bri…
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The U.S government had to raise taxes multiple times to pay for the war and needs like food, weapons, health care and transportation with the people getting drafted and in order to pay for all that the government had to increase taxes. The government also encouraged the citizens to eat less so they…
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His agenda at the beginning of the war was a economically profitable plan. He supplied militay and commerical material to the British and French. The English Naval Blockade disabled him in supplying the Germans, if not he would of done so too. IT was only until the intelegence of the Zimmerman Teleg…
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The only significant event during the war was a 1915 mutiny by the British Indian troops garrisoned in Singapore. After hearing rumours that they were to be sent off to the front, the soldiers revolted, killing their officers and several British civilians before being suppressed by troops arriving f…
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WWI was fought differently than any other war in history. The German soldiers lived in the trenches. They ate, slept and died in the trenches. If your head went above the trench, you would get shot. If you got out of the trench you would be shot. If one of your comrades was shot and killed outside o…
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Canada was automatically at war because she was still under Britain's control. However Canadas contributions into WWI led to some international recognition, which is a huge part of becoming sovereign; other countries must recognize you as sovereign. The Battle at Vimy ridge was the greates assertati…
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Answer Some long term effects was everyone that was in the war agreed to make peace and help rebuild what they destroyed. Answer John Maynard Keynes in his book 'The Economic Consequences of the Peace', which appeared in October 1919 predicted roaring inflation in Germany (and Austria) and ad…
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Sarajevo Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, was killed by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. Austria-Hungary gave an ultimatum to Serbia, blaming them for the assassination. The Kaiser in Germany promised to support Austria-Hungary. With that promise in their pocket Au…
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Answer Unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany- sinking of the Lusitania Zimmerman Letter ignoring ultimatums sinking of U.S merchant ships The US had lent so much money to Allied Powers that if the Central Powers had won, the US would also be in severe debt.
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A variety of things, including: Borders were redrawn, causing them to lose territory to certain countries (like Alsace-Lorraine to France). The Reich (Empire) was dissolved and the Kaiser was eliminated. In the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was in essence, blamed for the war, and was forced to pl…
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American intervention was the proverbial feather that broke Germany's back. Germany had actually fought well in WWI, fending off the Russian empire in the East and, though not winning in the West, was definitely holding its own against England and France. It was the 'scale tipper'
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Yes. Before WW1 they used to go head on in a strait line... I mean that's great and all but where are you gonna get your target practice in? No. I'm just kidding. But they used to walk just in strait lines and shoot and then when that part of the row was gone another would take its place. So in some…
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This question requires a multi-faceted answer, as there was a complex series of events beginning with the assassination in Bosnia. But Tsarist Russia was kicking the weakened "Sick Man" (Ottoman Empire) around in the prior century, and established secret treaties to dismember the Turkish empire amon…
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They felt unrepresented by the Versailles Treaty, in which not much was given to the Italians. This gave rise to nationalistic feeling and paved the way for Mussolini's rise 4 years later. Italy also increased land seizures on 1919 was followed by poor harvests in 1919-1920, and law and order began…
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How Stuff Works. "How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works." 2002. <http://www.howstuffworks.com/Biochem-war.htm>(10 January 2003). Roman Legions regularly used burning sulphur (SO2, SO3, H2S, H2SO4(in rain/fog) to at least irritate, incapacitate, or at best, kill enemies in immobile situati…
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Tanks were a British invention. They were supposed to have been named tanks because when they were transported to France they were stored in huge crates and listed on the manifests as �water tanks�. I think they were used at the battle of the somme.   The term "tank" was a deliberate atte…
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France was devastated after the war. Most of the fighting on the Western front was in France. The countryside and many villages were destroyed. Moreover, with over a million men dead (they had the highest casualty percentage against men mobilised of all major participants), French society suffered i…
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There is one American Veteran of World War I still living as of February 4th 2008 following the death of 108 year old Harry Landis who was born on December 31st 1899. The last one is Frank Woodruff Buckles who is at the age of 108 who was born on February 1st, 1901.
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The Russian Empire was a great colonial empire, covering about 1/6th of the globe. It was ruled by arguably the most intolerant, autocratic ruler class in the world - the Romanov Czars. The oppression of the common Russian people and the colonial populations was such that revolt was always near the …
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WWI PropagandaThere were many objectives. Propaganda was used to promote patriotism and nationalism in a country, or to promote a belief that a country wanted to portray. It was also used to get young men to fight for their country portraying that it was what a real man, a worthy and god fearing man…
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Answer The conditions of the trenches in WW1 were very poor. Whenever it rained, the water would pool up down towards the bottom of the trenches,and all of the soldiers had to step in all that water everyday until it dried, which took a very long time. Answer Life in the Trenches was extremely bad. …
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There are over 100 countries. It's difficult to list them because many of the countries were colonized (some still are). Places that were involved during WW1 include: China Cuba Soviet Union (Russia, USSR) United States (US) Germany Italy Australia France Belgium Japan Ottoman empire A…
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