What strategic water way was being fought over in World War 1?
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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, …then they were defeated in the Second Battle of the Marne (turning point for WWI actually). The war was fought in many places, indeed, but I would think France was the main battleground. -K --- WWI was fought in many places, including African colonies, Sinai-Palestine, France, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey (then the Ottoman Empire) and Samoa (in the Pacific, then a German colony). World War One was fought as trench warfare the trenches stretched right across the German fronts. from belgium down to Switzerland and across the eastern front. these trenches were such good defensive posts that a 4 year stalemate broke out on the western front this ultimately was where the war was won in 1918. in summary, most of the fighting took place around the borders of the central powers in Europe (MORE)
In my experience, i think WWI was fought in the whole European countries Mons August, 1914 Tannenberg August, 1914 Heligoland August, 1914 Marne September, 1914 Aisne September, 1914 Albert September, 1914 Arras October, 1914 Ypres October - November, 1914 Neuve Chapelle March, 1915 Gallipoli Camp…aign March, 1915 - January, 1916 Artois May, 1915 Isonzo June, 1915 Artois-Loos September, 1915 Verdun February - December, 1916 Jutland May, 1916 Somme July - November, 1916 Gorizia August, 1916 Flers-Courcelette September, 1916 Gaza March - April, 1917 Arras April - May, 1917 Aisne April -May, 1917 Messines June, 1917 Passchendaele July - November, 1917 Caporetto October, 1917 Cambrai November, 1917 Aisne May, 1918 Le Hamel July, 1918 Marne July, 1918 Amiens August, 1918 Albert August, 1918 St Mihiel September, 1918 Meuse-Argonne September - November, 1918 Canal du Nord September, 1918 Vittorio Veneto October, 1918 (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nso that they could be protected from gun fire and that they could defend there land by holding a strong defense over the enemy
Northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg. . In Eastern Europe on the front between Russia and Germany and Austria-Hungary. . In the Balkans (Serbia against Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria); also on the borders of Greece and Bulgaria. . In 1916 (and later) also in Romania. . In the Middle East -… Palestine, Mesopotamia, Syria. . Germany's colonies in Africa were taken fairly quickly except for German East Africa (mainly present day Tanzania), where the fighting continued throughout WW1. . The German outpost in Manchuria was also the scene of fighting. . North-east Italy . Salonika . South-West Africa The Western Front (Belgium & France) the Eastern Front (Mainly in what is now Poland) the Balkan Front (Northern Italy & what became Yugoslavia) The Middle East (Iraq & Palestine) & various parts of Africa. World War I was fought primarily in France, Germany and other mainland European countries. Fighting also occured in colonial settlements in Africa and Southeast Asia. (MORE)
Answer . \nGermany, alone among the major combatants of WWI, studied that war and learned from its mistakes.\n. \nThe French learned nothing. They had won. They didn't need to know anything further. I suppose it never occurred to them that their army had mutinied and been routed, only surviv…ing due to tremendous sacrifice from their various allies.\n. \nThe British only learned that they didn't want anything to do with another slugfest with Germany on the continent. Thus when WWII came, they bugged out quickly and refused to reenter the continent until the USA put tremendous pressure on them.\n. \nThe Russians also learned nothing, again deciding that great masses of armor and men were the way to fight. They never considered giving the field commanders decision ability over local combat situations. Everything remained much as it was with the Czar's, centrally controlled.\n. \nThe Germans though realized the need for penetration and logistical support. They built highways, finest in the world, to expedite logistical support. They created armor divisions that were supported by mobile infantry. The air wing was made an integral part of tactical maneuver. Speed and field control was emphasized over brute force. Large tanks were not built. Heavy bombers were not developed. Move fast, strike to the rear, destroy the enemy's command and logistical base: These became the German mantra. This type of warfare was not really new, having been known by the ancients Greeks and Romans. However, the Germans alone integrated the internal combustion engine machines into their fighting strength in a way never before done. The result was spectacular and carried Germany from one victory to the next. \n. \nBy late 1942 or so, just about all armies, including the German, had learned that the German tactics could be beaten by various defensive changes. Hitler spoke of this at various times, as he realized that the new offensive power would only be available for a couple of years before the natural power of the defense rose to defeat the offense.\n. \nBy the end of the war the defense was in the accendancy again, as it is in most wars. Today, a technically capable army with reasonable assets can most likely defend itself quite easily against just about anybody. Anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons can devastate the offensive power of expensive offensive weapons such as tanks and aircraft. Mines, miniguns, heavy artillery - these will almost certainly breakup any large concentration of enemy troops.\n. \nHistory awaits the next great breakthrough in the offense. Whoever achieves it will likely achieve great things on the battlefield. (MORE)
they fought over food because there was only one piece of bread left on the world. So all of the countries ought over it while three kids ate the bread and told nobody. So nobody knew what happened to the bread. Then all of the countries distroud each other with bombs. Then everybody died. Your bod…y right now is really a gost. Everything above is a lie sorry=) . (MORE)
WW1 was a global war. It was fought in the trenches in Europe, Gallipoli, various places in Africa, naval battles around the world, China etc.
Answer . The Entente Powers , led by France , Russia , the United Kingdom , and later Italy (from 1915) and the United States (from 1917), defeated the Central Powers , led by the Austro-Hungarian , German , and Ottoman Empires. Russia withdrew from the war after the revolution in… 1917 (MORE)
The Axis wanted to take over the world, and the Allies wanted to stop them. Basically, Hitler wanted to kill all the jews.
A plethora of new weapons were invented that changed both tactical and strategic battle. Many of the developments since the US Civil War were brought together for the first time in mass combat. The weapons included machine guns (successors to the Gatling gun), poison gas, armored vehicles (tanks), …masses of long range artillery, and most importantly the airplane. As seen in some earlier regional conflicts, aircraft could attack well behind enemy lines, scout out enemy troop movements, and carry messages between widely separated commands. Armies marching in an open field and facing each other in formations, commonly known as "maneuver warfare," gave way to trench warfare. Troops out in the open were too vulnerable to attack. World War I was also the beginning of mechanized warfare. At sea, armored dreadnoughts were the mightiest of ships, but the newest innovation was the effective use of submarines (U-boats) against both capital ships and against transport ships carrying war materials. (MORE)
from 1914 to i believe 1918. On world war 1victory medals you will see that the dates are 1914-1919. This is because the treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 but the last battles stopped in 1918
World War I changed the way wars were fought because of the widely known trench warfare. Because troops inside the trenches were much more protected than troops outside, it led to much more prolonged battles.
many countries fought in wwi, however the main country that started it was the Germans, wanting more power than Britain, and simillarly in wwii it was the Germans aka `noobie Nazis` who again started the 2nd ww
It's because of all the weapons they used. They were seeing which ones worked better. It went from bayonets to machine guns. There were also zeppelins and tanks.
In what ways did technology such as inventions strategic innovations theories etc change the way war was fought during World War 2?
World War II's course was dramatically affected by inventions,technologies, and strategic innovations and theories of all kinds.As one example, the mass-formations of armored vehicles coupledwith air-support and motorized infantry led to 'lightning warfare'for both sides of the conflict, thus render…ing World War II quitedifferent from World War I. As another example, the technologicalinnovation of the atomic bomb proved to be the decisive answer toJapan's will to resist while also signaling the beginning of anentire new age in the history of humankind. (MORE)
France. Mostly in NE France, the Fortress City of Verdun was heavily attacked. Many of the river lines were sites of battles, the Marne, Somme & Aisne amonst others. The trenches were also in Belgium, the British forces generally on the left flank of the French. Effectively there were trenches from… the Swiss frontier to the English channel. (MORE)
The Turks fought the ANZACs, Irish, French, and British. hurray. that took me forever. hi kelsey
It should be noted that it wasn't just fought in France. It was also fought in: 1. Eastern Europe. Russia fought against Austria-Hungary and Germany. Russia did OK vs Austria (historically, Austria had never really been very good at war, and World War I was no different) but was usually badly def…eated by Germany. Russia's poor record partly induced their two 1917 revolutions and Communist takeover. 2. Northern Italy/southern Austria. Italy joined the Allies in the middle of the war and fought their old foe, Austria. 3. The Balkans. The war started when Austria attacked Serbia, and Austria did not quickly defeat Serbia. 4. The Middle East. The Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers, so the Allies attacked them, famously at Gallipoli (near Istanbul). The British also convinced the Arabs to revolt against the Ottomans and sent armies to help the revolt, leading to fighting there too. 5. Africa. Germany had colonies in Africa, and also had small armies there. The German general Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck famously never lost a battle in his guerrilla war against much larger armies of British, Portuguese and Belgian troops in East Africa around modern day Tanzania. 6. Asia and the South Pacific - Germany had colonies out there too. Japan actually contributed to occupying German territories, since Japan was part of the Allies at that time. And that's just the land war, and doesn't include the war at sea. However, the fight in France seems to be more well known than the rest of those campaigns. The fighting in France happened because Germany was trying to knock France out of the war- Germany had declared war on Russia (France's ally), and knew France would come to Russia's aid, so Germany attacked France first. Germany knew that Russia could make very large armies, but because Russia was not very modern, it would take a long time for the armies to get together and then ship off to fight Germany. France, on the other hand, was nearby and very modern, and Germany wanted to defeat them quickly before Russia's large armies could arrive in eastern Germany. So the plan was to go through Belgium and march to Paris before France could stop them. Belgium refused to let Germany send armies through their territory, so Germany did it anyway (which caused England to join the war), and marched into northern France. However, the plan failed, and the invasion of France bogged down into bloody trench warfare. (MORE)
Difficult to say about the strategic bit. Certainly the Marne & the Somme, the Aisne too. Verdun is in the valley of the Meuse. The Isonzo in northern Italy saw much fighting, notably at Caporetto.
The Marne River in France. It was about sixty miles from Paris and it was twice the location of a final and successful defensive stand to keep the Germans out of Paris.
The war was fought on land and water. On land, Germany and Britain built trenches, and this was known as the trench warfare. Because both built trenches, they were pretty much stuck, they couldn't move because if one person was seen by the enemy, he was most likely killed. In between the trenches…, there was the "No Man's Land" and that is where all the shells and bullets landed. While Britain's trenches were a mess, Germany's was very organized (since they were very into engineering). The trenches were used as refuge and storage. The two sides used tanks, machine guns, poison gas, and airplanes. As for water, there wasn't really any fighting, but there lots of attacks. When Germany built their U-boats, they used their power of secrecy to attack boats from underneath. This is known as the submarine warfare. The famous sinking done by the Germans was the sinking of USA's Lusitania, a passenger ship, on May 7, 1915. In the meantime, British ships were turning American ships around, sending them back where they came from. Both Germany and Britain were trying to deprive each other of getting supplies from trade. (MORE)
Yes much of World War I was fought in France with some of the bloodiest battles of the war occurring there. In addition, all of the Western Front was in France. The Allies (Mostly Britain and France) suffered 8.6 million casualties, the Central Powers (mostly Germany) had around 4.7 million casua…lties. (MORE)
It's called "War of attrition." i.e. one side breaks down the other's until one can overcome the other. The trenches were just a common sense defensive bunker to protect the troops from unnecessary casualties.
US soldiers stood in battle directly against soldiers of the German empire in what was called the Western Front. Although US soldier did not fight directly against them, other nations in alliance with Germany and against the alliance of which the US was a part were the Austro-Hungarian Empire, also …called the Hapsburg empire, and the Turkish Empire. (MORE)
The Triple Entente consisting of England, France, and Russia, fought against the Central Powers of Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A number of British allies including Canada and Australia also fought on the side of the Triple Entente. The US came into the war on the side of the Triple Ente…nte, and the Ottoman Empire came into the war on the side of the Central Powers. As a result of the Bolshevik Revolution, Russia withdrew from the war in 1917, a year before the war ended. It was mainly the allies - france, great britain and their colonies - against Germany and Austria Hungary. Later, however, Italy joined the war on the side of the allies, and Russia also joined the war. In 1917, things were going pretty bad for the allies, until America joined the war. If they hadn't done so, who knows what would have happened. (MORE)
The Axis powers fought against the allies. Axis: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy allies: USA, France, great Britain, and Russia (Italy had a secret agreement with the allies, in exchange for helping them Italy would get more land.)
All of Europe was affected by WW1. Battle were fought in Italy and Germany and Belgium. A well known term is "The Western Front", refering to a series of trenches that went through France.
US, germany, bulgaria, Austria- hungary, Ottoman empire, Great Britain, France, Russua, Serbia, Belgium (Allies Powers and Central Powers). Central Powers: germany, bulgaria, austria hungary, ottoman empire. Allied Powers: United States, Great britian, France, Russia, Serbia, Belgium
Australia fought alongside Britain and it's empire, Russia, America, Canada, France and i think Japan
wow............. No it was not it was fought in 1913 in June when archduke franizand was assassinated by Serbia black hand nationalist and lasted until 1918 Imperial, History Buff
On land, defensive actions were fought too effectively. The offense was lacking, which resulted in an entrenched stalemate for much of the war.
During WW1, France, the British Empire, Russia, Italy, the USA, Romania, Japan, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, as well as others fought on the side of the Allies. Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Belgium fought on the side of the Central Powers.
Germany fought in WW1 as they were allies with austria-Hungary. After the assasination of Franz Ferdinand arch duke of Austria, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia who were being protected by Russia. So Austria-Hungary attack Serbia Russia attack Austria-Hungary and Germany attack Russia.
france.. Flanders (and Belgium as a whole) saw some of the greatest loss of life, in particular from the three battles of Ypres. Due to the hundreds of thousands of casualties at Ypres, the poppies that sprang up from the battlefield afterwards, have become a symbol for lives lost in war.
What was the relationship between World War 1 and World War 2 and what were the diffences in the way the wars were fought?
The thing tying WWI to WWII was likely the peace or Treaty of Versailles, that banished the German (and Austrian) monarchy, split up Germany into several nations (Poland for one) and laying extreme restrictions and reparations on Germany, creating enhanced unrest and dissent within Germany, clearing… the way for extremists in government.. The difference in the way they were fought were the introduction of airpower and armour/mechanization. WWII is known for it's mobility in fighting, best represented by the German "Blitzkrieg"-doctrine. However, WWI was also a very mobile war at first, but quickly stagnated into a war of attrition. WWII also became a war of attrition, but with the advent of airpower and tanks, static defence became much harder to maintain and thus less visible. It should be noted that the eastern front in WWI was also very mobile throughout the war. (MORE)
1) First truly global war, empires versus empires with whole continents choosing a side 2) First total war - the entire economy of each reorganized such that winning the war is the most important goal of the country (contrast with, say, the Vietnam war) 3) The first war where most modern technol…ogy was used and abused: internal combustion engine, aeroplanes, tanks,landmines, snipers, grenades... 4) Very different to previous wars, in that it was no longer unsporting to target specific men/specialists 5) The first war in centuries where defense was much stronger than attack - concrete bunkers and machine gun fire were almost impossible to destroy even with 1000s of men and huge artillery bombardments -compare to castles vs cannons, forts vs siege weapons etc 6) Horse borne cavalry effectively ceased to exist as a military unit, replaced with vehicles like motorbikes and tanks 7) Each country had a pre-war plan which was "guaranteed" to work. None of them did. 8) The first real wide spread deliberate attacks on industrial means of production instead of enemy forces (bombing raids on factories/farms, far from the battlefield) 9) Naval power, although at its zenith, played only an indirect role, in terms of starving the enemies civilians into submission 10) Air forces like the RAF and the Luftwaffe were first created leading to the begining of the end for naval and ground warfare as standalone strategies - air supremacy began to have meaning. (MORE)
There were many countries that fought with us (on our side) in World War One. Assuming you mean the United States as "us," we were part of the Allied Nations. We joined the war in April of 1917 with countries including Great Britain, Russia and France for the most part. There were many other minor c…ountries on our side such as Japan and Italy. We were against the Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey. (MORE)
It caused their to be more casualties and for armies to move slowly and the western and eastern front to move back and forth without moving from were they started
World War I was fought during the years 1914 to 1918, in which Great Britain, France, Russia, Belgium, Italy, Japan, the United States , and other allies defeated Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria .
World War 1 was fought because the Archduke of Austria was assassinated by Serbian terrorists. So Austria invaded Serbia, and Russia was an ally of Serbia, so Russia supported Serbia and attacked Austria. Meanwhile, Germany was an ally with Austria so they attacked Russia, and France and Britain wer…e allies of Russia, so they attacked Germany. The United States entered because German U-Boats sunk an American Cruise Ship and killed a lot of innocent Americans. So they joined as the allies. Italy joined as an ally due to their alliance with France and Britain. World War 2 was fought because Germany wanted to regain lost land and profit that was taken from them in World War 1. At the end of World War 1, the Treaty of Versailles was signed and Germany was heavily accused of starting World War 1, so they lost a lot of land to Russia, and had their money taken away. So they invaded other countries near them. But the world was in the Great Depression, and a war would be horrible to the World's economy. So they appeased, or let, Germany invade these countries, saying that if they invaded one more country, they were going to start a war. On September 3rd, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and World War 2 began. The United States entered in 1941 because the Japanese Empire, who were allies with the Germans, attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A U.S. Naval base was there, and most of the United States Naval Ships were there. And many were destroyed. This happened on December 7th, 1941. The United States entered the Pacific Theater to stop Japan immediately, but invaded Europe on D-Day on June 6th, 1944. At that time, Germany had taken control of France. So we invaded France and pushed the Germans out. (MORE)
It was Great Britain, France, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Serbia, Greece, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, British India, Japan, Montenegro, and Romania against Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ottoman Empire.
The central powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Italy (Italy joined the allies in 1915) Allied Powers: England, France, Russia(left the war in 1917), Italy(in 1915), and the U.S.A
ã "The next war in the Middle East will be fought over water, not politics." Boutros BoutrosGhali, former UN Secretary General in 1985 "The wars of the next century will be about water." Ismail Serageldin, former vice president of the World Bank in 1999 "Fierce competition for fresh wa…ter may well become a source of conflict and wars in the future." Kofi Annan, formerU.N. Secretary-General in 2001 (MORE)
World War 1 began with a border skirmish between Austria and Serbia after the Archduke of Austria was assassinated and the killers escaped across the border into Serbia. Russia then declared war on Austria. Germany was forced by treaty to defend Austria-Hungary so it mobilized against Russia. Russia… had a mutual defense pact with France so France entered the War. Germany, in moving against France, sent troops through Belgium, so Britain declared war on Germany. Italy, sensing a chance to regain the Illyrian Coast (now part of Croatia) declared war on Serbia. The Germans sent submarines to stop ships on the way to Britain and managed to sink several ships with Americans aboard, so America declared war. Russia needed to bring ships in and out of the Black Sea through Ottoman Turkey, but Turkey refused passage, so Turkey was forced to join the Central Powers. The best-known part of the war was in the west, mainly France and Belgium. The submarine war affected nearly the whole Atlantic. Several important battles were fought in Africa as European armies and navies tried to increase their colonies. The eastern part of the war between Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Serbia and Italy is less well understood in the English-speaking countries, but huge battles were fought, new countries were created, and great empires were bankrupted by the war. (MORE)
world war one was not fought to end anything in particular. it began when a Serbian nationalist shot Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. this caused Austria-Hungary to declare war on Serbia. Russia, which was allied with Serbia, entered the war, and Germany, allied with Austria-Hungary, also entered. Fra…nce, which was allied with Russia, declared war on Germany. Italy, allied with Germany, entered the war, and Germany marched through Belgium in order to invade France. Britain, allied with Belgium, declared war on Germany and it's allies, and so forth until the participants extended the world over. the US entered the war because of Germany's use of unrestricted U-boat, or submarine, warfare against neutral nation's merchant fleets. (MORE)
Horses were used to transport troops and wounded. Dogs were used for special missions, either to sniff out weapons or fight enemies. Pigeons were used for transporting mission reports or to give orders to other troops far away where horses or planes could not.
It was fought where it began. It would seem pointless to have a war that is absolutely irrelevant to the place that is having the issues.
More than a million and a half Americans were in World War I- and 116,708 died. This week, the last surviving US veterans of WW I died at the age of 110.
Dozens of different aircraft were developed and used in WW1. There wasn't a single airplane type.
At the time of WW I, "Germany" was officially the "German Empire" having evolved from the unification of many German states including Prussia at the end of the Franco-Prussian war. The German Empire was succeeded by the Weimar Republic after WW I. The Weimar Republic was followed by the Third Reich …(Nazi Germany) which fought WW II. At the end of WW II, Germany lost much territory and was divided into West Germany and East Germany. The two parts were reunited as the Federal Republic of Germany in 1990. (MORE)