World War 1
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Why was World War 1 more destructive than earlier wars?

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2011-02-26 02:10:12

New technology. Weapons which had never been used before were

killing men by the thousands on both sides. Also, the 4 year

stalemate due to trench warfare (neither side could get ahead of

the other). Tactics were also outdated. An example of this was in

the Battle of the Somme, where the generals sent waves and waves of

men at walking speed to their inevitable death.


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