WWI notes continued

WWI notes continued - enough trucks for transportation-Plan...

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February 6, 2008 WWI (continued) - opposition to war was dangerous disloyal/traitor - time of euphoria nations looked forward to war - WWI changed culture prior to war society was optimistic; after war society was realistic - War was a product of the very civilization that made Europe so proud - WWI leads to collapse of German, Austro-Hungary, and Russia - Leads to rise of political movements of 1930’s (fascism, Nazism) - WWII = less problematic WWI = great war; WWI = confusing (reasons?)/ WWII had definite reasons; all nations believed they were fighting in self-defense - WWI = war of attrition huge armies facing each other, massive fronts trench warfare - Total war complete use of people on homefront women work - Sarajevo crisis assassination of Serbian Prince Franz Ferdinand triggered war - Germany invaded because of Schliefen Plan knock out French quickly encircle French troops through Belgium failed Belgian resistance, not
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Unformatted text preview: enough trucks for transportation-Plan depended on speed-Battle of the Marne first great battle-After 1 month both sides ran low on ammo-Beginning of 1915 British front had stabilized (Western Front) primary locus of war-Eastern Front Germans go deep into Russia eventually stabilizes-War of Attrition machine gun massive attacks to break through trenches absorbed high casualty rates-Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme high casualties-Trench warfare devastating disease, dirty, men going crazy constant explosions terrifying dehumanizing = never meet enemy-Mobilize war effort active dehumanization of enemy-Blockade = civilians attacked British warring with civilians-Unrestricted submarine war US giving supplies to British-1917 US enters war under President Woodrow Wilson-November 1917 Russians withdraw...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2008 for the course HIST 103 taught by Professor Lapp during the Spring '08 term at Montclair.

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