Unformatted text preview: Everyone obsessed with their standing Social revival – shed off the hedonism Intellectuals are rooting for war Trench war-fare Rise of the modern state – mobilizing activity Nationalization of the economy Surveillance of the society States are adjusting themselves and adopting to the total war Why did Germany lose? Best army, technological superiority, economy Britain – better equipped for a world war, borrowing money, economy Germany – losing public opinion Germany was not prepared for a world war but a continental war Blurring of the battlefront and the home front German conduct in Belgium – 100,000 on trial, 6,500 executed, done to a member of the European club Using human shields – civilians, scars of guerilla warfare in the French-Prussian war, must eliminate the enemy as fast as possible – extermination, frustration among the troops Russians deport their enemies on the eastern front...
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- Winter '08
- World War II, dichotomy Unprecedented co-operation, technological achievements Tragedy, magnitude Cultural products, continental war Blurring, technological advances International