Lecture 12 - Lecture 12 I. II. III. IV. V. VI. WW1 A very...

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Lecture 12 I. WW1 II. A very long engagement III. WW II IV. V. Cold war VI. World War 1 (1914-1918) as global o War no longer confined to battlefield o Variegated causes, chief among them: Nationalism, i.e., alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy and Britain, France and Russia Effects of WWI o Destruction of empires. It ended 4 empires Russian Ottoman Austria-Hungary German o Stagnation of Western Eurasian Development for at least a decade o Transformed the dimensions of war Fought on land, sea, and air First time the world was 3 dimensional o Poor peace efforts spur WW11 War of Attrition o Trench warfare
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o Weapons of defense Barbed wire Machine gun You no longer had to aim and shoot, you can just shoot o Vanity and tragedy of death “The most tragic thing about the war was not that it made so many dead men, but that it destroyed the tragedy of death. Not only did the young suffer, but so did every abstraction that would sustained and given dignity to their suffering.” World War 1’s Trope: Irony
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Lecture 12 - Lecture 12 I. II. III. IV. V. VI. WW1 A very...

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