Lecture 2 - War and Peace

Lecture 2 - War and Peace - The Opening Act: War and Peace...

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The Opening Act: War and Peace I) World War I: The First Act of the 20th Century A) Expectation of War in August 1914 -believed the war was gonna be short lived but something desired -each nation had something to gain out of the war -Russia and Austria were fighting for protection -British was being challenged by Germany who were the new top dogs B) A New Kind of War 1) The Western Front and Trench Warfare -the front was moving back and forth (4 years) along 12,000 miles of trench -War of Trogodit living in the trenches during the war a) New Weapons -machine gun was the new destructive force in the war -tanks and poison gas were new -airplanes were introduced but not important til WW2 -horses were no longer of use b) The Choreography of 2) The Eastern Front II) Impact of the War A) Physical: Casualties -100,000 British soldiers died B) Psychological: Crisis of Meaning -war was irrational, senseless, nothing rational -following rational progress
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2011 for the course MMW 6 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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Lecture 2 - War and Peace - The Opening Act: War and Peace...

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