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War and Peace, 1916-1919 Key Terms · War of Attrition · Battles of Verdun and Somme · Total War · Brest-Litovsk · “Stab in the Back” · Article 231 · John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace I. Total War at the Front and at Home Western Front (stalemate) and Eastern Front (some movement) o On the Western Front, the Germans did not make it deep enough into France o On the Eastern Front, the Russians mobilized more quickly than the Germans expected They did not have enough troops to execute the Schlieffen Plan Industrialization, Nationalism, and Modern Warfare Trench Warfare and the Brutalization of Man New Ways to Kill: The Weapons of World War I o Machine Guns and Artillery these were the decisive factors in the war o Poison Gas scary, but not that effective as a weapon of mass destruction o Submarines, Airplanes, and Tanks War of Attrition: The Battles of Verdun (400,000) and the Somme, 1916 (300,000) o

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