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World War I: Causes and Effects - Salem State University

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492087040 | Category: Free pictures of homework

The origins of the Second World War are generally viewed as being traced back to the First World War (1914-1918). In that war Germany under the ultra-nationalistic Kaiser Wilhelm II along with its allies, had been defeated by a combination of the United Kingdom, United States, France, Russia and others.

France, which had suffered a previous defeat at the hands of Prussia (a state that merged one year later with others to form Germany) in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, demanded revenge for its financial devastation during the First World War (and its humiliation in the earlier war) ensured that the various peace treaties, specifically the Treaty of Versailles imposed tough financial reparations and restrictions on Germany.

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    User1490180989 18 Jan 2017 03:42

    Just paraphrase the following text, which is from the link: "The American Civil War was fought between the North (Union states) and the South (Confederate states). It lasted from 1861-1865, [and was] triggered by the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Lincoln wanted to end slavery and keep the Union together. The conflict between the North (the Yankees) and the South (the Rebels) started because of their different ways of living. The North wanted the South to give up their farms, build factories, and abolish slavery. Congress treated the slaves as personal property and would not take away rights of ownership. Thus, America began the conflict that would take the lives of more than 620,000 of its citizens and injure more than 375,000. Most of the battles took place in the South and the recovery from the destruction took many years." http://www.radford.edu/~sbisset/civilwar.htm Here is an example of paraphrasing. This is the original text: "Most of the battles took place in the South and the recovery from the destruction took many years." This is the paraphrased version: "It took many years to rebuild the south, which was destroyed because that s where most of the battles were fought."

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    User1490666207 18 Jan 2017 07:27

    World War 2 was a global military conflict that lasted for nearly 6 years and resulted in heavy losses for all that were involved all over the world. In this paper I will express my opinion on what I feel were two crucial attributes of the Second World War; why it was fought and how it affected the entire world.

    In Asia and the Pacific, the Japanese armies invaded countries and islands. On December 7, 1941, The Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Within hours the U.S. Congress declared war against Japan, plunging the U.S. headfirst into World War II.

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    ~ЛЮБОФ В СЕУЛЕ~ 18 Jan 2017 09:08

    World War 2 was a global military conflict that lasted for nearly 6 years and resulted in heavy losses for all that were involved all over the world. In this paper I will express my opinion on what I feel were two crucial attributes of the Second World War; why it was fought and how it affected the entire world.

    In Asia and the Pacific, the Japanese armies invaded countries and islands. On December 7, 1941, The Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Within hours the U.S. Congress declared war against Japan, plunging the U.S. headfirst into World War II.

    Out of all the wars that the world has gone through, none has been more devastating as world war II. But what caused this war? Well, world war II had six major causes: anger over the Versailles Treaty, the failure of peace efforts after world war I, the rise of Fascism, the goals of Hitler, the isolationism by America and Britain, and the re-armament of Europe. This paper will go over each of these causes individually and then draw some conclusions about world war II.

    The final cause of world war II was a direct result from all of the previous causes, and that is the rearmament of all the European powers. Tensions started to increase as Hitler tested the European powers and most if not all countries began to increase their armies and navies. This brought war closer because it meant that the government leaders were prepared to use force to resolve the problems that Hitler was causing, and it raised tensions even higher than they already were.

    War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. It is even sadder that usually it comes around at least once in our lifetime. In the 20th century alone we have already had two huge wars.

    These wars are called the World Wars simply because they involved most of the big countries of the world. Many people have died in these wars especially in the Second World War.

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    lazypeacock836 17 Jan 2017 23:48

    The Soviet Union had withdrawn from Afghanistan, and was in internal collapse from 1989 to 1991, when it formally dissolved. The implementation of democratic order, fall of the Berlin Wall, release of former Soviet bloc countries, and access to trade and resources (American multinational corporations assisted with oil field expansion, food, capital, etc.) met most of the goals the US would have hoped to achieve through military action. Remember, a McDonald s was build in Moscow? The lines wrapped around the building and extended for blocks. The Cold War was won. A Hot War, in the 1970-1985 range, per Jane s, would have been won by the United States. However, the damage to US infrastructure, populations, and refining capacity would have ended US industrial leadership, and made the US a target for other opportunistic industrial nations, in the decades after the war. I believe this scenario involved a gradual escalation. The other options were for the US to successfully strike first, or to unsuccessfully strike first. The targeting for both sides ended up even assigning strikes to population centers of 25,000 or more, if the US first strike was detected and a Soviet response launched. So, in one case, the US wins, 110,000,000 casualties on our side (assuming we struck first and successfully, and that is a very, very optimistic figure), and we would, in that scenario, have to halt private gasoline sales, ration food, etc. for an occupation force overseas. If the Soviets avoided the first strike by launching their own, so both the US and Soviets delivered about half of their warheads each, in the aftermath, the US and the world decline into a famine (the US/Canada was the leading food exporter at that time, and the US missile fields located there would have placed those in the fallout belts from Soviet counter-strikes). It would also turn into a long nuclear war, as weapons would be recovered from unused or surviving locations on both sides, and delivered, as the fighting intensified and the command and control structures broke down on each side. Civil disorder would require martial law, and the end to all democratic function. Depression, economic collapse, and a grim, dark, deadly time not seen by humanity since 410 AD in Europe, when half to a third of the population died in the Dark Ages, might have been the next century s birthright, including ecological damage that would reduce the planet s carrying capacity for a century or more. Whew, that was close! Thankfully, smart people looked into this before we did, and used political and economic means other than warfare to effect a change. Sherman didn t make up the expression "War is hell", he knew it. It is hell on earth, even when you are right, or wrong, or just a bystander. Ask a veteran.

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    tinygoose947 18 Jan 2017 03:48

    The Causes of World War One World War 1 is actually much more complicated than a simple list of causes. While there was a chain of events that directly led to the fighting, the actual root causes are much deeper and part of continued debate and discussion. This list is an overview of the most popular reasons that are cited as the root causes of World War 1. 1. Mutual Defense Alliances Over time, countries throughout Europe made mutual defense agreements that would pull them into battle. Thus, if one country was attacked, allied countries were bound to defend them. Before World War 1, the following alliances existed: * Russia and Serbia * Germany and Austria-Hungary * France and Russia * Britain and France and Belgium * Japan and Britain Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia got involved to defend Serbia. Germany seeing Russia mobilizing, declared war on Russia. France was then drawn in against Germany and Austria-Hungary. Germany attacked France through Belgium pulling Britain into war. Then Japan entered the war. Later, Italy and the United States would enter on the side of the allies. 2. Imperialism Imperialism is when a country increases their power and wealth by bringing additional territories under their control. Before World War 1, Africa and parts of Asia were points of contention amongst the European countries. This was especially true because of the raw materials these areas could provide. The increasing competition and desire for greater empires led to an increase in confrontation that helped push the world into World War I. 3. Militarism As the world entered the 20th century, an arms race had begun. By 1914, Germany had the greatest increase in military buildup. Great Britain and Germany both greatly increased their navies in this time period. Further, in Germany and Russia particularly, the military establishment began to have a greater influence on public policy. This increase in militarism helped push the countries involved to war. 4. Nationalism Much of the origin of the war was based on the desire of the Slavic peoples in Bosnia and Herzegovina to no longer be part of Austria Hungary but instead be part of Serbia. In this way, nationalism led directly to the War. But in a more general way, the nationalism of the various countries throughout Europe contributed not only to the beginning but the extension of the war in Europe. Each country tried to prove their dominance and power. 5. Immediate Cause: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand The immediate cause of World War I that made all the aforementioned items come into play (alliances, imperialism, militarism, nationalism) was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. In June 1914, a Serbian nationalist assassinated him and his wife while they were in Sarajevo, Bosnia which was part of Austria-Hungary. This was in protest to Austria-Hungary having control of this region. Serbia wanted to take over Bosnia and Herzegovina. This assassination led to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia. When Russia began to mobilize due to its alliance with Serbia, Germany declared war on Russia. Thus began the expansion of the war to include all those involved in the mutual defense alliances. http://americanhistory.about.com/od/worldwari/tp/causes-of-world-war-1.htm

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    bigkoala752 18 Jan 2017 02:02

    World War 2 was a global military conflict that lasted for nearly 6 years and resulted in heavy losses for all that were involved all over the world. In this paper I will express my opinion on what I feel were two crucial attributes of the Second World War; why it was fought and how it affected the entire world.

    In Asia and the Pacific, the Japanese armies invaded countries and islands. On December 7, 1941, The Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Within hours the U.S. Congress declared war against Japan, plunging the U.S. headfirst into World War II.

    Out of all the wars that the world has gone through, none has been more devastating as world war II. But what caused this war? Well, world war II had six major causes: anger over the Versailles Treaty, the failure of peace efforts after world war I, the rise of Fascism, the goals of Hitler, the isolationism by America and Britain, and the re-armament of Europe. This paper will go over each of these causes individually and then draw some conclusions about world war II.

    The final cause of world war II was a direct result from all of the previous causes, and that is the rearmament of all the European powers. Tensions started to increase as Hitler tested the European powers and most if not all countries began to increase their armies and navies. This brought war closer because it meant that the government leaders were prepared to use force to resolve the problems that Hitler was causing, and it raised tensions even higher than they already were.

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    brownsnake407 18 Jan 2017 03:12

    World War 2 was a global military conflict that lasted for nearly 6 years and resulted in heavy losses for all that were involved all over the world. In this paper I will express my opinion on what I feel were two crucial attributes of the Second World War; why it was fought and how it affected the entire world.

    In Asia and the Pacific, the Japanese armies invaded countries and islands. On December 7, 1941, The Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Within hours the U.S. Congress declared war against Japan, plunging the U.S. headfirst into World War II.

    Out of all the wars that the world has gone through, none has been more devastating as world war II. But what caused this war? Well, world war II had six major causes: anger over the Versailles Treaty, the failure of peace efforts after world war I, the rise of Fascism, the goals of Hitler, the isolationism by America and Britain, and the re-armament of Europe. This paper will go over each of these causes individually and then draw some conclusions about world war II.

    The final cause of world war II was a direct result from all of the previous causes, and that is the rearmament of all the European powers. Tensions started to increase as Hitler tested the European powers and most if not all countries began to increase their armies and navies. This brought war closer because it meant that the government leaders were prepared to use force to resolve the problems that Hitler was causing, and it raised tensions even higher than they already were.

    War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. It is even sadder that usually it comes around at least once in our lifetime. In the 20th century alone we have already had two huge wars.

    These wars are called the World Wars simply because they involved most of the big countries of the world. Many people have died in these wars especially in the Second World War.

    Yesterday, December 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) These are the beginning words of President Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech. He made this famous speech on December 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    There were three specific events that helped lead to World War II. The attack by the Japanese on the naval base Pearl Harbor is what brought America into the war. The formation of the Nazi Party was also a reason for much turmoil in Europe. One of the biggest reasons for war in Europe was the ruling of Adolf Hitler. Hitler was able to take a small political party and turn it in to an outstanding army.