Effects of World War I Essay

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Effects of World War I





Effects of World War I

World War I was rising Nazi feeling across Europe, colonial and economic rivalries, which
contributed to growing international tension. The main spark that started World War I was
the assassination of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June 1914. The
heart of the conflict were the Central Powers, Germany and Austria-Hungary, and the Allied
Powers, Britain, France, and Russia; Italy joined later in 1915, and then United States
joined in 1917. World War I was the first war to be fought on land, at sea, and in the
air. World War I brought more technological innovations than any conflict in history.
Machine guns, battleships, land mines, barbed wire, engine-driven transport vehicles, and
other products of 19th-century industrialization combined with such newer innovations as
the airplane and poison gas to make killing more efficient. World War I one was a one big
mess, which caused the deaths of thousands of people, world trade fell, and it gave birth
to Hitler.

The increased technology of World War I had greatly expanded humankind's potential for
killing. World War I was the first war to use new technology such as aircraft, machine
guns, poison gas, and much more. By using new technology, many people or soldiers died
because it is really easy to shoot somebody using guns instead of stabbing somebody with
the sword as they used to do in earlier wars. This war killed many sons, husbands, fathers
all over the world. In this War of about 16,000,000 soldiers and about 13,000,000
civilians died all over the world in this war. It was hoped that this had served as a
lesson to nations and that future battles could be avoided. After World War I the League
of Nations was established to settle international argument peaceably like UN for United
Nations.

World War I also effected the economy of United States and the World economy. Stock market
crashed in October 1929 in United States, and it marked the beginning of the great
depression. Thousands of banks and businesses failed during this time. Agricultural
production fell, and unemployment rose quickly. Unemployment commonly exceeded twenty five
percent. In 1933 one out of every four American workers was out of a job. Since World War
I effected the economies of almost all the countries, the world trade fell off and
countries turned to nationalist economic policies that only provoked the problem. Prices
of everything were so high that money sometimes was more useful to burn than to spend.
Counties had over 280, 000 million dollars in expense during war. The costs of World War I
was too big to pay for the world, and the economy of almost all the countries fell down.

World War I led to the World War II. World War I effected everyday life. People started
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