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2 SEP 2002
THE CONTRAST BETWEEN WWI AND WWII The First World War and Second World War have many
similarities as well as differences. The similarities are the obvious of engaging many
nations to stop the threat of Germany in both wars. The main difference was the goal of
what was being fought for. The Germans in the First World War were looking to gain control
of the trade routes of the sea and a rivalry with England. The Second World War was a
battle against the fascist party of the Nazi Germans, and against the Japanese empire,
which was expanding to possibly meet the Germans.

There were also differences in strategies. The First World War was started out as a
offensive tactic by the Germans that overtook Belgium and then threatened to go into
France, but was quickly turned to a defensive strategy after the death of Schlieffen. The
Second World War was more than a border conflict or nation take-over, it was a regional
takeover by Germany and Japan that involved nations throughout Europe and Asia. The scale
of conflict was on a much larger level during World War II. The one outstanding strategy
or tactic that was used by the Japanese was the use of the kamikaze pilots.

The differences in technology are the greatest. During the First World War inventions like
poisonous gas shells, tanks, and aircraft were very primitive; but the Second World War
produced well built tanks, both land and amphibious, aircraft for bombing, reconnaissance,
and fighting. Ships were also being equipped with radars during the Second World War.
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