Weapons in WWI Essay

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Weapons in WWI



New weaponry and interventions can ultimately decide who will win a war. In World War I
there were many new weapons introduced into the battle scene. These new weapons were more
efficient in destroying and more powerful which made the death count rise dramatically.
The new weaponry in World War I helped contribute to it being one of the bloodiest wars
know to man at that time.

One key weapon that played a part in eventually bringing the United states into the war
was the submarine, also called U-boats. This submarine was able to moved underwater and
attack ships without being spotted. A major problem with these ships that it broke
international law. For the reason that when the Germans would attack a neutral ship they
would not warn the ship like they were supposed to. If the Germans had warned there
enemies they would easily be destroyed because the ships were so fragile and slow moving.
The U-boat was used as a tool to force embargo. The other countries did not want to risk
traveling the high seas with the submarines out there ready to strike, so trade was put to
a stop in certain areas. While the U-boat enforced embargo was proving to be an effective
weapon, it also seemed that it would bring America into the war against Germany (Bowes
595).

Some weapons had even been around awhile, but were not used effectively in large-scale
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