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World War 1 History

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for transporting goods and fighting over land as well. Because they not only fought on land they fought oversea. Some ships that they Germans used were so strong and fast that they were able to sink three ships in less than one hour. They had boats called U-boat. German U-Boats were extremely effective against merchant ships, hindering the allies supply line.

Food and other essential items became short insupply. Then finally the tanks came in. The tanks were a very powerful/ useful weapon on land. WW1 tanks were very slow and could not go over more than 4 miles an hour.The main cost of war was mostly paid by the people and this has never been more obvious than in World War 1. It’s estimated that WW1 resulted in the death of anywhere between 0.8% and 3.6% of the entire world population. But the impact wasn’t only felt on the frontline and the conflict affected people in all walks of life.

Conclusion:

Humans have been fighting each other since prehistoric times, and people have been discussing the rights and wrongs of it for almost as long. The ethics of war starts by assuming that war is a bad thing, and should be avoided if possible, but it recognizes that there can be situations when war may be the lesser evil of several bad choices. Britain’s entrance into the World War I had to lesser the evil, but did not destroy it completely, because there was another war to come, where Britain had once again to defend itself and to fight for its ideals.

References:

1) Samuel R. Williamson; Russel Van Wyk. July 1914: Soldiers, Statesmen, and the Coming of the Great War. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003.

2) John Merriman. A History of Modern Europe from the French Revolution to the Present. W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.

3) Michael Walzer, Just and Unjust Wars. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

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