Compare and Contrast Ww1 and Ww2 Essay

1313 Words Apr 26th, 2013 6 Pages
World War one started in 1914 and ended in 1918, and World War two started in 1939 and ended in 1945. In both wars, Germany and its allies had major parts in the beginning of the conflicts. World war one was fought between the Triple Entente & Italy versus Germany and Austria-Hungary & the Ottoman Empire. The results for both wars were almost the same. In World War one, no army lost; however, Germany politically lost everything, or most, of what she had. While in World war two, Germany surrendered after Hitler’s suicide. World War one took place in Europe, Middle East, and China, while world War two Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Both World Wars were fought in different ways. World War One was fought in a defensive manner from the …show more content…
They also had to give the Alsace Lorraine which hindered their ability to pay the money. The debt that Germany has to pay made them poorer than they were after the war. Hitler used the damaged Germans to give him power to fight world war two to bring the old strong Germany. However punishing Germany didn’t mean they are not going to fight again, it all ended up the opposite and these punishments were from world war two’s causes.

Part of starting these two wars was the country’s political systems. Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary were all dictatorships while France and Britain were democracies. Most of the allies were democracies because in a dictatorship only one person decides to go to war or not, while in a democracy for a country to go to war you must get permission from the government. So, with these constraints the democracies couldn’t go to a war for ridiculous reasons they only went to help their allies in war. The alliances were one of the long-term effects of world war one. All alliances started secretly before world war one but what made it significant is when it was clear after Austria declared war on Serbia, Russia declared war on Germany and Austria and the domino effect started, which in the end led to world war one. However, all these alliances in world war one were intended for

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