Long Term Effects Of World War 1 Essay

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“World War I took the life of more than 9 million soldiers; 21 million more were wounded” (“World War I History”). The war had short and long term effects all around the world. Including the organization of the League of Nations, new weapons and the weakening of Germany.
To begin, World War I broke out in August, 1914. Germany, Austria- Hungary and the Ottoman Empire were called Central Powers and went against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and japan were called the Allied Power (“World War I History”). The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the spark that started the war. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was married to Sophie Chotek. He was next in line for the throne of Austria-Hungary until Gavrilo Princip shot him and his wife. Austria- Hungary blamed the Serbian government so they declared war on Serbia July 28,1914. Within a week Belgium, France, Great Britain and Serbia were up against Germany and Austria-Hungary. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the spark of the war and lead to the start of war. The United States, with Woodrow Wilson as president, lended 27 million dollars to the
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Since Germany was blamed for the first war there were many tensions between them and the countries of the Allies. Germany’s government feared rebellion because of how desperate they were for change. Hitler came into power after the death of the president Hindenburg, 1934 (“How Did Hitler Come to Power?”). Hitler attracted many German citizens because he promised a better life and a new glorious Germany. The mandate system was placed in former colonies of Germany and the Ottoman Empire. The mandate system was established at the League of Nations and under this system the Allies were given control of governing Germany and the Ottoman Empire (“Mandate”). The mandate system, the rise of Hitler and the fear of rebellion pushed Germany into another war with the other

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