Imperialism In Ww2

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World War 1 was introduced in 1914 to remedy the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Serbia. The result of it was the defeat of Germany and the creation of the Treaty of Versailles, which included a war guilt clause that led to World War 2. By using mutual defense allies and advanced forms of military technology, each nation involved in the Wars tried to prove their dominance and power with an undertone of imperialism in their strategy; thus creating the necessary elements of the 20th century. The source in question states the fact that the first and second World Wars undoubtedly shaped the century they began in, but the extent of their impact is great when looking at the creation of supranational organizations such as the United Nations, …show more content…
They swept aside traditional beliefs set for centuries and replaced them with social trends that were created during its operation. An example of the disruption of values and traditional beliefs would be the change of the social status of women. Because World War 1 was a total war, men and women were brought into battle zones due to their nations’ conscription laws or through volunteering. People who worked in farms or owned businesses were called in to help the war effort. There would be volunteer medics, doctors, nurses and soldiers to go into the battle field and help lead their nation to victory. This was a huge breakthrough because before the war began, women usually held very traditional roles in family life. They worked for low minimum wage in factories and even served as domestic servants, but that changed when the first World War broke out in 1914. Mobilization of industry was an essential factor in World War 1, and the side who had workers to produce the most military tools like tanks, guns and ammunition stood at a better chance of victory. The government tried to make this their priority, but with the shortage of men battling on the field, they filled the gap with women. During the War, more job opportunities opened to women and the jobs they had before of domestic work changed to making war products, driving vehicles and operating military machinery. By 1918 there were 1.3 million more women at work than in 1914, making it impossible for them to reach the expectation of going back to their previous roles before the War began. The War resulted in many permanent changes for women in regards to their social standing. It proved that women can do a wide range of jobs and do them well. By 1928, women were granted the right to vote which reflected their change in social status in society. The twentieth century dictated the importance of women as domestic figures and their right to be equal to

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