Essay on The Treaty Of Versailles And The Lost Generation

1336 Words Mar 11th, 2015 6 Pages
Ernest Hemingway once said “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” He believes that war is a crime, no matter what the circumstances or the necessity of it. War will always have consequences that are long lasting. Hemingway’s perspective can be supported throughout World War 1. I agree with Hemingways quote and it can be supported though the causes and the experiences in World War 1, the Treaty of Versailles and the Lost Generation. World War 1 was said to be caused by a handful of ideas. Two of the main ideas are militarism and alliances. Militarism was the glorification of arms and people viewing it as a positive notion. Nations spent huge sums of money in building an army big enough to intimidate and beat theire enemies. The militaries of other countries seemed intimidating to the other countries, thus beginning the first world war (London). Hemingway would see militarism as an illusion. The reality of the war brought the truth of the brutality and unnecessariness of the war to life and the soldiers were forced to experience it everyday on the front. Alliances in World War 1 included Great Britain, France, and Russia on one side, and Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy on the other side. The location of all the alliances drew everyone into the war. As Germany attacked France through Belgium, Great Britain and Russia fought back with France (London). Ernest Hemingway would have seen the alliances as a waste. If Great Britain…

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