War I And World War II Essay

754 Words Jan 10th, 2015 4 Pages
War has always been a part of human life and the growth of every country in the world. These wars occur either as war between two or more countries or war within the country. Some fought to gain independence, some fought to expand their power and others fought simply because they were allies to the country at war. No matter what the reason was, war has left a great impact on how things are today. Two of the most brutal wars in world history are World War I and World War II. Both of these wars have similarities and difference in why they occurred and what the effect was of the aftermath.
World War I occurred because of a web of alliances that the strong countries like Austria, Hungary and Germany formed. When one of these countries declared war on the other, countries that supported the country as allies jumped in and caused more damage, making the matter worse. Nations that joined the war were more eager to become involved compared to World War II. World War II, on the other hand, occurred because German was very unhappy with the Treaty of Versailles. Germany invaded Poland and this triggered the start of World War II (Each).
The way both of these wars were fought is also an important difference in measuring the damage that these wars caused around the world. In World War I, soldiers fought in trenches, which made it difficult for the soldiers to survive, even if they were in no danger from enemy fire. The trenches were a daily death for the soldiers: infestations such as…

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