Essay on World War 1 & 2 / United Nations

1697 Words Dec 31st, 2005 7 Pages
World War 1: The Great War
World War 1, better known as "The Great War" started because of the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand. On July 28, 1914 Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, murdered the one appointed to the throne of Austria-Hungary to protest Habsburg rule of Bosnia. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia prepared to defend its Slavic neighbors, and Germany declared war on Russia. Hence World War I begins.

World War I, 1914-1918, was originally a European war. It eventually escalated to a global conflict involving 32 nations. It began when Germany and Russia went to war with Serbia. Mutual defense pacts drew
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By the end of November, the Somme Front had stabilized. The battle was considered over by November 28 and by this point had claimed 420,000 casualites for the British, 195,000 for the French, and 650,000 for the Germans trying to stop them. Gen. Haig finally gave into pressure from his subordinates and acknowleged the offensive's failure.
The Battle of Verdun is considered the greatest and lengthiest in world history. Never before or since has there been such a lengthy battle, involving so many men, situated on such a tiny piece of land. The battle, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916 caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing). The battlefield was not even a square ten kilometres
Three years after the fighting began in Europe, the United States enters World War I when German submarine attacks on Atlantic shipping finally strained its neutrality. United States involvement starts at April 06, 1917 lasts until November 1918 and costs the lives of 26,000 American soldiers. The entry of the United States turns the tide of the war toward victory for the Allies and the nation emerges as a major world power.

World War 2: The Fight For World Domination

World War 2 was a global conflict that started on July 7, 1937 in Asia. It then started in Europe from September 1, 1939 to 1945. World War 2 involved most countries of the

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