World War I And The United States Essay

1186 Words Feb 10th, 2016 5 Pages
“When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea who 's going to die. You don 't know who is going to scream and burn.”- The Doctor. Each war has its consequences, as well as its positive outcomes. World War I had one of the largest impacts on individuals, society and the world. Movements of Militarism, Imperialism, Nationalism, and Alliances in European nations created growing tensions which led to the start of World War I, which began in 1914 and ended 1918. There were two alliances that created this grueling conflict, The Allied Powers, consisting of: Great Britain, France, Russia, Serbia, Italy, and the United States, and the Central Powers; consisting of: Germany, The Ottoman Empire, and Austria Hungary. The conflict left nations in ruin, individuals and society disheartened and appalled. Nations wanted to avoid war at all costs fearful of the events that occurred during World War I. People were left thinking how a war so meaningless and catastrophically destructive, actually have happened. Bitter feelings and sense of disillusionment lingered over societies all over the world. However, World War I, did yield new advances in technology, literature and art. In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel, All Quiet on the Western Front; A young German soldier named Paul Baumer, narrates his experience as a soldier fighting on the Western Front During World War I; focusing not only on the physical aspects of his duty, but also the mental and emotional…

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