Compare and Contrast Ww1 and Ww2

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World War one started in 1914 and ended in 1918, and World War two started in 1939 and ended in 1945. In both wars, Germany and its allies had major parts in the beginning of the conflicts. World war one was fought between the Triple Entente & Italy versus Germany and Austria-Hungary & the Ottoman Empire. The results for both wars were almost the same. In World War one, no army lost; however, Germany politically lost everything, or most, of what she had. While in World war two, Germany surrendered after Hitler’s suicide. World War one took place in Europe, Middle East, and China, while world War two Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Both World Wars were fought in different ways. World War One was fought in a defensive manner from the trenches, and supported with artillery and machine guns. However, World War two was an offensive war, depending on Germany’s blitzkrieg, or lightning war, and it also includes major naval forced and air forces resulting into higher casualties.

One of the main causes of World War one is nationalism; it was clear in world war one with the Black Hand the Austrian nationalist group that assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 at Sarajevo. They were the reason World War one started by letting Austria-Hungary declare war on Serbia. But in the Second World War nationalism came from the fascist Nazi party ruling Germany during Hitler’s rule. It all started after World War one after the writing of the Treaty of Versailles, which caused major pressure on Germany because they had to pay for the damage done to Britain and France, demilitarized the Rhineland, and give the Alsace Lorraine which crumbled the German economy.

Militarism is from the most important causes of World War one and two. In World War one it started after Germany’s Wilhelm II wanted to expand Germany’s navy to compete with Britain’s dreadnoughts and best navy in the world. Wilhelm II desired the navy and Alfred von Tirpitz, Secretary of State of the German...
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