What If Germany Won Ww1

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 781
  • Published : March 18, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
What if Germany won WWI?

World War One, also widely known as the Great War lasted from 1914-1918. It was a major war centered in Europe involving the World’s major powers that were separated into two alliances: the Allies, consisting of Britain, France, Russia and later the US and the Central Powers consisting of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. It was European History’s worst war at the time. The Germans were defeated by exhaustion however, this could of easily happened to the Allies. Even with the Americans entering the War on the allied side in 1917, providing more supplies and men, France and Britain were slowly falling apart from just normal upholding. The awful trench warfare battles were extremely exhausting and the capacity of Allies to take out survivors diminished with just the passage of time. “Both faced sever food shortages from the diversion of farmers into the army and from attacks on ocean borne supplies” (firstworldwar.com). If the Germans were able to take advantage of their breakthrough in the spring, or if Germany was able to hold off long enough for General Ludendorff’s planned autumn invasion to take place it is quite likely that either France or Britain would have sworn for peace. “Had one or the other even raised the question of armistice, the same process of internal political collapse that destroyed Germany would have taken over both of them” (firstworldwar.com). This brings us to the question of “What if Germany did win World War 1?

First off, if Germany actually did win the war, what terms would they give? For starters, there would be no treaty of Versailles so Germany would not have been in such economic and financial turmoil as they were when they lost the war. Jews would not have been the scapegoat for why the country was in such a depression and there would most likely be no Holocaust. In the east there is the treaty of Brest-Litovsk which marks the exit of Russia from the war so the eastern front is settled....
tracking img