Why Did Germany Lose the First World War?

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1918 saw the disciplined, robust forces of the Central Powers (who consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria) lose to the Allies (Great Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, Russia up to 1917, and USA in 1917) in a war that would become known as the First World War. Both sides were fairly evenly matched even though the Allies had dispatched almost double the amount of men than the Central Powers’ meagre 21 million. This was because, although the Allies had the larger force number-wise, they included about 21 million Russians who were immensely ill equipped and fairly ineffective. Whether the Allied forces merely took advantage of the mistakes made by the Central Powers or whether they were indeed the stronger bloc is arguable, never the less, the loss of the war came as a huge shock for the Germans and the other members of the Central Powers and was because the many of the people in these countries had sincerely believed that they were winning the war. This was mainly due to the misleading propaganda at the time and afterwards, many felt that they had not lost the war, but that they had in fact, been cheated. The failures of various military tactics as well as economic pressures, (with political and cultural issues to a lesser degree) were perhaps the greatest reasons that the Central Powers did indeed lose the war. The Central Powers and Germany primarily, had a rather large advantage in the war in the sense that its army had great leadership and was much disciplined. They also began the war in a very central position geographically speaking (hence, the name Central Powers) and was, as a result, able to mobilize troops to all fronts quite quickly. It also helped that they had less land mass to cover. The Allies on the other hand, had far greater financial resources and vastly improved raw material supplies. This was because they could use their own allies to their advantage. For example, Britain had an excellent Navy and the USA...
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