World War II vs. World War I

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World War II vs. World War I
World War I and World War I are two of the deadliest and costly conflicts to occur in world history. With over 100 million casualties they combine to be two of the most devastating wars ever. They both are very similar and destroyed a good amount of land in Europe, while also involving the same allies on both side. Although they both have high casualties World War II is more important to Europe for many reasons. Some reasons are the holocaust, advancements in technology, and the results that occurred from the war. World War II was the deadliest war in history accounting for over 70 million casualties. About 6 million of those deaths were caused by the holocaust. The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators (Holocaust History). During the Holocaust, Hitler and the Nazis also targeted other groups because they believed they were inferior to the German race. Those groups included the Slavic people, Gypsies, and disabled. Other groups of people were killed because they believed something different or had different political views. Those groups were Communists, Socialists, and homosexuals. The Nazis spread concentration camps or death camps, across Eastern Europe and Germany. These camps ranged in size and were hidden from the public. Many tactics such as the Euthanasia Program, where at least 200,000 mentally or physically disabled patients, mainly Germans, living in institutional settings, were murdered (Holocaust History). Throughout the Holocaust six million Jews were killed with millions more of prisoners of war and other inferior groups were killed. Towards the end of the war as the allies started to take control of parts of Germany, the Nazis did not want the public to find out about the holocaust. What the Nazis did was they started the “Final Solution”. The Nazis killed 2 out of 3 Jew as a last ditch effort to...
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