All Quiet On The Western Front

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All Quiet On The Western Front is an account of WW1, from the perspective of a soldier named Paul Baumer. The author of the novel, Erich Maria Remarque, based the novel on his own life as he too fought in the war and was transferred to the Western Front. The war destroyed the men that took part in it. Simply put Remarque’s novel is an example of how the war has shaped history and if it were not read we would still be at war like they were in WW1, disoriented and unorganized.
World War 1 was a historical period in which the UK, France and the Russian Empire (known as the Triple Entente) went to war with Germany and Austria-Hungry. It lasted for 4 years spanning from July 29th, 1914 to November 11th, 1918. There was much miscommunication between nations, which in turn was cause for much bloodshed as it led to about 16 million deaths in total. Many historians note this War as the deadliest in world history. As the war progressed, many other nations started joining in and taking sides. Soon enough the war would spread over the world. The wars cause is believed to be due to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. Because of this, Austria- Hungry declared war on Serbia. One would lead to the other and we were left with a mess of each nation at war with each other, making up the World War.
The war would end in the fall of 1918 after 4 years of fighting. Concluding the war the German, Russian, Austria-Hungry and Ottoman Empires would be left. The after effects of…

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