The Battle Of The World War

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Gallipoli; The Battle that should not have been
Entering the twentieth century, the possibility of a World War seemed to loom in the clouds for some time. At that point, the world had not yet seen a war as massive as what was to come. Due to an increase in militarism, nationalism, internal conflict, and some key events, war was eminent. Great nations chose sides, and became what would be called the Central Powers or the Allied Powers. Military forces grew a tremendous amount and more nations joined in the fight, as the Great War set the tone for what was to come later in the twentieth century. Great leaders were destined to either fail or ultimately come out on top, or in the case of Winston Churchill, both. Every battle was of
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The Gallipoli campaign lasted 8 months total and ended in a great victory for the Ottoman Empire. Many circumstances that were unforeseen led to the defeat of the allied troops. Much evidence exists for why this mission failed, often pointing to the unknown and unexpected geography of the land. Turkish tactics and equipment that soldiers were not prepared to face led to demise of many men of the allied forces. Well placed trenches, tough Turkish barbed wire, machine guns and an inaccurate map can be blamed for the failed mission. Along with those factors, Winston Churchill got more than what he bargained for and make a few key mistakes in his strategy to take the peninsula.
June 28th, 1914, Arch-duke Francis Ferdinand of Austria was the victim of an assassination in Bosnia. Now marked as one of the most earth shattering assassinations to take place in the twentieth century, his murder propelled the long awaited outbreak of the Great War, otherwise known as World War I. However, that was not the only cause of World War I, only the event that made the inevitable a reality. Before the assignation for Arch-duke Ferdinand; Nationalism and Militarism played a significant role in increasing tensions. Tensions had been rising between European countries for many years up to that point. Beginning in the nineteenth century, European states were split and organized with hopes to provide peace and avoid conflict. Existing rivalries became more intense, as new nations
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