The War Of The Great War

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World War One, appropriately named the Great War in the heat of its battles, was the war that many thought would end all other wars. And at the time, it certainly seemed that would be the case. It was a new type of a war, there were new, terrifying weapons, leading to deaths in numbers unseen from previous wars. The battles dragged on, it became trench warfare. There seemed to be no end in sight for the longest time. But the war did end and the people and politicians of the 1920s were left to deal with the aftermath. Most of the men that went to war went home from the front lines, others were not as lucky, or possibly, they were luckier to have died a noble death considering what was to come. The effects that the war left were felt both…show more content…
France lacked a stable government for the years after the war, but until the 1920s, after America and Britain both withdrew to invest in domestic affairs, they were the last country left that oversaw the payments being made by the appropriate parties (Edgar, Civilizations Past & Present, vol. 2, 850). In Eastern Europe, where conditions have always been rough, the Czechs joined the Slovakians to form a new state of Czechoslovakia, and they were quickly becoming a more democratic country, but the depression quickly ended that transition (Edgar, Civilizations Past & Present, vol. 2, 851-852). Out of all the countries affected by the war, the United States ended up with the best position immediately following the war, but they too were quickly overrun with grief from the Great Depression (Edgar, Civilizations Past & Present, vol. 2, 852-853). In addition to having its hand in a great deal of the political changes that took place post World War I, the League of Nations also took jurisdiction over the Germans as well as the other Allies’ powers territory post war. The countries that took part of the war each wanted and expected the Allies to pay retributions with their lands, with Germany at the center. France took back control of Alsace-Lorraineand took ownership, but not annexing, the Saar basin, a region France took as composition for the Germans destroying their mines during the war. Some of these changes reverted some lands back to previous borders, such as the case

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