World War I and How It May Have Paved the Way for World War II

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World War I Continued The questioned raised is whether or not I believe that WWII was a continuation of WWI. I do believe WWII happened as a result of some of the things which came out of WWI, however, not necessarily as a continuation. Although both wars had similarities, they were both fought between different groups of countries and both for different reasons. There were different alliances in both wars. WWI and WWII were the largest military battles in human history. In WWI, Woodrow Wilson was president. The War lasted from 1914 to 1918. The major causes for WWI were Imperialism (countries wanted more territory and more natural resources). The Groups involved where, The Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey) and the Allied Powers (Britain, Russia, Italy, France, Japan, and the U.S. finally joined in 1917). WWI was centered on Europe. In WWI some of the methods of warfare used were lines of trenches supported by artillery and machine guns, assault tanks, airplanes, and poisonous gas. In WWI, there were an estimated 10 million casualties, 7 million wounded, and over 7 million missing or imprisoned. During WWII, FDR and Harry Truman were president. WWII, lasted from 1939 to 1945. WWII was a war based on Nationalism (a policy of a country putting its own interests as a nation, above all other nations interest and the common interest of man kind). The major causes of WWII were, the economic and political instability of Germany, coupled with
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