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of World War I based mostly upon the details that bordered its onset and subsidence while Zinn communicates an idea on how World War I can be considered as ‘health of state’ and, through Tindall and Shi, one may be drawn to comprehend that World War I or the Great World War which broke out in Europe, engaging the U.S. in 1914, deserved to be identified a crisis that had caused the American nation to shift in character towards international relations. Naturally, these differing perspectives bear impact on our understanding of the American history during World War I in the manner our thoughts and judgments of the war are shaped by often partial views which the historians inevitably attach with their findings.
According to Johnson, “Between 1859 and 1914, America increased its output of manufactured goods, in value, no less than eighteen times, and by 1919, boosted by World War I, thirty-three times” (Johnson 352). This statement exhibits an approach of signifying World War I by way of illustrating what America had in yield before and after the war, in view of the nation’s struggle with its commercial phase of growth. As Johnson accounted for technology in various forms, specifically the invention of the barbed wire by the farmers J. Glidden and J. Haish as well as the establishment of machineries in place of direct manual labor along with the production of power via abundant supply of energy from water, steam, and electricity, one rather imagines a more industrial than political scenario bordering the confines of World War I. Prior to the Great War, Johnson notes the occurrence of ‘Progressivism’ at the turn of the century where the ‘Progressives’ of the middle class rose in hostile protest against the big capitalists of the era whereas, by the end of the war, blacks in considerable number carried on their lifelong cause of fighting for freedom from slavery and slave trade. It figures herein that Johnson’s attempt of portraying World War I
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War has it's price to pay and the Germans have and are still paying theirs. Indeed the developments or events of the World War I cannot be ignored. They shaped human understanding of the new world and new tactics and technologies of war were tested.
At the beginning of the First World War, few had foreseen how much that conflict would affect the social, political, and economical map of Europe. In fact, its consequences for the European societies were so great that many historians refer to the First World War as to the start of the modern era (Wilde).
This committee was created to establish and provide what can be referred to as propaganda (information) that could encourage citizens to support the war. The Committee on Public Information gathered civic support for the war by establishing an army of 75,000 Four-Minute Men speakers according to Betts (2002).
The result of the engagement was the development of massive battalion of soldiers whose life was changed by involvement in the war. Majority lost their lives while others were not amputated and became disabled. The psychological effect of the war was massive with the engagement of several medics and counselors in avid to reshape the war veterans back in to the society.
Yet, while a number of politicians and economists sharply changed their outlook after such major events, Keynes thoroughly analyzed the new experience.
In his monumental work The Economic Consequences of the Peace Keynes critically analyzed the effects of Versailles Pease and particularly the effects of the Treaty on Germany.
Complicating matters was the fact that in March Russia had undergone a successful communist revolution, and in April the United States had entered the war (Asprey 348). It was becoming clear to the military leaders and to the public that Germany was losing the
Historical evidence suggests that dependence of human beings on horses in WWI is of monumental significance. Horses were employed in millions of numbers. But, introduction of modern artillery like machine guns reduced the application of animals in some