Why the Allies Won Ww1

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Why the Allies Won the First World War

On June 28th 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by six Black Hand terrorists in Sarajevo, Bosnia. This is the spark that would start one of the biggest wars in known history that would make thousands of widows and thousands of orphans. Germany had really started a war they couldn’t win, during the war the Germans had to fight on the western front facing the British, French, Belgians and later Americans while taking on Russia on the Eastern front until the Bolshevik Revolution aka: Red October, October Uprising. As you can imagine it would have been extremely difficult to hold off armies from two sides and definitely contributed to the Allies final victory. During the war Germany suffered immense losses for example at the battle of Somme (1st July – 18th November 1916) a blood bath and both sides had many losses but German death count was 600,000. The battle of Passchendaele (July – November 1917) 400,000 dead and also in 1918 there was another 1.75 million casualties! By March 1918 the Allies had much better guns, planes and tanks. The First World War brought us vast amounts of new technology in the field of weapons (Machine guns, Poisonous Gases, Tanks, Planes and U-Boats!). The blockading of the Germans meant that they could not get all of their supplies across; this had an outstanding effect on the German civilians and led to huge problems for the leaders of Germany.

Everyone knows who won the war the Allies, but what was it that happened in the last stages of the war that brought us to victory?
War was having an impact on Germany to. The Reichstag (the German Parliament building) in July 1917 had made a call for peace. By the end of September 1918 General Ludendorff, who with General Hindenburg had really become involved with the affairs of Germany, was prepared to consider ‘revolution from…...

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