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Similarities and differences between the causes of wwi and wwii?

Asked by tirithalui (408points) May 20th, 2008 from iPhone

what were the similarities and differences between the origins of the 2 world wars?

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marinelife's avatar

Homework question?

wildflower's avatar

You didn’t google before asking, did you?

tirithalui's avatar

I would have googled but my laptops Internet isnt working and my iPhones, love it as I do, takes too long to find specific information on edge. :(

robmandu's avatar

Re: World War I, The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman is fascinating.

From Amazon’s description:

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to Worl War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn’t. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgotten.

FiRE_MaN's avatar

well I’ll help you out a little, but you should google it.

The main difference is that in ww1 they used trench warfare. The invention of the machine gun caused millions of people to die. Now that thousands of people could die in a single battle. The area between 2 trenches is called no mans land. They sent thousands of people over the top of the trenches to storm the enimy, but when they did they were killed by the machine guns.

In ww2 germany was pissed that they had to pay for ww1. We really haven’t gotten to the core of ww2 yet

Ohh and what basically ended ww1 was tanks. The British came up with the idea and started working on them. They moved very slow and broke down quite often. But when they did get to the trenches it was devistating. They did not have the huge gun on them, just machine guns that where on the sides to shoot the people in the trenches.

paulc's avatar

@FiRE_MaN, I think he’s looking for the origins of the wars not the way they were fought.

To be brief, I’d say that the most obvious similarity is that Germany’s aggression was countered by a group of other nations. The most obvious difference would likely be that the reasons Germany began its campaigns were different though they are far to complex to get into.

Wikipedia has scads of information on the causes of WWI and causes of WWII.

FiRE_MaN's avatar

ohh haha it does say origins doesnt it… Ops, I tried

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