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Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

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A war can change the world in many ways.

In an effort to increase the U.S. Army’s numbers, a draft was employed by the government in 1917. Around 2.7 million men were drafted, and 1.3 million volunteered.

1 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

WWI ushered in a new era of warfare, as it introduced gasses, air fighting and tanks.


2 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

While mustard gas was widely available during the war, no one used it after the first great war due to its unpredictable nature. Hitler himself refused to use chemical weapons after suffering the side effects of a gas attack during WWI.


3 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

65 million men fought in World War I, and of those 65 million, 10 million died; some have that number at closer to 20 million.


4 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

Nearly two thirds of deaths in the World War I era occurred in battle, making it the first major war to kill more people than disease.


5 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

German trenches were equipped with beds, furniture, cupboards, lights and doorbells. They built them like this with the mindset that they would last.



6 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

Germans were particularly skilled at intercepting and cracking Allied codes. That is until the Americans started using the Choctaw Code Talkers, who used a complex Native American language that the Germans couldn’t decode.


7 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

France was the first country during the war to use poisonous gasses. They used tear gas grenades to debilitate the opposition.


8 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

Some Americans disagreed with U.S.’s hesitation to enter the war, so many went to Canada to enlist and fight.


9 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

A Serbian terrorist group conducted the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, which started the devastating struggle. Germany sided with the Austro-Hungarians, while France and Russia sided with Serbia.


10 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

The trench network of WWI stretched roughly 25,000 miles.


11 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

German troops shot and killed civilians during the war as a scare tactic so that people in occupied cities wouldn’t rebel against troops.


12 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

One-third of the deaths during WWI were caused by The Spanish Flu.


13 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

The League of Nations was created after the war ended, which was a precursor to what is now the United Nations.


14 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

The total cost of WWI for the U.S. was around $30 billion, or “52 percent of gross national product at the time.”


15 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

WWI is responsible for introducing the machine gun to the masses.


16 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

Around 30 different poisonous gases were used during WWI, but after the war, many countries signed treaties that outlawed their use in warfare from that point on.


17 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

Millions of soldiers suffered from a disease known as shell-shock. It is commonly known today as PTSD.


18 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

There were four empires that completely collapsed after WWI: Ottoman, German, Russian, and Austro-Hungarian.


19 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)

WWI transformed the U.S. into the largest military power in the world.


20 Important Facts About How World War I Changed History (20 pics)


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№1 Author: kryptor (29 Mar 2016 06:11) Total user comments: 4816


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"On Armistice Day, 1918, the world was already fighting another battle. It was in the grip of Spanish Influenza, which went on to kill almost three times more people than the 17 million soldiers and civilians killed during WW1."

source: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29541235
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№2 Author: bRte (29 Mar 2016 12:44) Total user comments: 10


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Serbian terrorist group?

Young Bosnia (Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian: Mlada Bosna/Млада Босна) was a Yugoslavist (Pan-Slavist) revolutionary movement...
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№3 Author: Tomaz86 (29 Mar 2016 16:03) Total user comments: 10835


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Go U.S.A. 79
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