World War I was an unprecedented period in world history. World War I (“The Great War”) toppled empires, created new nations, and sparked tensions that would explode across future years. On the battlefield, gruesome modern weaponry wrecked an entire generation of young men. The United States entered the conflict in 1917 and was never again the same. The war heralded to the world the United States’ potential as a global military power, and, domestically, it advanced but then beat back American progressivism by unleashing vicious waves of repression. The war simultaneously stoked national pride and fueled disenchantments that burst Progressive Era hopes for the modern world. And it laid the groundwork for a global depression, a second world war, and an entire history of national, religious, and cultural conflict around the globe.You are required in this discussion to provide your own answers and then to review and note two of your colleagues posts for full credit. If you disagree, you can say so, but support your angle as well in any refutation or agreement therein.
- In your opinion, what was accomplished in World War I? Offer two examples to support your perspective and discuss.
- Could an all out World War like this occur in 2020? Why or why not and in what ways has the world changed since WWI that would allow or not allow something like this to happen?
- What was the overall impact of the Treaty of Versailles? Posit how you would address the end of the war differently and what you would do to make sure something like this does not happen again in regard to the losing parties.
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