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WWI Removes Glory of War
War had been shown in literature and art as being glorious and something that would be honored. World War I changed everyone when the reality of death and war came to be. It was no longer glorious.
Totalitarianism in Italy and Germany
Totalitarianism found the perfect ground to find root in right after World War I ended. Europe had changed. Gone were the romantic ideals of the Victorian age and beyond. Gone were the nations as the world once knew them. There was a loss of security and identity flowing through the nations.
20th Century Wars Societal Affect on Europe
The wars of the 20th century also impacted Western society. World War I upheaved society in a manner that many had trouble accepting.
20th Century Wars Political Affect on Europe
Eras of history do not stand alone. One event can drastically affect another even when generations separate them. The twentieth century was shaped by the wars that were fought during that period.
Industrialization and Imperialism
If industrialization had not developed as it did in Europe, the rush for Africa would not have occurred in the manner it did. The need for resources would not have had France, Britain and other nations competing to get more land and control of more resources if they sudden demand was not there.
20th Century Wars Economical Affect on Europe
Economically, wars were especially hard on the twentieth century. World War I hit the world hard. Debt was accumulated by all European countries to pay for the war “either from their own citizens or from foreign lenders.”
Hitler's Impact on Europe
Adolf Hitler rose to power after a bitter defeat in World War I. Germany felt slighted and oppressed by the winning nations. The people yearned to feel pride again. Unlike Bismarck, Hitler rose up with a unified though defeated Germany.
Bismarck's Impact on Europe
The two greatest events in term of magnitude in Germany and in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries revolved around the ideas and actions of two men: Otto von Bismarck and Adolf Hitler.
Turkish Denial of Genocide is Black Spot
Turkey’s reaction to the events and the world’s reaction have made many question the integrity and honor of the modern nation.
Turkey Uses Genocide as Political Blackmail
Turkey’s stance is very strong as they use the word ‘genocide’ as a political bargaining tool. When countries use the term to refer to the ‘deportation’ period of the Armenians, Turkish representatives declare that relations between Turkey and those that view the acts as genocide will be damaged.
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