1918 was the last year of the Great War, World War One…..this war is not too important to Americans because we had a minor roll and did not suffer as much as the Europeans…..but it is a war that needs to be studied and understood…..
I have a couple of articles that will help understand……some countries played a small role in the war……
This year marks the centenary of the end of World War I, a war that was heralded by American President Woodrow Wilson as “the war to end all wars.” Of course that didn’t happen. Instead, three old dynasties collapsed (Hapsburg, Osman, and Romanov) and in their place sprung up a number of new states that were to be modeled after northwestern Europe’s nation-state.
These new nation-states sowed the seeds of the ethnic strife that has plagued Europe and the Middle East since 1918. You’d think the results of this war would give Wilson a bad name, but Princeton has an entire school dedicated to foreign affairs named after Wilson.
There are many things that were first used during World War One…..things like machine guns, helmets, etc…..below are links to the legacies of the Great War…..
The war was a horrendous waste of human life…..millions upon millions died and for what?