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Why Did The Central Powers Lose Wwi?

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Contents:1.0) Purpose2.0) Introduction3.0) The Great War3.1. Background information3.2. Tension that led up to WWI4.0) America5.0) Italy.6.0) A war on several fronts7.0) ConclusionWhy did the Central Powers lose WWI?1.0) PurposeNovember 11th, 1918, was the day the Germans signed the armistice of World War One. However, to this day, some historians look back on the war as a war that never ended. The purpose of this essay is to explain how the Central Powers, even though they surrendered, lost the war. This essay's purpose is not to convince one that Germany did not lose the war, but to show how Germany did, even though no formal agreement was signed. The evidence used in this essay comes from a vast array of sources in order to allow a point to be look upon and several different angles.2.0) Introduction"'They will not even come', Admiral Capelle, the Secretary of State for the Navy, had assured the budgetary committee of the German Parliament on 31 January, 1917, 'because our submarines will sink them. Thus America from a military point of view means nothing, and again nothing and for a third time nothing.' "From the start of the First World War, Germany fought through boundaries none thought could be broken. Though the country was newly formed, and geographically smaller than some of its rivals, the country managed (with the help of its allies, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire) to gain the upper hand by 1915. At the beginning of the Battle of the Somme which started on July 1st, 1916, any hopes for a quick defeat of the allies were discarded by Germany and the other Central Powers. Germany began to struggle more and more due to the lack of supplies and sufficient allies it had. As Germany was already surrounded, and found it near impossible to gain access to outside supplies, the entering of the United States of America into the war on the allies side was a major blow for the Germans. These different factors complemented each other, and allowed the allies victory in World War I.3.0) the Great War3.1. Background information.August 1st was seen as the day when the war started; Germany declared war on Russia and began mobilizing. We know what some of the key elements of the creation of the war were created by Germany, however, who was responsible for the war? Historians have debated this question since the very early periods of the war and it is one that still remains without one concrete answer. Through Germany's Military advancements, the Alliance System and also the motives of the German leaders we can agree that, though it would be irrational to blame one country completely, Germany did have the most influence in the creation of WWI.On the 1st of August, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, and then two days later, on France. A day later, Germany waged war on Belgium, causing Britain to declare war Germany. The short period could be described as a line of dominos falling and knocking each other over. The map to the bottom shows Europe...

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