WW1 pros and cons

What positive and negative effects did the first world war have?

 

 

 

Asked on August 14, 2017 in History.
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Women’s rights. When the majority of men were off fighting in the war the women back home had to take over the work that was left vacant. Those in power gained popularity by appealing to the new demographic in society by granting rights to women they never had before.

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Facilitated the second world war. The treaty of Versailles and the resulting borders in Europe created a geopolitical climate that gave birth to fascism and the spread of communism. These new conflicting ideologies would eventually clash in a conflict that would double the first war.

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Democracy. Many empires fell as a result of the war and the turmoil the conflict causes motivated people to begin pushing for liberation and more say in how they live their lives. Dozens of nations that were governed by imperial empires formed into democratic governments.

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Spanish flu. One of the worst pandemics in history occurred as a result of the first world war. It infected half a billion people and killed upwards of 100 million.

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Technology. Huge progress was made in the fields of transportation, communication, manufacturing and medicine that otherwise would have taken years to impact civilization. Airplanes, radios and telephones are some examples.

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Russian revolution. Not that the czarist government was any better but the communist revolution in Russia would lead to a century long series of conflicts between the soviet union and the rest of the world.

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