Impacts of ww2

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  • They were the most devastated by the war because most of it had been fought on their land.
  • They'd lost 1,250,000 men from the fighting
  • Spent the most out of all of the countries involved, and had to borrow billions from the USA
  • Area the size of Wales had been destroyed, and many of their mines and iron industries were ruined by the Germans
  • The French public were angry and wanted revenge for what Germany had done to their Nation. They also wanted compensation for all of the damage that had been done.
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  • Lost 750,000 of their men, and many men had been killed from the British Empire
  • None of the war was fought on their land
  • Spent billions on the war, and had to borrow from the USA
  • The British public felt that Germany were to blame for the war, and wanted them punished
  • During the election Lloyd George said that if he were to be elected he'd make sure that Germany were severely punished. However, he knew that if they were punished too harshly they could seek revenge in the future.
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  • Joined the war v late, and lost few men compared to the other countries involved.
  • No battles had been fought on their soil.
  • Spent 5 billion on the war.
  • Lent huge amounts of money to countries like France and Britain, and had captured many foreign markets that Britain and France could no longer supply whilst dealing with the war.
  • Woodrow Wilson made his 14 point plan, where he proposed a new way of dealing with international relations through cooperation, disarmament, and the League of Nations.
  • The American public wanted to turn their backs on Europe as they felt that they'd helped too much. They wanted to isolate themselves and start collecting the money that they'd lent.
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  • Worst affected by the war.
  • They spent the most (40 million), and 1.7 million German men were killed. 4.3 million were wounded.
  • The Germans were shocked that they lost the war (they'd only heard stories about German successes)
  • The Royal Navy's blockade of Germany lead to massive food shortages in 1918. 300,000 Germans died of malnutrition during the war. The food shortages damaged moral in Germany and on the front line. This lead to the government asking for a cease fire in November 1918.
  • The big three refused to negotiate with Germany, and their emperor resigned and fled to Belgium.
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