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Wells, like many idealists of his time, hoped that the sheer destructiveness of the First World War, unprecedented in its time, would persuade mankind to abandon war as a means of solving political disputes.
Many agreed, most notably including President Woodrow Wilson, who argued that the war could become a catalyst for promoting democracy. As the preceding answer suggests, the phrase "war to end all wars" was first used by H.
He famously called the conflict a war to make the world "safe" for democratic institutions. In order to make this happen, Wilson thought the war needed to end in a "peace without victory" in which the powers involved in the conflict would agree on a negotiated peace.
Wilson, like many others, thought that the specter of communist revolution, as seen in Russia, would persuade the powers to come together. Wilson went so far as to issue "Fourteen Points" upon which any lasting peace had to be based. In particular, he advocated for an international organization meant to keep the peace.
In the end, the hope harbored by people like Wells, Wilson, and many other politicians and intellectuals would not be realized. Despite the destruction wrought by the First World War, which destroyed generations in the belligerent nations, perhaps the greatest tragedy of the war was that it paved the way for an even more destructive conflict less than three decades later.WWI had a terrible impact on Imperial Russia probably more profoundly than it did for the official losers of the war: the Germans.
Tsar Nicholas II failed to properly appreciate the enormous size and scale this war took on compared to all that had preceded it. - ww2 was the bloodiest war, greatest number of casualties - russia had the worst - the beginning of a new era.
It was defined by the decline of the old great powers and the rise of two superpowers; the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States of America (US).
world war i. updated january jump to: timelines / primary documents, letters, & diaries. statistics & casualties / diplomacy and causes of the war. participating countries / battle strategy & info.
weapons & the troops / trench warfare / gas warfare.
military medicine / war in the air & on the sea. maps, images, art / war propaganda. spies - . While much is known of Russia’s involvement in World War II, the country’s impact on WW1 is less well known.
While the conflict took place between – , Russia of course had concerns closer to home but prior to , the country had a major part to play in the global battle. WWI -- Russia World War I — Russia Russia entered the first world war with the largest army in the world, standing at 1,, soldiers; when fully mobilized the Russian army expanded to over 5,, soldiers (though at the outset of war Russia could not arm .
Impact of WW1 on Russia Social and economic: The war proved an economic disaster for Russia, the direct cost of war rose from 1, million roubles in to 14, million in