Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 year ago

What made WW1 so special, since it's not the first global conflict and it was not the deadliest war of it's time?

First conflict to be fought worldwide was the 7 years war, it affected europe, america, africa, india, philippines.

And there were other wars that had far more casualties before WW1. For instance, 50 years before WW1 there was a Chinese civil war that killed over 30 million people.

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  • 1 year ago
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    Use of chemical weapons on a large scale in the battlefield

    First attempt to use strategic bombing on the enemy's homeland to affect the home front

    Massive human waves across no-mans land using outdated tactic from trenches

    Machine guns more advanced, and you can carry hand-held machine guns with you like the BAR

    Unrestricted submarine warfare

    More people killed by enemy fire than disease, which was a common death toll in the 19th Century wars

    Rape of Belgium

    Conflicts that occurred from the Pacific to Africa to the Middle East and Europe, with 32 countries participating

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    It was the war with the second highest casualties

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  • 1 year ago

    Well it really was..Did you know millions died right here after from sickness.

    • Sircjalot1 year agoReport

      That doesn't cout. If so, then the Mongol conquest would of been the deadliest war, bringing the black plague to Europe

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  • 1 year ago

    It was the first global war that recived quick media coverage. News of what was happening in the war could be reported very quickly all around the globe. A massive battle like Verdun could have news reports about it just a day or two after it had happen, or started. So the whole world was informed of what was going on. Unlike the 7 years war, it would take people weeks or months to hear news about a battle that had happened. Of which that news would be pretty unreliable by the time it got to wherever it was going to.

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