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Lecture 14

HIST 1400 Lecture Notes - Military Step

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Spring 2018

Department
History
Course Code
HIST 1400
Professor
Edward Guimont
Lecture
14

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Notes 4-4-18
“The Great War”-WW1
The Home Front
Economic and political actions all towards the war
“Total War”
Political Challenges
Britain is the most democratic state
War breaks out and this changes immensely
French realize they are one step away from defeat, clamp down for war
Germany and Russia have military step in to help run country
Changes to military tradition
More modern technology
Machine guns
Tanks
Airplanes
Most countries have small professional militaries
Soldiers for life
Get killed off within first year
Mass conscription-1916
People get drafted into army
Looked down upon
Introduced by Britain
Irish are not happy about this
Small uprising-shut down quickly
Set the stage for the war of independence for Ireland
Battle of Gallipoli
D-Day of WW1
British wanted to go in and land on the shores to take out ottomans quickly
Much more fortified than thought
Big failure
Churchill pushed out of politics for this
Women in the War
Women go into workforce when men get drafted
Mainly in industries dominated by men
Wartime Labor
Government begins to manage many factories
Churn out items for war
“Planned Socialist Economy”
Mix of socialism and free market
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Notes 4418 The Great WarWW1 The Home Front Economic and political actions all towards the war Total War Political Challenges Britain is the most democratic state War breaks out and this changes immensely French realize they are one step away from defeat, clamp down for war Germany and Russia have military step in to help run country Changes to military tradition More modern technology Machine guns Tanks Airplanes Most countries have small professional militaries Soldiers for life Get killed off within first year Mass conscription1916 People get drafted into army Looked down upon Introduced by Britain Irish are not happy about this Small uprisingshut down quickly Set the stage for the war of independence for Ireland Battle of Gallipoli DDay of WW1 British wanted to go in and land on the shores to take out ottomans quickly Much more fortified than thought Big failure Churchill pushed out of politics for this Women in the War Women go into workforce when men get drafted Mainly in industries dominated by men Wartime Labor Government begins to manage many factories Churn out items for war Planned Socialist Economy Mix of socialism and free market
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