World War One was a time of chaos and death. With millions dead from the aftermath of the war, countries involved struggled with the consequences. Many countries were at different places financially, government wise, and overall economically. Germany had a better economy and military than France because of their weapons, tactics, man power, and will power.
Willpower and motivation were a large part of why Germany thrived over France. French armies rebelled and fell out with their superiors because they got tired and irritated by the war and its length and death rate.
This is were the Germans thrived because of their willpower. They pushed forward and thrived due to the fact that they were more prone to perseverance tendencies than France was. This may have been because Germany had better soldier training, for their government gave them opportunities to lead and freedom to lead groups. It is said that they had great decision making skills in stressful and even deadly scenarios.
Another large part of why Germany had better military forces was because of sheer numbers. Germany managed to split its forces in two and attack both France and Russia, the fact that they were able to do so gives us a greater perspective on their manpower. Since the first year and a half of the war was slow, it became apparent that something needed to change. It always seems that the history books talk about how Germany was simply always one step above the French. They always thought faster, and innovated quickly.
This gave them more opportunities to strike and attack along with giving them wiggle room for messing up.
Germany is also quite known for producing supplies at reasonable pacing, giving them time to prepare when the French did not have any. France did well with the production of materials needed for war, but the transportation and accessibility of these items were far easier for Germany to supply than France. The production of their uniforms also came into play since France wore bright colors that were easily spotted and Germany wore dark colors that they used to sneak around and were beneficial to their attacks. These contributions definitely helped Germany.
The most surprising factor to Germany being “above” France was that France and its Allies were the ones who won the war. This goes to show that numbers, accessibility to products, soldier training, etc. sometimes are not enough for winning. But alas, France and their allies proposed an armistice of peace and Germany signed it. This paper declared Germany and its allies the technical “losers” of the war. Germany was in a strong position to win, so some people continue to wonder why exactly they signed it.
In conclusion Germany was in a far better economic and military position than France, but France technically won the war. Therefore both countries were strong, one was just peacefully strong and the other was strong in numbers and skills. Germany was the loser, but their materials and tactics were the real winners. They persevered, fought, and created better than the other countries in WW1. Therefor. Germany was the superior country to France in the long, drawn out battle of that war.