World War I Essay Topics

From the Concert of Europe to the Cause of the First World War

After the fall of Napoleon there was a need to create a balance of power that would preserve the peace between European monarchies. Also to redraw the map of Europe and to restore the countries in crisis after their defeat of Napoleon. The main goal of the Concert was to contain France and prevent another… View Article

Policy of Neutrality

Prior to World Was I, the United States was concerned with reform at home, and expanding beyond its borders. Domestic policy during this time called for fair treatment for labor and public. Yet at the dawn of World War I, this changed in order to accomodate foreign markets at war. The United States tried to… View Article

World War 1

World War 1 erupted in 1914. World War 1 had many countries involved but not all of them entered at the same time. There were many causes for the outbreak of World War 1. One cause of World War 1 was militarism. Militarism is the glorification of one countries military. Many countries were getting this… View Article

Gandhi’s Contribution to World War I

Why? 1)He had begun to approve of the idea of home rule, but he had no interest in exchanging government by British elite for rule by an Anglicized Indian elite. If swaraj was to come to India, he argued, it must come as part of a wholesale social transformation that stripped away the old burdens… View Article

The Definitions of Peace

What exactly does the term peace mean? There is no solid answer because everyone has a different response, so let me define them. The word peace can be referred to many definitions and images when we think of the word. For example, we think of the peace symbol, the hand gesture (index and middle finger),… View Article

Major World War I Battles

1914- The First Battle of the Marne. Up until September of 1914, the German army had steadily advanced through Belgium and France and was nearing the capital of France, Paris. Luckily, in the First Battle of the Marne, six French armies and one British army were able to stave off the German advance and set… View Article

Tragedy of Disappointment

At the height of his presidency, Woodrow Wilson had many successes that made a huge impact on the country as well as the world. However, he also had very bad points as well. One of those bad points was the Treaty of Versailles. In many ways, the Treaty of Versailles mirrored his presidency. His ruthlessness… View Article

Was General Haig the Butcher of the Somme?

Introduction General Haig’s title of ‘butcher of the Somme’ originated after the First World War, when, due to a large number of casualties Britain suffered from the war and mostly the Somme. The people of Britain wanted someone to blame. This was a coping mechanism in which people could deal with the loss of the… View Article

Whats Eating Gilbert Grape

World War I was supposed to be the war that ended all wars. Instead it set the stage for future conflicts throughout the 20th Century. The people of the time called the conflict the Great War, and they believed that there would never again be another like it. Although the United States tried to remain… View Article

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

1. Title: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT 2. Author: ERICH MARIA REMARQUE 3. Published: 1929 4. SUBJECT: This book is written by a German veteran of World War I, who describes the German soldiers’ extreme physical and mental stress during the war, and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers… View Article

Causes of World War One

World War One was a turning point in history. Many scholars study this event and what caused this huge conflict. Germany used to be the sole one responsible for this war, but many controversial debates later, the blame was gradually put on the other great powers of Europe as well. In this essay, I will… View Article

Return to Normalcy

“Return to Normalcy” – United States presidential candidate Warren G. Harding’s campaign promise in the election of 1920. Doc 7 – Muscle Shoals – famous for its contributions to American popular music in the 1920’s. Doc 24 – Election of 1924 – Republican Calvin Coolidge wins election by a landslide. Doc 11 – Federal Farm… View Article

World War I

World War 1 was the beginning of the development and first uses of many different kinds of technology, which would, in time, be of great use. These were created primarily to outdo the enemy countries on the other side of the battlefield, so in turn, they would have the upper hand in the war and… View Article

Treaty of Versailles Igcse Notes

a)Which terms of the peace settlement of 1919 directly affected France? -France gained territory such as Alsace Lorraine and the Saarland (which were important industrial areas) -Also, german colonies become mandates ruled by the League of Nations and France would be able to make use of them. -The league of nations menat that France’s safety… View Article

Black Hand – The Conspiracy that started War

In 1911 ten politically important men of Serbia formed a secret society called the Black Hand in one of their sister’s basements. Three years later, the Black Hand had started World War one. Fifteen million people died, 20 million people wounded; all because of the bad judgement of one man and the death of another…. View Article

The Life for a Soldier in World War One

Living condition was terrible in the trenches. First trenches began with the Germanys invading France 3rd of august 1914, Germanys plans were to take all of France than the rest of Europe. Britain declared on Germany. Germany thought they would win over France. The British trenches were worse than the Germanys trench. The British had… View Article

World War I Causes and Outcomes

The causes of World War I included a growing rate of militarism, which was accompanied by an arms race. Also imperialism, as economics and fighting for colonies among the European nations were prevalent. Alliances such as The Triple Alliance and The Triple Entente also started the war along side nationalism. The effects of the war… View Article

Evaluate the Causes of World War I

World war one is one of the most important events in world history. It took place in Europe in 1914-1918. The whole world participated this war. So everyone had some responsibility. There are more than one reasons for the outbreak of this war. Mainly, it was the expansion form of nationalism & the alliances system…. View Article

Haig Butcher of the Somme

The main job of the British forces in 1914 and 1915 was to support the French. This is because the British Army was very small. In 1914, it had about 250,000 men scattered around the British Empire. In that year, the British sent 5 divisions (a division was usually about 15,000 men) to the front… View Article

World War I: Trenches – Weaponry and Tactics

* Gases: Mustard gas was the most poisonous chemical used in the war. It was odourless and took about 12 hours to take effect. Gases caused internal and external bleeding and completely burn the throats and lungs. * Tunnelling: Specialists dug tunnels under the enemy defenses and place mines to collapse the opposing trench. *… View Article

Civil Rights Movement

Gandhi was an Indian civil rights leader. Throughout life he was misunderstood, defied in death and was taken to the point of error. Gandhi took down the British Empire, he improved the governments of the three nations, and he imbued the spirits of a global network of neo-Gandhians, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If… View Article

Why Did America Become Involved in WWI

Why did America become involved in WWI? How did President Wilson justify his decision to enter the war in 1917? Was the war in the national interest? At the start of 1917, the United States and its president was not interested in fighting in the war. President Woodrow Wilson wanted to remain neutral. Even though… View Article

America in World War 1

No country enters a war without a reason. United States in not an exception. It entered the World War Two after a tragic Pearl Harbor. It was necessary to stand up and answer to Japanese at that moment. What were United States reasons for entering the World War I? Is there a connection between Russian… View Article

The Development of War Poetry Throughout WW1

The development of war poetry throughout WW1 was influenced by many different incidents. Many of the soldiers developed friendships with each other based on the amount of time they spent together in the trenches. One of the reasons soldiers developed such strong comradeships that lasted even after the war, was due to the amount of… View Article

World War I and Who Was to Blame

The First World War was a devastating war that effected many places and also very many lives. Because of the effects of the war people were determined to search for the country that was to blame for all the disaster created. The outbreak was contingent on a determining number of factors. These factors included nationalism… View Article

Why Did the United States Enter World War One

The industrial era had many effects, not the least of which was plunging the world into world war. One must consider the relationship between eras and events as a student of history. The industrial era created a perceived need in America for raw materials and markets for goods. The United States was not alone in… View Article

Does Field Marshal Haig Was “The Butcher of the Somme”?

Field Marshal Douglas Haig was a British senior officer in World War One and commanded in the Battle of the Somme, which was arguably one of the bloodiest battles in British military history. Haig gained the title of the butcher of the Somme after the end of World War One, due to the indescribable amount… View Article