Shell shock was a term only associated with World War one due to the major impact it had throughout the war. It was specifically used in Britain to express a psychological breakdown for a soldier from stress and trauma and fear from battles and fighting. It was hard to cure them as people and doctors considered them to be cowards therefore refused to offer help. Some men only received help depending on their high class or rank in the community, while others were even put on trial and even executed for being ‘cowards’. Shell shock caused a lot of problems and casualties for the country and for the war.
Some of these include death of others around them Vietnamese men, women, and children. Also they saw many of the people in their platoon get killed or die. Men tried to close themselves off from what was going on “they carried shameful memories” (482). “Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to the war in the first place, nothing positive, not dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor.
These stories don’t really go into the aftermath of the families and such, but you can imagine how terrible it was for them to hear it. Realize that just one person being killed has a huge impact on many people. Imagine how many people die every single day of these things. So have a
This made the Romans prone to injuries and “because they have no armor, think about running and not fighting” (Document B). Because of the loss of troops from the loss of armour, the Roman army’s numbers diminished. No soldiers were drafted since many groups were exempted from joining the army. This lessened the defences and security of Rome, and Rome became weaker. Another primary reason of Rome’s decline was a series of foreign invasions.
His army also consisted of millions of poor, starving peasants with bad equipment, poor supplies of rifles and ammunition. In 1916, two million soldiers were killed or seriously wounded, and one third of a million taken prisoners. The Russian population was horrified. They considered the Tsar irresponsible for taking over the army and held him responsible for everything; as a result instability was growing at an alarming rate for the Tsar who had once held himself so assuredly in power. Nicholas II took this course of action to assure himself he still had complete control of Russia.
A military commission investigating the massacre found widespread failures of leadership, discipline, and morale among the Army's fighting units. As the war progressed, many "career" soldiers had either been rotated out or retired. Many more had died. In their place were scores of draftees whose fitness for leadership in the field of battle was questionable at best. Military officials blamed inequities in the draft policy for the often slim talent pool from which they were forced to choose leaders.
As it was them who started the protest which turned into a revolution and also they were the ones behind the mutiny of the troops. However, the military was having many problems such as the war was going horribly wrong with many casualties, poor commanding from officers and limited military resources and equipment. The peasants were doing the fighting and the dying. So this could be a small contributing factor to the fall of the Romanov's on several different reasons. Firstly the tsar did not help the peasants personally, but instead leave the burden to the prime ministers when they cannot rule like a democracy today.
Beginning with mere lack of proper grooming standards; as sympathetic solders of the antiwar movement lacked proper haircuts, displayed peace medallions, penned “UUUU” on their helmets meaning “We are the Unwilling, led by the Unqualified, to do the Unnecessary for the Ungrateful.” Desertion rate was at an all-time high, for all services during the Vietnam era and more so around the world. This therefore hampered the armed forces
The first influence of the plague on the weakening was how many of the sick who were not killed overnight asked clergymen, who themselves often became ill, for answers, and the answers were usually not satisfactory and drove people to look for answers away from the church. Also playing into the church’s weakness was the clergy being drastically reduced in size with certain sects seeing a decrease of one third of the officials. Part of the reason for the exceptionally high mortality rate among the clergy was that they were often requested by the family of a sick person and were in close proximity to more of the sick than any other group. The deaths of many skilled clergymen caused not fully trained members to be cast into their shoes, which again caused much disillusionment amongst the churches followers because the untrained clergy was rarely the same quality of those who had deceased
There were so many deaths many could not be burried properly and were put in shallow graves which also helped the spread of the disease. Very few were immune to the disease, approximately two percent of the population. It effected ever class of people from clergymen to peasants. The sudden of death of many many people caused the prices of goods to sky rocket because people started to get scared to come in contact with outsiders and goods became scarce. The disease impacted the peasants more than any other class.