What actually happened: The Schlieffen Plan was a big gamble by the Germans, and it could have well resulted in defeat for France and Russia, however the plan backfired on the Germans. The first problem that the Germans encountered was that the Belgian Army had put up a resistance, which they had not expected which in turn slowed their advances. The next big problem the Germans had not anticipated was that Britain declared war on Germany because of the pledge to protect Belgium, which they had called a ‘scrap of paper.’ Their gamble had not paid off and soon, when the Russian Army was quicker to respond the Germans had to switch troops to the eastern front however the Russians had still invaded Germany 10 days later. Explain why a Stalemate
A desire to protect American citizens was a crucial factor in the US entering the war in 1917. The sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans on a passenger ship was seen as a threat to Americans and created a feeling of hostility against Germans in America as the Germans had clearly killed innocent Americans. It pushed them further towards war in order to make sure their citizens were safe. The Zimmerman telegraph was also very significant. This telegraph which showed a potential alliance about to be formed between Mexico and Germany eventually became the deciding factor that led them to the war.
I also think that the North gained major strength after the win at Gettysburg. The North made very good battle decisions like cutting off access to the Southern ports. The North was in financially better position and had more weapons and the ability to stay supplied. England and France wanted no part of the war so both sides had to sustain their efforts on their own. Both sides were determined, but I believe that in the end when the South surrendered it was a good thing for both sides.
Patrick Donnell Sharen Buyher 17 October 2011 The Importance of D-Day World War II had many key battles that set the momentum of the war. Every single battle was very valuable to the country that won it, because it made them that much closer to winning the war that involved everyone. “The invasion on June 6, 1944 [D-Day]” (Gelber & Martin, 1978). was an operation that took a lot of intricate planning had little margin for error. What took place on D-Day and how did the planning of it make D-Day sucessful?
The third reason as to why we should’ve been involved in Europe during the Holocaust is because the United States involvement in Europe could have prevented Hitler and the Nazis from taking over Europe. If we constructed the tough military like in WWI, our strength could have prevented the expansion of the Nazi party across
Many people, including Leo Szilard opposed or disagree with the use of the atomic bomb on Japan. I find it hard to believe that Szilard could oppose the use of a weapon that would quickly end a bloody conflict. I understand the moral strife associated with knowing that something you worked to create would end the lives of thousands but consider the alternative. If the bomb isn’t dropped, then an invasion of mainland Japan would have been required. D-day in the European theater had proved costly enough and that was to an enemy that didn’t mind surrendering if the situation called for it.
Now personally I believed as a young kid that we should not have went to Vietnam but no I believe we had to go there. I believe the US if it has the power, should help others in need. I think we defiantly underestimated the Viet Cong’s ability to fight, but we were trying to prevent
Able to achieve their desired purpose by eventually breaking through to the south and east, Americans were able to threaten to encircle German forces in Normandy from behind. However, this came at a great price of innocent civilians’ and soldiers’ lives. This ultimately resulted in the destruction of Caen due to bombing and fighting, and great casualties were a major result of this intense combat. Much of the destruction and death on Caen could have been prevented if the Allies had ultimately been more careful with following through orders, and had they taken more precaution in bombing the entire city, many civilians wouldn’t have had to pay the price. In conclusion, the Battle of Caen should be remembered for the great efforts of the Allied forces in preventing German expansion, however many should be informed on the opposing side in which the Allied forces created a great deal of the tragedy due to negligence, rage, and severe
The Holocaust There were many ways the Holocaust could have been prevented. Since Hitler was the man who led this genocide, the main thing that would have had to be done to stop the Holocaust from happening would be stopping him. Hitler made many laws against the Jews. These laws eventually lead up to the persecution of the Jews. There were many missed opportunities in which the Germans, along with other countries, could have prevented Hitler from acting on the laws for persecution of the Jews which led to the Holocaust.