Ww1 Consequences

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WORLD WAR I AND ITS CONSEQUENCES Revolutionary changes were brought about by World War I in all forms of social life, as well as in all modes of thinking. The war produced consequences of worldwide significance. World War I caused a terrible loss of human life and property. It involved practically all the countries of Europe and the U.S.A., as well as most of the African and Asian states. Nine million men were killed, and twenty-nine million men were wounded or missing. Thirteen million died on account of civilian massacres, disease and famine, which overtook the world, as a consequence of the Great War. The financial cost of the Great War was estimated to have been about 400 billion do llars. The end of the war caused serious problems such as large-scale unemploymentand also a disruption of normal industrial and economic life. This created a favorable atmosphere for the growth of leftist and other parties, such as Socialist, Communist, Fascist and Nazi parties which gained power in…show more content…
WWI had strengthened and expanded the power of the government because the production of war supplies was too complicated and important a job for private industry to handle on its own, so business and government collaborated in the effort. This led to a growing link between public and private sectors. Additionally, congress endowed President Wilson with direct control over much of the economy. This included the authority to adjust prices and certain war-related industries. It had also strengthened the U.S. military. Before the U.S. went into the war, the military only consisted of about 200,000 soldiers. Through the Selective Service Act, men were required to go to war if selected for military service. The U.S. army built up a force of over five million troops to help the Allies achieve victory. As a result of WWI, "the U.S military evolved into the powerful fighting force that it remains
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