World War 1 and 2

It makes sense to offer a comparative analysis of World War 1 and 2. What are the relevant facts, data and information that one can analyse and compare? How can you bring about a comparison that is not only systematic, but helps people to understand why World War 2 came to be after the first, terrible World War 1 in 1914?



It makes sense to start with a general overview then move onto specifics. That is to say, beginning with a general overview of World War 1 and 2, moving on to give specific examples to demonstrate important facts and explaining events. A final summary with a conclusion will then complete the comparison of the two wars.



What data and facts, then, about World War 1 and 2 are now important?

Here is a first listing, which should be considered by all. In any case, the ordering will vary depending on the focus of the reader.

World War 1 and 2 - Summary -

General facts about World War 1 and 2:

Participants, number of population, country size, power structures and dominant ideologies.


Data and facts about World War 1 and 2:

Causes, triggers, goals, strategies.


Specific data and facts about World War 1 and 2:

Number of soldiers, equipment, wounded, prisoners of war, World War 2 casualties, terms of surrender.


Similarities between World War 1 and 2:

Opponents, reasons, government structure and political climate (Germany after WW2)

World War 1 and 2 - Overview -

Summary and Conclusion of World War 1 and 2:

Consequences for Germany, Europe and the world, conclusions


An initial keyword list of possible relevant information about World War 1 and 2:


* both World War 1 and 2 took place in the 20th century

* all the great powers of the 20th century were involved in both World War 1 and 2

* both world wars were driven by nationalism and a desire for supremacy and territory

* there was no strategic air war in World War 1 (WW2 aircraft)

* World War 2 had a more pronounced partisan nature to it (WW2 Soldiers)

* prisoners were treated differently in World War 1 and 2


World War 1 and 2


* World War 2 had more war crimes driven by ideology

* Germany surrendered after the collapse of the war front in World War 1

* Germany surrendered after occupation in World War 2

* after World War 1, the European-dominated state system was superseded by a global system of states

* after World War 2 ‘blocs’ were the norm








WW2 Facts (with book recommendation):



WW2 Start

WW2 End

WW2 History

WW2 Summary

WW2 Timeline


WW2 Countries:


Germany WW2 

Russia WW2

WW2 America

England WW2

WW2 Japan



WW2 Facts-Dates:


When did WW2 Start

WW2 Weapons

WW2 Tanks

WW2 1945

U-Boats WW2

WW2 Aircraft


Spezial Topics:


Germany after WW2

WW2 Movies

WW2 Soldiers

World War 2 Casualties

World War 1 and 2