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
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,
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
* 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
* 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system was superseded by a global system of states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