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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

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Do you think that if the central (main) powers knew how many men would die and how long it would take, do you think that in WWI the countries would be more reluctant to go to battle? Why or why not? Explain.

1 comment:

Kari Grundmeier said...

No, they already knew how bad the war would be. At that point they were so commited to the war that they would go no matter what, almost. There was such a strong nationalism that they would fight just to win, not for any specific reason. And they were bound by their treaties, they couldn't back down.

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We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events.
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