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Why were casualties of civilian populations high during World War 1?
In WWII there were actually more civilian casualties than armed forces casualties. Many children lost their entire family. Millions of families lost their sons, brothers, fath…ers, cousins, uncles or other relatives. Mothers were hit hard when they lost many of their offspring and their husbands too. Some families did not have a body to bury because the bodies were destroyed or buried in some far off war ground. The cost of losing over 50 million people during WWII was staggering. I am not just referring to burial costs. I am referring to the loss of income earning citizens of the world and the loss of future babies who would never be born. There was also the loss of six million Jews in this world. It also affected governments to lose that much population around the world. The sadness from the casualties will not die off. They are remembered and honored around the world. Hopefully, we will never forget them or ever allow a megalomaniac like Hitler rise to rule or let another nation conduct brutal warring practices.
Around 7 millions civilians lost their lives in World War 1. Most of these deaths were due to disease and malnutrition.
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Total casualties is just a little ambiguous: combat casualties, non battle troop deaths, military wounded, civilian deaths or other variables. The figures cited here wil…l be for Military Deaths by all causes. Entente Powers: Russia - 1.8 million France - 1.4 million United Kingdom - .88 million Italy - .65 million Serbia - .27 million Romania - .25 million United States - .11 million India - 74 thousand Canada - 65 thousand Australia - 61 thousand Belgium - 43 thousand Greece - 26 thousand New Zealand - 18 thousand Other countries -20 thousand. Central Powers: Germany - 2.0 million Austria-Hungary - 1.1 million Ottoman Empire - .80 million Bulgaria - 87 thousand.
Answer War had become industrialised, with such weapons as machine guns, artillery, and poison gas.
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On the Western Front the two sides were very evenly matched. * The large scale use of the machine gun turned every battle into a massacre.
one and a half million civilian casualties
It was horrible not knowing the outcome of the war, however you wanted it to end and your side to be victorious. It was horrible not knowing the outcome of the war,… however you wanted it to end and your side to be victorious.
There shouldn't have been! German, British, French, and US military observers had been present on the battlefields in Asia, and witnessed first hand the destructive fire…power of RUSSIAN machineguns upon advancing Japanese Infantrymen during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. 10 years later, those very same nations repeated the process, and sent infantrymen straight into the muzzles of belt fed .30 caliber machineguns!
German civilians of WWI ate hops, stew, and dehydrated peaches. Germans are known for their iced cream as well. During intense battlefield situations, German vendors would sel…l iced cream trench-to-trench. They called themselves "The Sitzpinklers".
There were a few reasons why the casualty rate was so high in WW1. the figure sits around 118 out of every 1000 mobilised. that's an overall rate of what 11.8%. considering th…at this includes auxillery personnel that is alot. in fact in the battle of amiens, the casualty rate was over 50%. The reasons it hit this high was due to a large increase in effective technology to kill lots of people, such as machine guns, barb wire, gas and heavy artillery. As you can see these inventions all give advantage to the defender. hence as both sides wanted only to defend, it was inevitable that it would turn into a war of attrition, with heavy casualties. in fact the advent of the tank towards the end of the war was the turning point in giving sides an attacking advantage. an interesting factor was that the walkie talkie was not invented then, so communication with the commanding staff and frontline was impossible. therefore every single offensive had to be planned literally to the minute and half minute. it meant that if even the slightest thing went wrong, no one could really do anything, and there are many cases of artillery firing on their own men. the common preconception that the high casualty rate was caused by officers incompetence, and this is false. though there was a learning curve in the war, by 1917, the British staff had offensives down to an art form. another myth is that british officers were sitting miles behind the front line drinking champagne, however, british officers were pulled form the frontline because too many were being killed on the frontline, to the point the British army was running out of them!
Yes. It was the first war where civilians were targeted. The number of combatant countries that could attack each other's cities added to the civilian devasation.
The Soviet Union. They had a combined 23,400,000 deaths.
All the countries fought in WW1 had approximately the same number of casualties
What country suffered high civilian and military casualties because it was invaded and partially occupied during World War 1?
I'm assuming you mean Belgium. If you specify who the occuppier was, I could be sure.