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Why were casualties of civilian populations high during World War 1?
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Why did the civilian population experience widespread disillusionment with their governments after the world war 1?
They couldn't trust them because they thought another world war was going to break out
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There was a catastrophic outbreak of influenza during WW I which was the largest single cause of civilian death. In addition, the war was tremendously destructive, and it disr…upted the usual process of farming and food production and distribution, so that there were food shortages, which also served to undermine the health of the general public and make them more susceptible to disease. Civilian deaths during WW I were quite different in nature than the civilian deaths in WW II, when civilians were deliberately killed by psychotic and genocidal regimes. In WW I, they were mostly accidental.
The number of Deaths only in WW2 is 60-75 million. The number of wounded 10-20 times that
There were air raids by German Zeppelin craft on London, the Midlands and the east coast of England. Im not sure about the exact total figure but over 500 Londoners died in th…ese air raids including either 18 or 46 schoolchildren in Poplar and 162 people who were killed when Liverpool Street Station suffered a direct hit. There were also war-related disasters such as the munitions explosion in Silvertown in which 72 factory workers were killed. So, whilst not on the scale of the WW2 Blitz, London was badly impacted by WW1. ---------------------------------------- About 110,000 British civilians died during World War I including deaths by direct attack or death by disease, famine, etc.
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.
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.
America arrived late in WW1, and as a result had little effect on the outcome of the war. American casualties of WW1 equals to about 39,000 whereas Australia had over 61,000 c…asualties.
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.
Answer War had become industrialised, with such weapons as machine guns, artillery, and poison gas.
High casualties in WW1 On the Western Front the two sides were fairly evenly matched. The war became a 'war of attrition'. It was very much a conflict of numbers …and of the industrial resources of the two sides. Obviously, this tended to favour the Entente as the war dragged on. Worst of all, perhaps, the machine-gun turned almost every battle into a massacre. The generals on both sides were incompetent and of the lowest calibre that one can imagine. It wasn't till 1918 that the tank was used intelligently.
As far as military the USSR with around 6 million. Civilian China, with 7 million.
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!
The germans used the new Maxim machine gun,which was the first machine gun used in land warfare up to that time,the German army also choose to start using chemical warfare in …the form of clorine gas in artillery shells during World War I.
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.