WORLD WAR I- Photo Essay
BEGINNING OF WWI
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Hungary by Gavrilo Princip who is the nationalist Serbian was the fuse to begin the World War I. However, if you see this event carefully, the root of WWI was nationalism and alliances. Archduke visited Serbia to involve it into an alliance of German and Austria-Hungary, and Gavrilo's assassination indicated his strong nationalism and refusal to be an ally with German and Austria-Hungary.
WEAPONRY/ TECHNOLOGY OF WWI
During WWI, people invented new and powerful technology or warfare such as air force and chemical warfare which were first used in this war. First, about the air force, soldiers exploited airplane or air balloon to drop the bombs or shoot the rockets into enemies' yard, and it was really effective to destroy lots of enemies by simply controlling in a plane. Second, about the chemical warfare, each nation released toxic gases to enemies' tents and chemical warfare is regarded as the most influential and catastrophic technology until now.
SOLDIER- LIFE IN BATTLEFIELD
Regardless which nation they were in, all soldiers' lives were miserable. Continuously soldiers died or injured every day, and they always had the risks of dying unexpectedly. Also, though they were wounded, there was no way to cure. Nevertheless, they pretened that they came back to the ordinary life by enjoying card games or other activities such as soccer. Soldiers had a hope which one day the war is end and they go back to the home.
CIVILIAN- LIFE IN A VILLAGE
Civillians' lives were not so different from soldiers' lives. They participated in the war somehow, but they wanted to escape from the reality. People, mostly women, aimed to form the stable society by reparing such as broken house, but they suffered from the damage of the war.
AFTER WORLD WAR I...
Over million people perished during the WWI and most of other living soldiers got severely hurt. Germany took all responsibility of war, and other nations faced serious economic and social problems. It seemed the WWI only brought problems to the world, but it impacted positively in some ways. First, the position of women was raised because when all men left their nation, mostly women cared their nation. Second, the technology advanced. According to the effort to develop more effective weaponry, technology rapidly improved.