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There were many equally important reasons why the stalemate on the western front was finally broken: New technology like the tankThe American entry into the war

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Part C There were many equally important reasons why the stalemate on the western front was finally broken: New technology like the tank The American entry into the war The blockading of German ports The German offensive in March 1918 Explain how far you agree with this statement The new technology and tactics helped to break stalemate. The machine gun and artillery had been used since the outbreak of the war making attacking almost impossible. Then they made the wonder-weapon other wise known as the tank. It was first used during the Somme by the British but they had very little tanks and most of them broke down before they arrived at the front. Those that did make it usually found them selves stuck in no man's land in the mud. ...read more.

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Soon after the Americans joined the Russian Revolution happened and Russia pulled out of the war. The Americans joining equalled fresh troops and resources. This was thought to put the stale mate in the allies favour. However it would take the Americans about a year too mobilise as they have a long way to go and as they like the British only really have a Navy as they live on an island. As the Russians pulled out of the war this meant he German's could take all of there army from the West side and put it on the East side making the force larger. Britain's war plan of blocking the German ports had paid off. Germany was starving. The British were stopping vital resources such as food, weapons and medication getting to Germany. ...read more.

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With the Germans no longer hiding in there trenches the tanks and other new weapons forced the German's in October in to a retreat. At last the war was almost over and the allies had saved there land from German rule. The event are all inter-connected as if it was not for the British blockading the German ports. Germany would feel no need to rush and the German offensive would maybe not have happened and we may have been under German rule today. If it was not for the new technology we maybe would not have stopped the German offensive and they might have broken through to Paris which would have resulted the Germans winning the war and the American entry useless. If it was not for the Americans joining the allies the morale of the allies would have been very low. Also with Russia leaving the war the Germans would have had more numbers. By James Taylor 10WM ...read more.

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