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Explain the part played by the land fronts other than the western front in the allies' victory in World War 1

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Explain the part played by the land fronts other than the western front in the allies' victory in World War 1. There were two main alliances in World War One. These were the Triple Alliance consisting of Italy, Austria Hungry and Germany and the Triple Entente, which consisted of Britain, France and Russia. This gave Germany a huge problem as three powerful enemies surrounded them. In order to try and avoid this Germany made some assumptions and put forward a plan, the Schlieffen plan. These assumptions were that Britain would stay neutral, Belgium would not attack, Russia would take 6 six weeks to get their army ready and France would be easily defeated. They were wrong in each of these cases. ...read more.

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This meant the other fronts were vital for the allies to win as they will then have more men for the western front. The eastern front generally weakened the Germany's attack on the western front. Making it easier for the allies to gain ground on the western front although it was still very difficult to do so. Russia began to put pressure on the eastern front in the battle of Tannenberg in August 1914 and two weeks after at the battle of Masurian lakes. In 1917 Russia pulled out of the war because of political problems in their own country to make this official the singed to treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The German troops from the eastern front were exhausted and so soon started to lose the offence. ...read more.

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The allies broke the Bulgarian defensive line in September 1918 and soon after agree a peace agreement between each other. Italy defeated Austria-Hungary in early November of that same year these two nations also agree a reconciliation. This finished the war on the Balkan front. This then left Germany alone and completely surrounded from all angles making it nearly impossible for them it win. They had all let the men from their allies provide for them to fight on their side. With out these two fronts playing a part in the war it would have meant we would not have had Germany surrounded making the victory unlikely. The fact that an even greater majority of the fighting will have been done on the western front and this would have given the enemies an advantage in number and made an attack a great deal easier for them to so. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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