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Why Did Germany Lose WW1

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Why Did Germany Lose the War? In March of the year 1918 Germany was sure to win the war. Germany who had already beaten Russia and taken thirty five percent of its land, together with eighty percent of Russia's industry. France and Britain were getting weak and wanted to fight no longer, and for the first time the German troupes was bigger then both the French and the British army together. However eight months later Germany lost due to their weak allies, too powerful enemies, the Triple Entente and the United States of America, and because there were enemies within Germany itself. Germany had two allies, Austria-Hungary with whom Germany had allied back in 1879, and Italy who joined the Dual Alliance between Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1892. Both Austria-Hungary and Italy were quite weak and amazingly useless, leaving Germany to do most things alone. ...read more.


The USA who had been neutral up to 1917, and who had been importing and exporting goods to and from Germany until then, declared war because of a telegram, now known as 'The Zimmermann Telegram'. The Foreign Secretary of Germany, Arthur Zimmermann, sent this telegram to Mexico on January 16th 1917, telling Mexico that if they would attack America, Germany would give them the states of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. The Zimmermann Telegram was intercepted by British spies who were spying on the United States of America. Also America was angered after Germany sank The Lusitania, a British ship with many American women, children and men onboard, on May 7th 1915. Germany then made a promise; not to target passenger ships again, leading to Germany removing its U-Boots from around Britain, who had until then cut off Britain from the rest of the world, starving it. ...read more.


They lost because Germany had incredibly weak allies with Austria-Hungary and Italy, because the enemies Germany was up against were simply too strong together with the American troupes and because the people inside of Germany and the German army wanted to fight no more. 1 Danube or Donau in German, is the second longest river in Germany, it passes through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and Romania. 2 The British Blockade started in 1914 and ended after Germany signed The Treaty of Versailles on the 28th of June 1919. Because of it one million Germans died of starvation, more than in the entire British Empire throughout the war. 3Vladimir Ilich Lenin was born on the 22nd of April 1870 and was a Russian communist politician who led the October Revolution in 1917. He lead the Soviet state from 1917 until his death in 1924. 4 A communist state is were all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to his or her abilities and needs. Rebecca Neumann 9B ...read more.

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