Compare and contrast the results of WW1 and WW2

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Compare and contrast the results of WW1 and WW2.

World War One and World War Two brought an extreme destruction and devastation to the world, not that any previous war didn't cause damage, but they did in a totally different scale. These wars were the biggest in the history of men, causing huge casualties to all the countries involved. They became to be known as “Total Wars” as countries throughout the whole world participated. The technology of warfare had improved beyond the imagination of men, bringing weapons which could kill enormous masses of people within a short time.

Both world wars had devastating results, far more than expected, since each of them had more than 10 million casualties, much more than any previous war. The cost of the wars was immense; the whole of Europe had fell into large debts and there was inflation everywhere; to both winners, Britain and France, and looser, Germany. This was more severe after WW1, making you assume that probably the leaders of the countries did learn something from their past. The most significant inflation in WW1 was that of Germany, especially during the period of the depression. This country and her allies also lost both wars, however the post-war treatments were different. In WW1, Germany had received a very harsh treaty with some demands being out of ordinary (for example, the 6 billion pounds of reparation cost, something the country couldn't have paid because it was totally destroyed, socially and economically). Whilst after WW2, compared with the peace settlement of Versailles, the boundary changes were relatively slight with the exception of Poland, but the winning powers were aware not to punish Germany too harsh this time and tried to make a fair agreement.

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This is why the led to the formation of UN, just like on WW2 where the League of Nations was set up. Both were international organizations aimed at peacekeeping. However, after the second war, countries in Europe again started to look over their own borders, becoming a little more open minded as they started to question world wide problems. This started the war-preventive organization such as the NATO, trying to prepare for any possible upcoming wars, since they did understand that it wasn't impossible.

Both wars did lead to a new conflict, however WW2 was caused by WW1, ...

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