One of the worst experiences any society can go through is war. War has been a part of human history and one General when asked to describe war, responded “War is hell”. The first world war (WWI), also known as the World War One or the Great War, was a global war. It commenced in Europe, beginning in the summer of the year 1914, on July 28th and lasting until the 11th of November, 1918. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of a hundred and thirty five countries taking part in this war. Most historians believe World War One was the worst war ever fought. A majority of people in this world would believe so. However, like in most situations, there are some who disagree. This war was all about imperialism and a tangled web of alliances/promises that pulled many countries. It consisted of deadly weapons, brutal enemies, terrible battles and most of all, it consisted of a large number of deaths. The new soldiers on the battlefield were traumatized by the loud bangs of guns and screams of soldiers. It was a nightmare to be in the trenches, a nightmare everyone had hoped to never live. Many soldiers didn't expect the reality of cold, brutal war as the propaganda posters had misled them. The war was ended by the signing of many different treaties, the most important being the Treaty of Versailles. As the war changed society, it also made it suffer. The ground on which the battles took place had been torture enough for the men on the line. The battlefield conditions had taken the lives of many soldiers, it was the main cause of death. The soldiers were trapped in trenches, considering that if they got out they'd be shot and killed instantly. The trenches are unsanitary and filthy. The bathroom was called a Latrine. It was a box, in which they did their business. The box, when full, was dumped out of the trenches, however, the rain water brought the contents back. While trying to get accustomed to these new changes, soldiers had to avoid trouble at every corner. They had to watch out for barbed wire and landmines on no man's land. In addition, if the wind was blowing towards them, chlorine gas, also known as mustard gas, would kill soldiers, weakening their army. (Onstudynotes). While short term effects of the war were painful, there were many long term effects that soldiers had to deal with after the war, such as trench foot. Trench Foot was a serious condition for soldiers. It was caused by soldier's feet being submerged in cold, unsanitary water for a long period of time. As men were forbidden from stepping out of the trenches or removing their shoes and socks, about twenty thousand british soldiers suffered from this disease. In rare cases, soldier’s feet had to be amputated, since they started to affect the rest of their body’s, creating more issues than before. Usually, the feet would turn numb and the colour would be either blue or red. (Spartacus-educational). Trenches were filled with insects & diseases. An average soldier had about 20 lice crawling over his body. All the unburied bodies of soldiers were a gruesome sight and they attracted flies and other insects. [Horrible History (book)]. The battlefield conditions weren't the
Unit #2: Major Concepts Essay
No Child Left Behind: Representative Democracy, Bureaucracy, and Accountability
Representative Democracy has its roots as a concept or principle in the very fabric of the founding of the United States of America. Early settlers were looking for a place to live while being free to choose their leaders. They were eager to say bon voyage to the old way of rule by monarchy or dynastic family rule. The new wave or system of…
CH13 Pg. 410 tool kit
$50sell price - $25profit = $25; Fixed Costs$50,000,000/$25 = $2,000,000 Break-even amount. If the amounts changed $50sell price - $20profit = $30; Fixed Costs$60,000,000/$25 = $2,000,000; the break-even amount remains the same for both circumstances.
Pg. 411 Case Study
Q1. Front Rows; since they want to give the perception that Yankee stadium is the place to be. And having empty seats for an established team could be a damaging outlook. The first level of the non-premium…
The book Major in Success, by Patrick Combs, is an interesting guide to analyzing and reflecting on one’s own state of mind and true feelings within life. Combs clearly states his purpose and point of view in regards to why he chose to write the book in the first place in second paragraph of the first chapter. The term extraordinary drive, described as the “magic ingredient that will make your dreams come true,” sets the tone of the book that really engages the reader in a rollercoaster ride of critical…
Nursing Is a Useful Major
Upon entering college there are many majors to chose from, however, from the time I was in middle school I have always known what I want to do. I wanted to be a nurse because nursing has always been a passion for me, as I have desired to work alongside doctors and help people through sickness and health for a long time now. Now that I am in college and I am getting even closer to fulfilling my dream, I am realizing how important nursing is. My major is useful because it…
Freshman English 1
14 February 2013
Imagine you are in an 1840’s time period, with the power of women greatly suppressed and with romantics at an all time high. Picture being in the heart of the Victorian era with marvelous architecture paired with rich culture. That is the setting that Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre, takes place. The character development of the novel’s main character, Jane Eyre, takes place in three major settings, Gateshead, Lowood, and Thornfield…
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (G.A.S.B)
The Plain-Language Articles
ACC 380 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations
Professor Jennifer Bolden
August 20, 2012
While reviewing the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (G.A.S.B.) website on the Plain-Language Articles in the “Education section I found the article on the GASB Reconciles Disclosure Requirements for Governmental Pension and…
SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING
Auditing and Assurance Services
Team assignment details
The assignment is to be based on JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX code JBH) and is to be
handed to your lecturer at the commencement of seminar 10.
The assignment must be prepared in accordance with the requirements as specified
below and as indicated in the Course Outline.
This assignment is to be completed in teams of five students. All students in a team
must be from the same seminar.
The aim of the group assignment is…
Major Depressive Disorder or MDD is a very common clinical condition that affects millions of people every year. According to the Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, " depression is under diagnosed & untreated by most medical doctors, despite the fact that it can almost always be treated successfully.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV); A person who suffers from this disorder must have a depressed mood, or have lost interest in…
The Major Themes in Hamlet
Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare and is believed to be one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. The play takes place in Denmark where Prince Hamlet seeks revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering his father King Hamlet Claudius's brother. The ghost of Hamlet's father appears to him and tells him that Claudius has poisoned him. He kills the eavesdropping Polonius in the court chamberlain. Polonius's son Laertes returns…
The Major Religions Judaism, Christianity and Islamic
August 28, 2010
The major religions in the world are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam are monotheistic religions, namely they believe that there is only one
God. All three religions believe that this God is the origin and source of all that exists. God
cares about the entire creation and desires the well-being of all. God is just and has provided