HIS 335 WEEK 2 The Rise and Fall of the Western Front

HIS 335 WEEK 2 The Rise and Fall of the Western Front

HIS 335 WEEK 2 The Rise and Fall of the Western Front

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper that addressess the three main topics listed below:

1. Describe the development of stalemate on the Western Front by explaining the following information:

  • How the Western Front materialized
  • How and why trench warfare developed
  • The concept of total war
  • Descriptions of the battles of Verdun and Somme, including the following:
    • How each battle began
    • The geography of the battlefield
    • The nature of the fighting
    • The number of casualties
    • The advance or attempt to advance of the attacking force
    • The disposition of the forces at the end of the battle
    • The importance of each battle and how it relates to total war and the concept of a stalemate

2.  Describe the how the stalemate was broken. Include the following:

  • The entry of the United States
  • Germany’s 1918 western offensive
  • The Allies’ Argonne operation

3.  Describe the resolution of the war. Include the following:

  • Wilson’s 14 points
  • Political effects in countries on both sides

Be sure to include references to the course materials (textbook AND the primary sources from the MyHistoryLab.)

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HIS 335 WEEK 2 The Rise and Fall of the Western Front