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Subject: world war 1
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Asked by: npatel3c-ga
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Posted: 18 Dec 2005 11:37 PST
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Question ID: 607134
was worldwar 1 necessary and inevitable?why?

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 18 Dec 2005 11:41 PST
That is a question entire books have been written about. I doubt that
it will be answered for $2.00.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: world war 1
From: mikomoro-ga on 18 Dec 2005 12:40 PST
Yes! It was necessary and inevitable because, although Germany had
invented the Internal Combustion Engine, it didn't have very much oil.
Of course, it had even less afterwards. Hence WWII.
Subject: Re: world war 1
From: myoarin-ga on 18 Dec 2005 13:16 PST
Scriptor is right as far as finding a yes or no answer and explanation.
Personally, I consider WW I one of the most unnecessary wars, but
maybe it was inevitable.  Does that then mean that it was necessary?
One could ask the question about any war and with hindsight find a
point prior to the war when a different diplomatic decision probably
could have averted the war, note:  "with hindsight", hence all the

I rather disagree with Mikomoro's interpretation of the causes of WW I and WW II.

Regards, Myoarin
Subject: Re: world war 1
From: mikomoro-ga on 18 Dec 2005 22:40 PST
Inevitability: how can any historical event have possibly been
'avoided'? With a Time Machine maybe? Or the earlier invention of a
Nuclear Weapon?

Necessity? Man is a warlike animal and the Law of the Jungle prevails.

Scientists cannot change Human Nature. Well, not yet.
Subject: Re: world war 1
From: pugwashjw65-ga on 19 Dec 2005 03:51 PST
The answer to all the wars and conflicts since 1914. From the Bible.
Revelation 12;7-9 "7 And war broke out in heaven: Mi´cha·el and his
angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled
8 but it did not prevail, neither was a place found for them any
longer in heaven. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original
serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire
inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were
hurled down with him".
Verse 12; . 12 On this account be glad, YOU heavens and YOU who reside
in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come
down to YOU, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of
Why 1914?
From a prophecy in the Book of Daniel. 9;24-27, with emphasis on verse
25. From the going forth of the word....
How, then, is the time calculated down to 1914? Counting 2,520 years
from early October of 607 B.C.E. brings us to early October of 1914
C.E., as shown on the chart.
?Seven times? = 7 X 360 = 2,520 years
A Biblical ?time,? or year = 12 X 30 days = 360. (Rev. 11:2, 3; 12:6, 14)
In the fulfillment of the ?seven times? each day equals one year.
(Ezek. 4:6; Num. 14:34)
Early October, 607 B.C.E., to December 31, 607 B.C.E.=    1/4 year
January 1, 606 B.C.E., to December 31, 1 B.C.E.      =   606 years
January 1, 1 C.E., to December 31, 1913              = 1,913 years
January 1, 1914, to early October, 1914              =    3/4 year
                                                Total: 2,520 years
The world has had no peace since 1914. 
Makes you think!.
Subject: Re: world war 1
From: mikomoro-ga on 19 Dec 2005 04:49 PST
There you have it, npatel3c-ga. pugwashjw65-ga has done your homework
for you. Next question?
Subject: Re: world war 1
From: frde-ga on 19 Dec 2005 07:31 PST
The German view of WWI that I was taught in Freiburg in the early 1970's
- was that Germany was annoyed because it was not getting a share of
the Imperial smorgasbord in Africa.

Personally I doubt that.

Germany was only really 'created' in about 1870, partly as a result of
forcing the French to eat elephants.

My take is that it was a new nation flexing its muscles
- not inevitable, but like many stupid things, eminently predictable

Perhaps WWI was a replay of 1870, designed to anneal the
Austro-Hungarian Empire, perhaps it was just a major cockup, edged on
by armaments manufacturers.

Historians will argue - but that is predictable.

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