~The War to End All Wars~
100 years ago, #WorldWarOne came to end. It was the #FirstDayOfPeace but little did the world know...it was a #BadPeace. The #Victors were not humbled, demanded punishment and showed no mercy. The #Vanquished were broken, starving, and forced to face humiliation with no way out. The seeds were sowed for #BitterMenAndWomen to rise to power and for #GoodMenAndWomen to be blinded and deaf when the #HelplessCalledForRescue. ●The majority of countries and their citizens marched off to war to the sound of parade bands and with smiles on their faces.
●So many people volunteered, that only the well educated, talented and professional in a craft were accepted.
●Due this, it was the first time civilization was truely threatened b/c so many intellectuals and builders of society would meet death in the millions.
●On the other hand, the accounts of the war were recorded with accuracy via journals, poems, memoirs, and art. ● 20 years before, men fought with swords, rode on horses and used rifles that fired a bullet once every 20 seconds. ●WWI would be fought with machine guns, fast loading rifles, tanks, airplanes, large artillery, and for the first time, lethal gas.
●A new type of warfare was used, #TrenchWarfare, were battles would be fought in the same place for 4 years.
●Lush forests with wild life soon became barren deserts...akin to the lifeless moon.
●The trenches/holes would become home for the soldiers where they would eat, sleep, defecate and bury their dead.
●Soldiers reported that rats grew bigger than dogs and twice as mean.
●Men put on gas masks resembling aliens, fought in machines that hid the human figure, and killed in unspeakable ways that deteriorated the human spirit. ●32 Nations joined the war. ●17 million would die.
●20 million would be casualties
●For almost 20 years, there was peace but there was also the #GreatDepression.
●During this time a #Veteran of the #WWI would rise to power and stoke the fire of war.
● This man would steer the world into WWII, to avenge the humiliation of Germany, his name was #AdolfHitler.
●#Forgive your enemies, do not shame, and befriend them if possible. #LifeLesson