War is both a time of triumph and devastation. It is a time that can bring either tears of joy or tears of sorrow to a mother's eyes. War separates the men from the boys and that is why so many teenagers sought to fight for their country.They all fought to defend the honor of their country and to try to show that they can survive the rugged and harsh conditions. Reality did not quite hit these boys, until they found themselves fending for their own lives. Like many of these naive teenagers, their parents are also unaware of what is happening on the battlefield because the news is usually somewhat sugarcoated. Many British poets helped expose the grim realities of war and did not always receive positive feedback. The experiences and writings of British poets such as Rosenberg, Owen, and Sassoon, brought forth both negative and positive criticism and ultimately helped shape early 20th century views on war.
Throughout the early 20th century, hostilities between countries such as Austria and Serbia started to grow. It was not until the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir Austro-Hungarian throne, did the war begin. Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28, 1914 in Sarajeva by a Serbian (Duffy 1). The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is what triggered the war. It was used to justify the war, when in reality, the war seemed almost inevitable.
As the war progressed, alliances started to form. The Allies Powers included Romania,
Russia, Serbia, United States of America, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, and Portugal (Moore 1). The Allies Powers went against the Central Powers which included Austria, Hungary-Bulgaria, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire (Central 1). Predicting the outcome of the war is quite simple after looking at which countries fought on which side and comparing the amount of countries on each side. Also after a series of fatal moves made by the Central …

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