Tuesday, June 1, 2010
What i have learned this year
I think the most interesting thing that i learned this year was about World War I. I remember asking my parents a couple years ago how that war started and they had no idea. After looking into it myself, i learned that the only war not represented in the National Mall is World War I. I think that just because we entered the war late, does not mean that we should not pay tribute to the thousands of soldiers that lost their lives. It was a terrible war, not just for Europe but for the whole world. It was a one of the first wars of attrition and for that reason i think that it should be one of the most well known wars. Everyone seems to pay much more attention to World War II because of AMerica's role in it, but i think that people should learn more about WWI. It was intersting to learn how with just one assasination, all of Europe was involved with a 5 year war that led to the lost generation in many countries. Italy switched sides last minute from the central powers to the allies, something that i think shows their disloyalty to allies. Many terrible things happened in WWI, including a small pox epidemic in America.