Masaki Shibutani
Oct 17 · Last update 9 days ago.
What impact did the end of World War 1 have on the world? (Positive and Negative influence)
In 2018, 100 years have passed since World War I was concluded. Because it was a disastrous war, sacrifices came at a price in Europe. Despite experiencing World War I, the world began war again. World War 2 has started after several decades. What has the world learned from the end of the World War I? Maybe, I think that this question has a positive influence on the present situation where war is still occurring now.
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The refining of espionage and the birth of technological intelligence
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A new era of diplomacy
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World War 1 marked the beginning of the changing face of colonialism
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The refining of espionage and the birth of technological intelligence

Prior to the First World War all major powers had complex espionage mechanisms in place, with networks of spies throughout Europe and organisations in place for dealing with the large amount of intelligence gathered from behind enemy lines. Spying stepped into the modern age during this period as military intelligence took on an increasingly significant role in the war effort, this is particularly clear from the newly available forms of intelligence gathering. Aerial photography reconnaissance and especially the interception and decryption of radio signals changed the course of the war as the United States declared its role in the war following the British codebreaking efforts.

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A new era of diplomacy

In 1918 US president Woodrow Wilson gave a speech outlining principles for peace negotiations to end war in Europe, Wilson’s 'Fourteen Points' statement was then translated and disseminated across Europe. These principles became popular, but to work required international enforcement, and a forum for discussing international disputes, the League of Nations, was set up at the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First War War in 1920. Although the League of Nations failed to prevent the onslaught of the Second World War, it did lay the foundation for a new diplomatic philosophy that would be carried on by the United Nations, after this war.

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World War 1 marked the beginning of the changing face of colonialism

The end of the First World War marked the beginning of a transition, from direct colonialism, to indirect control of a region, through to decolonisation following the Second World War. A change in rhetoric can be noted in this time from colonisers thinking of colonisation as civilising barbaric peoples, to referring to colonialism as indirect rule, a protectorate or helping the country achieve stability. This arguably did not address the problems of colonialism, but largely complimented them by expanding Japan’s pre-Second World War empire. This issue arguably remains today, with some territories remaining occupied since this time, and argument of occupation in the name of stability is still used to excuse land acquisition, e.g. Russia in Crimea.

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