Is when a country takes over new lands or countries and makes them subject to their rule. After Wilhelm II was crowned Kaiser in 1888, Wilhelm forced the former Chancellor (Prime Minister) Bismarck to resign. Wilhelm had disagreements with Bismarck over virtually everything. Bismarck longed for Germany to stay a land-based European power, Wilhelm desired Germany to follow Weltpolitik or world policy. This was meant to turn Germany into a world power with a large colonial empire. German economic and population growth made Germany more powerful, and by 1913 was second only to USA. Wilhelm also wanted the status of colonies plus the added economic expansion this would bring, but Germany only got small or poor colonies. The consequence of Wilhelm's action and policy upset every other major country involved with Germany, caused distrust and started the arms race. So no not really.
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Husband E. Kimmel was in command on Dec 7, 1941. Chester Nimitz took command over on Dec 31, 1941
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Some historic wars have had little effect on the civilan population of the countries involved because of location, duration or the numbers involved. For almost everyone in WW2 in any country involved, and for a fair number of neutrals, this was not the case. The Home Front was a concept particularly used in propaganda material to convince the British population to make changes, or accept them, in order to facilitate Britain's survival and victory in the war. Some Home Front issues included: Rationing, and need for increased food production. Recycling (salvage) drives and the elimination of wasteful practices. Changes to employment, with many women needed to both increase factory production and replace men going into the armed forces. Coping with blackout, air raid precautions and bomb damage and casualties. I agree with the previous answer in most respects except the author has confused 'concept' with 'cachphrase' it was a simply a term coined by the government to refer to people making a difference to the war in Britian, winning on the 'home' front.
1 Nationalism in Europe had emerged in the 1800s as various ethnic groups tried to gain more political unity
2 Imperialist states that already come close to war as they competed for control of Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world.
3 Militarism was very important to many European leaders before world war I
4 The system of alliances the period from 1861 to 1871, the unification of Germany and that of Italy had changed balance of power in Europe
5 Hitler wanting land
6 the main reason for world awr 2 was world war 1
1 mobilization or prepare its army for war, other nations would mobilize in self-defense
The Russians lost about 10 million soldiers on the eastern front, of which approx. 4 million died as pow's (almost all Russian pow's died in German captivity). In addition to that about 20 million Russian civilians died.
Germany lost in total 5.5 million dead soldiers and 1.8 million dead civilians. In addition to that about 8 million German soldiers were captured. On the eastern front approx. 3.5-4 million German soldiers died (around 75%). At the end of the war, the Russians held about 3 million German pow's, Americans held about 4 million (of which they transferred 1 million after the war to the Russians), and the british held about 1 million German pow's.
So the biggest losses of the Germans were indeed on the eastern front, but if you also take pow's into account, losses are almost matched.
This site contains a breakdown of all casualties during ww2 per battle:
The German military suffered around 2,800,000 killed. Of these around 2,000,000 died on the Eastern Front, 300,000 died on other fronts, and 500,000 died in captivity. The Soviet Union suffered 14,500,000 killed total. Of these 3,330,000 died in captivity.