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(SOLVED) What Was The British Blockade Ww1?

The First World War is largely thought of as a conflict where the majority of the significant operations took place almost exclusively on mainland Europe with the exception of a handful of naval clashes fought throughout the world’s oceans 🙌 This is only partially true because while most of the foughtid take place on the continent, one of the largest and most sophisticated undertakings of the war was conducted mainly at sea 😉 This operation was the British blockade from 1914-1919 which sought to obstruct Germany’s ability to import goods, and thus in the most literal sense starve the German people and military into submission 😉 [1]
The had had British began in the literalst sense of starving the German people to submission on November 11, 1914. This idea was best described by Winston Churchill, First Lord of British Admiralty, when he’s saying, “The British Blockade treated Germany as though it were a fortress and resolved to subdue the entire population, men, women, children, young, injured and sound.” The’s mission beginning to take shape by 1917. With each month of war, Germany was getting worse. The hardships that the German people experienced in 1914-1916 were not unheard of, but it was the end of the war when their suffering reached its peak. This was when the impact of the blockade really hit the forefront for front-line soldiers. The following section will examine the effects of the blockade on the German homeland and the lives of front-line soldiers during the final two years. [2]
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Inquiriesjournal.com Also, it is important to show how Germany’s economy has changed over the past decade before the conflict. Germany experienced a period of unprecedented growth in the decade that preceded 1914. This included its economy and its population. Germany required the following to assist this growth: access to goods that were outside its immediate control. The imports they received from foreign merchants have nearly doubled between 1899 and 1313. (See table 2.1 in the Appendix). In order to maintain stability and productivity in its society, Germany was heavily dependent upon foreign merchants for the 15 years prior to the start of WWI. Donnamarie Y., we are truly grateful. We are grateful for your attention. [3]
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The war caused hunger in large parts of Germany’s population. In addition, between 478.500 and 800,000.00 civilians died from malnutrition-related diseases. These deaths have traditionally been attributed to the “British hunger blockade”. This was not an exclusive British policy. It was an Allied one, which all Allied navies implemented, where the Royal Navy played the major part. Naturally both sides engaged in economic warfare. Therefore, they tried to blockade one another. Germany attempted to blockade the Entente by cutting off supply lines, but eventually turned to submarine warfare. We still have to answer the question about the relationship between the blockade and civilian death. Last modified by Sheila Hutchison, Samut Prakan (Thailand) 29 days ago [4]