In what ways were the First and Second World Wars different from the European wars before 1914?

In what ways were the First and Second World Wars different from the European wars before 1914? Why do historians consider these wars to be "total" wars and why did they become a turning point in the history of the modern world? Explain, using examples drawn from political, cultural, social, and economic... show more In what ways were the First and Second World Wars different from the European wars before 1914? Why do historians consider these wars to be "total" wars and why did they become a turning point in the history of the modern world? Explain, using examples drawn from political, cultural, social, and economic spheres.
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