Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Why did people believe World War I would be over by Christmas ?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Christian Belief.  Nobody expected a War to go into the Winter Season.

    It started in the Heat of August, so 90 days was the most expected to stay at war before everybody needed to go home.  Planting crops, etc.

  • 1 month ago

    In the 1800s there were lots of Imperialist wars by European countries which had been won swiftly. Their opponents were weak and overpowered, and the technology was limited; without machine guns or poison gas (for example). The combination of ready access to those things, and trench warfare, which, with overconfidence to the point of naivete, they had not expected, meant their war lasted far longer than expected.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


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