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This is set in a trench during an air raid. The rising action was when the Ally soldiers stormed the German trench. The climax is the paragraph when it says "We have become wild beasts. We do not fight, we defend ourselves against annihilation."
 This excerpt was confusing to read and extremely gory, but I feel that's what the war was really like. The writing style fit the theme. It makes me sad that that's what it was like. The pointlessness of the war was overwhelming and so many men had experiences just like this. It was worth reading. 

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 This is set inside a fox hole during an attack. The rising action is when Erich puts the dead Frenchman in a more comfortable position. The climax is when he realizes that the Frenchman is not so different from himself, that they're both men fighting for their countries. 
 I found this excerpt strange the first time I read it, but the second time, I understood better. It was sad that Erich hadn't even considered the Ally forces to be human. It was worth reading. 

Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points

    1.      Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at

    2.      Freedom of the seas

    3.      The removal so far as possible of all economic barriers

    4.      The reduction of national armaments to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety

    5.      Impartial adjustment of all colonial claims

    6.      The evacuation of all Russian territory

    7.      The evacuation and restoration of Belgium

    8.      The liberation of France and return to her of Alsace and Lorraine

    9.      Readjustment of the frontiers of Italy to conform to clearly recognizable lines of nationality

    10.  The peoples of Austria-Hungary should be accorded the freest opportunity of autonomous development

    11.  Evacuation of occupation forces from Romania, Serbia and Montenegro; Serbia should be accorded free and secure access to the sea

    12.  Autonomous development for the non-Turkish peoples of the Ottoman empire; free passage of the Dardanelles to the ships and commerce of all nations

    13.  An independent Poland to be established, with free and secure access to the sea

    14.  A general association of nations to be formed to guarantee to its members political independence and territorial integrity (the genesis of the League of Nations)

 The accepted points included The autonomy of Austria-Hungary, a free Turkish state with access to the Dardanelles, independent Poland, and the formation of the League of nations. All the other points were rejected. 
 Wilson wanted "Peace without victory" through his points, at the Paris Peace Conference. He was very firm that his plan would work, and wasn't willing to negotiate much with the other leaders. 
 The 14 points were used be European leaders who hoped to get revenge on Germany. The US didn't want to be a part of that, so the league of Nations lost a huge ally. If the  League of Nations hadn't been built in such a weak and twisted way, World War two could have been much better handled. 

  (((Please help! Any suggestions for what to add to March 5th?)))

July 3, 1913 

  I went to London today to buy some things for the farm. Standing about a news stand, there was a crowd of maybe a dozen people. “Hey, what’s all this?” I asked. “Serbia’s assassinated Archduke Ferdinand, so Austria-Hungary might go to war with ‘em!” An old, toothless man shouted. I snatched up a paper to see if the man was telling truth. The old man hadn't lied. It was right there on the page. 
    As I stared at the page, I could only fear the actions to come. I forgot about the farm equipment and ran back home as fast as I could. "Mary, another war is commin'!" I yelled as soon as the front of the house was in view. Mary looked up from her little garden. "What do you mean a war?" "A war, a big one, just like I was telling you!" I said as I caught my breath. "Pff, you never talk about war." Mary said. "Well yes that's true, but-" "Dear, I'm sure it's nothing to worry about, John. Just go inside and get yourself some some tea." She said, half-pushing me inside.  Maybe it was just my imagination. 'A war.' I scoffed to myself. 'War doesn't start over a little assassination.'

 August 2, 1913 
  I went to town again today, this time to enroll my two sons in the local Catholic school. John and Dave, the twins, were thrilled. Lili, my daughter of just three years, was very sad to see them go. I bought a paper from the boy on the street to read as I walked. I glanced at the paper and stopped dead in my tracks. Austria-Hungary had declared war on Serbia, with Germany and Russia on either side. This was most definitely a war. "This is so crazy..." I thought as the paper trembled in my hands. I looked around at the Londoners going about their day, and wonder how they could be so calm with such a large war starting. Who knew how this could affect trade with those countries? I pinched my nose between my eyes to calm the headache that had sprung up. Surely the madness wouldn't grow any further. A war could only be so big. The thought comforted me and I discarded the paper in a rubbish bin. No war would worry me any more today. 

July 1, 1916 
  So much has changed since the early days of the war. I was drafted shortly after my August the second entry, though I don't remember exactly when. I made a few friends in combat, but every one of them died by me. I learned to keep a shielded heart and mind, to be able to keep standing, keep functioning. I shall never be able to wash my mind of what I've seen. The pain inflicted by both sides onto the other. I've lost hope of seeing my family again as we struggle to stay alive at the Somme River. We've been here close to three months now, with no sign of victory. The grenades and machine guns boom all around us. I try to keep my wits, but begin to fail. Luckily, an officer yells at me to go back into the bomb shelter. 

March 5, 1918
  We received horrible news today. Russia has backed out of the war. The Allies have been weakened drastically, making the Huns even stronger. I don't see how we could win this with anything short of a miracle. I cursed to myself as I paced in circles in the patch of dirt. 


November 12, 1918
 The Americans finally showed! The Germs surrendered and the war is done! Oh, much awaited day!  War has torn apart Europe, but a new day dawns. The Allies stand united and sing a dirge for the fallen warriors of each side of the trenches.  Millions of men have lost their lives to this war. And for what? Five years and millions of lives- wasted. I will never forgive those German leaders. German soldiers, I can forgive. They were men, fighting for their country. Just as I was. I am proud of my country. They were proud of their country too. We are all human. Now that the fighting is done, we can all go home, and wait for the next war. 
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bam5044.JPG (560×354)Britain 
i010.JPG (262×397)Germany 
hun3.jpg (480×304) Germany 
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slaughterunited Mar 21, 2014  Student Artist
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Thanks so so so much for the watch! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
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You've been hugged! *hug*
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Spread the DA love around (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage)
RULES:
1- you can hug the person who hugged you
2- you - MUST - hug 10 other people, at least
3- you should hug them in a public place! Paste it on their page!
4- random hugs are perfectly okay! (And sweet)
5- you should most definitely
get started hugging right away!
Send this to all your DA friends, and me if I am 1. 
If you get 7 back you are loved!
1-3 you're a good friend
4-6 you're a great friend
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Dude, I really wanna rp. What happened to us? We all just... died... ._.
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Sorry I wasn't on this weekend; I had to go to the rayon ( village? Town? Idk translation) for the whole weekend. ene
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I felt so lonely without ya. ;3;
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