Talk:World War I/Archive 7

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Why is there no mention of Iraq in this?

The first British regiment to be deployed was the Dorset Regiment in Al Basrah, 1914.

Check this: The History of Oil --andreasegde 18:21, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Venn diagram picture under causes section

A graphic depiction of the state of international relations in pre-WWI Europe.

I have concerns about the Venn Diagram picture to the left that is under the causes section in the article. Besides the fact that it is somewhat unclear it also doesn't really show the proper relationships. For example, Russia is only shown as having an "aid" relationship with Serbia when in fact it was their close relationship that more than any other single alliance between two nations was the cause of the European-wide war. While they may not have had a written alliance, just referring to it as "aid" really doesn't capture it at all. Also the fact that Bulgaria and Serbia share a single sphere seems kinda odd considering the fact that they had such an antagonistic relationship especially after the second Balkan war that had just ended when WWI started.

Increased military spending prior to War

I have a problem with the wording of this passage that appears under the arms race section under the "Causes" title in the article.

The total arms spending by the six Great Powers (Britain, Germany, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary and Italy) increased by 50% between 1908 and 1913.

In fact the military spending in almost all of the nations listed increased much much more than just 50%. In fact the only two governments where the spending was not greatly more than 50% was Austria-Hungary and Italy, the two who most likely had the smallest economies out of the six. This means that even the average would of been much higher. I propose that rather than just stating in a generalized manner that the military spending of all Europeans powers increased, we state the actual increase of all six empires on an individual basis. Besides being more accurate, it also would do a better job at explaining what Europe was going through prior to the war's outbreak.- Moshe Constantine Hassan Al-Silverburg | Talk 03:45, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

How to I insert a new subject heading: Home Front?

How to I insert a new subject heading: Home Front?

I think that I'd like to use this image from this book: Source: Our Country's Call To Service: Through Public and Private Schools -- Work-Save-Give by J. W. Studebaker. Copyrighted and published in 1918 by Scott, Foresman and Co., New York, New York. 128 pages.

Image: Uncle Sam - Our Country's Call To Service

and maybe add this one, too:

Image: WWI soldier in Celluloid Frame

Your comment?

If someone wanted to just insert the new section, that would be cool! I'm afraid I'll mess up something if I do it myself.

Home Front, WWI


Pat McClendon —The preceding unsigned comment was added by PatMcClendon (talkcontribs) 15:29, August 22, 2007 (UTC).

Don't be afraid. Anything you change in error can be undone. You already figured out how to add a section (you did it to this talk page, adding your question.) The same approach works in the article. Adding the images to the Wikimedia Commons is a bit more complex. You'll need an account there. See the writeup under Welcome. Of course you'll need to know the copyright status of what you're adding and tag it accordingly. When writing your content, be aware of WP:NPOV. Try to avoid a specific national viewpoint unless balanced by also having the other nations' too. In the case of a World War, that means a LOT of nations, so the article is prone to becoming very long, something we're actively trying to avoid.LeadSongDog 16:06, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Other Names

Before 1939, this war was also known simply as "The World War." My authority for this is the novel "Tarzan's Quest" by Edgar Rice Burroughs (yeah, I know . . .). At one point in the story, a lost progagonist looks at a companion's tiny little pistol and says "Hey, if the Germans had known you had that there wouldn't have been any World War!". —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:10, August 24, 2007 (UTC)

War Crimes

The Austria-Hungrian army execute Slavs in Bosnia regarded them as collaborators. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:44, August 28, 2007 (UTC)

Provide a reliable source for your allegations, and it can be included. Parsecboy 19:03, 28 August 2007 (UTC)