The two big perspectives: Germany's weaknesses and France and…
The two big perspectives: Germany's weaknesses and France and England's strengths 2- The allies
Im komp vereint
As one, we are united.
Problems with Austria
Bankruptcy and famine- 75 billion in dept
Hunger-100 million people
, secret piece negotiation with France
Soldiers aren't getting supplies
Starting to lose the war
Why was Austria a major problem for Germany?
The Austrians sometimes stole from the German's to feed their own people.
, one of the grain barges that was heading to Germany were confiscated by the Austrians, to feed their own people.
There was less food to go around for the German's, who were already short of food themselves.
The Austrian army was collapsing due to starvation in the later parts of the war.
Many soldiers were running away in
Germany had to replace the Austrian soldiers that ran away.
The Austrian army was heavily defeated by the Russians in
Battle of Lemberg.
The Austrians were driven back.
Germany had to send more soldiers to fight against the Russians who would've been more useful fighting against the British and French.
The Austrians were always relying on the Germans for military and financial support.
It was described by some Germans as like being "shackled (tied) to a corpse (dead body)" because the Austrians were getting in the way of Germany winning the war.
Problems with Turkey
No clean water
Losing land to the British-Jerusalem
Situation on the home front was terrible.
Most men were wounded or dead
The had had years of war
Germany had to send 25,000 soldiers to Turkey to make sure Turkey didn't Surrender to the British and French
German had to give many weapons to Turkey as her weapons were very old.
She was frequently defeated in
by the British
Germany gave lots of help and money as they couldn't afford Turkey to go bankrupt.
Many Arab tribes didn't like Turkey. They were easily persuaded to fight Germany by the British.
This was why Germany was so weak
Weapons that could've been used to fight the British and French on the Western Front, were used to support Turkey and Austria instead.
The Arabs may have helped Germany however the Arabs hated Turkey, which was working with Germany
Germany relied on Austria and Turkey to 'hold the line' in Eastern Europe however had to send more soldiers as they failed. This drained Germany's manpower
Her allies weren't the reason why Germany lost the war.
Germany were still able to put most of their men on the Western front as they didn't send many soldiers to Turkey and Austria however they went many advisers
The fact that Germany had to send many weapons to her allies wasn't a problem. The bigger problem was a lack of manpower.
Being allies with Turkey and Austria, Germany forced the British and French to spread out their forces. The French and British had to send soldiers to fight in the middle East, when those men were needed on the Western front.