Consequences of World War I
- Cessation of nearly every sort of productive activity that
contributed to military operations.
- Destruction of industry and rising inflation.
- Fall in production of food throughput world due to calling up of
peasantry to fronts.
- There was a permanent change in realm of finance with transferring
of wealth from Europe to America.
- Education and scientific work was restricted or diverted to fulfil
the military needs of the nations.
- Wide spread resentments and disillusionment with the compromises in
treaties and continued violence in certain part of the world and mutual
distrust between the victor nations.
- Emergence of different kinds of movements such as an increasingly
strong pacifist movement, violent nihilist movement.
- Tremendous loss of human lives in the nations. Total causalities
were 27 million out of which 8 million actually died in war.
- Birth of number of independent European states and reorganization of
boundaries of many old states.
- Adoption of new set of ideologies by nations such as Marxism,
Fascism and socialism.