World War 1, 2 and 3 Compared - By www.ThreeWorldWars.com
World War 1
World War 2
World War 3
June 28, 1914
September 1, 1939. 20 years, 9 months and 21 days after the end of WWI.
March 20, 2003, exactly 555 days after Sept 11, 2001 attacks on WTC. 57 years, 6 months and 18 days after the end of WWII, and 88 years, 8 months and 13 days since the start of WW1.
Commonly Believed Cause of WW1
Strong feelings of nationalism throughout Europe prior to The Great War created an atmosphere in Europe which made war a likelihood. The spark which ignited the flame and transformed these underlying problems into a frenzy of hostilities happened on June 28, 1914, when Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian student, Gavrilo Princip, while visiting Sarajevo, Bosnia. Many historians consider this to be the spark that started WW1.
Austro-Hungary presented an ultimatum of thirty demands to Serbia and 48 hours were allotted for their answering. Serbia agreed to all but one: Austrian investigation of the assassination plot.
As a result, Austro-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany declared war on Russia (who had allied with Serbia). Two days later, Germany declared war on France and swept its armies through Belgium, violating its neutrality. Because of this, Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland) declared war on Germany. Austro-Hungary declared war on England. And thus started WWI.
Commonly Believed Cause of WW2
Three years of mounting international tension - encompassing the Spanish Civil War, the Anschluss (union) of Germany and Austria, Hitler's occupation of the Sudetenland and the invasion of Czechoslovakia - provided the setting for a likely world war.
In March,1939, Hitler demanded that Poland allow Germany to annex the Nazi-dominated free city of Danzig, and that Germany be given control over a 25-mile wide strip of land between Germany and East Germany, created by the Versailles Treaty to give Poland access to the Baltic Sea. Attempts by the Allies to persuade Hitler to negotiate with the Poles were unsuccessful. After signing the Nazi-Soviet Pact, which safeguarded his eastern border, Hitler sent his air and land forces into Poland on September 1, 1939. Warsaw and other Polish cities were bombed.
Britain and France declared war on Germany (September 3) when Germany ignored their demands to cease its attack and withdraw.
Commonly Believed Cause of WW3
In his State of the Union address and other speeches, President Bush attempted to articulate the reasons for going to war with Iraq and ousting Saddam Hussein. Essentially the three main objectives: (1) to eliminate Saddam's weapons of mass destruction (WMD); (2) to diminish the threat of international terrorism; and (3) to promote democracy in Iraq and surrounding areas.
However, many believed the war was the administration's goal of preventing OPEC's use of the Euro as an oil transaction currency standard. In order to pre-empt OPEC, the US needed to gain geo-strategic control of Iraq along with its 2nd largest proven oil reserves.
Many claimed the war was illegal (didn't obtain UN sanction) and still others state the war was about gaining control of valuable Iraqi oil resources.
The Real Cause of WW1
Albert Pike, the First World
War was designed to enable the Czarist Government in Russia to be finally
and completely overthrown and replaced with a new atheist, Communist
A little closer to home:
In 1909, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was tasked to answer the following question posed by the US government: "If it is desirable to alter the lives of an entire nation, is there any means more efficient than war?" After a year of research, the answer came back: "There are no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective is altering the life of an entire nation."
And for what reason would anyone want to alter the lives of an entire nation?
Historian Walter Mills wrote the following about the purpose of the war and about Colonel House's basic intent: "The Colonel's sole justification for preparing such a batch of blood for his countrymen was his hope of establishing a new world order, [a world government] of peace and security...."
The Real Cause of WW2
The Second World War was foreseen to originate
between Great Britain and Germany. However, one of the planned results of
this war was to strengthen the new Communist Russian government, so that
it could weaken and destroy other governments and religions.
The Real Cause of WW3
The Third World War was foreseen to be between Zionism and Islam. This prediction is incredible in many ways, beginning with the understanding that this prediction of a third world war occurred in 1870, a time when Israel did not exist as a nation, and when no one believed it would ever exist again.
The vision predicted that out of the smoke and destruction of this World War, a new leader will stride triumphantly, to put an end to the War, and to finally give the embattled world "Peace and Safety".
Interestingly, to back up this prediction, a report was released in
December 1996 by The U.S. House of Representatives' Task Force On
Terrorism And Unconventional Warfare. It was entitled,
'Approaching the New Cycle of Arab-Israeli Fighting'. In brief, the
report tells us that such nations as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and
Egypt are planning and building for a final, devastating war of
annihilation against Israel. This includes acquiring nuclear, biological
and chemical weapons (NBC) in a mix with conventional weapons, e.g. tanks,
aircraft, and soldiers, all in massive, overwhelming numbers." [P. 43]
11:00 November 11, 1918
September 2, 1945
Only time will tell...
Duration of WW1
4 years, 3 months and 14 days
Duration of WW2
6 years and 1 day
Duration of WW3
Only time will tell...
Casualties in WW1
Casualties in WW2
Casualties in WW3
If the World Trade Center attack on September 11 2001 is considered the trigger required to start World War 3, a total of 3,000 should be added to the figures below.
The death count (of mainly Iraqi civilians) so far, updated daily.
Get the latest allied fatality count since the invasion of Baghdad
here (2,692 as
of September 21, 2006).
Financial Cost of WW1
$196.5 billion (adjusted for 1990 dollar values)
Financial Cost of WW2
$2,091.3 billion (adjusted for 1990 dollar values)
Financial Cost of WW3
Countries Involved in WW1
Countries Involved in WW2
Austria, Belgium, Borneo
Burma, Canada, Ceylon
Hong Kong, Hungary, India
Japan, Korea, Malaya
Malta, Marshall Islands
New Guinea, New Zealand
Somalia, South Africa
Soviet Union, Spain
Syria, Thailand, Tunisia
Countries Involved in WW3
So far, including suggested benefit:
Albania: hopes to join NATO.
Australia: reinforcing ties with US.
Bahrain: cementing security ties with US.
Bulgaria: pending NATO membership.
Croatia: hopes to join NATO.
Czech Republic: reinforcing ties with US.
Denmark: reinforcing ties with US and NATO.
Egypt: extra US aid.
Estonia: pending NATO membership.
Great Britain: No immediate benefit, but part of a long running doctrine that the interests of the UK are best served by maintaining a 'special relationship' with the US.
Hungary: strengthening ties with US.
Iraq: Invaded by US forces on March 20, 2003
Iran: Rumors of US invasion throughout 2006.
Israel: Supports the US in most diplomatic affairs
Italy: strengthening ties with US.
Jordan: military and economic aid.
Kuwait: strengthening security ties with US.
Latvia: pending NATO membership.
Lithuania: pending NATO membership.
Macedonia: hopes to join NATO.
Oman: regional security.
Poland: Will Poland's president be NATO's next Secretary-General?
Portugal: strengthening ties with US.
Qatar: strengthening ties with US.
Romania: strengthening ties with US.
Saudi Arabia: strengthening ties between Saudi security forces and the US.
Slovenia: pending NATO membership.
Slovakia: pending NATO membership.
Spain: strengthening ties with US.
Turkey: position has never been clear, and £9.4bn in aid now in doubt.
United Arab Emirates: regional security
United States: leading the fight against 'axis of evil'
Source: Guardian Unlimited
Countries critical of Iraq War:
Canada, France, Germany, Russia (were all banned from bidding for reconstruction programs in Iraq), Chile, New Zealand, Syria.
Taliban, Ba'athist Iraq, Ba'ath Loyalists, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, Waziristan tribesmen, Iraqi insurgency, Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf, Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat
Leaders Involved in WW1
Alexandre Millerand, Andrew Bonar Law, Antonio Salandra, Aristide Briand, Arthur Balfour, Arthur Henderson, Arthur Ponsonby, Benito Mussolini, Charles Trevelyan, David Lloyd George, Dragutin Dimitrijevic, E. D. Morel, Edouard Daladier, Edouard Herriot, Edouard Vaillant, Eduard Benes, Edward House, Eleftherios Venizelos, Frederick Smith, Gaston Doumergue, George Barnes, George Lansbury, Georges Clemenceau, Giacomo Matteotti, Giovanni Giolitti, Henry Cabot Lodge, Herbert Asquith, Herbert Samuel, James Keir Hardie, James Thomas, Jan Smuts, Jean Jaurés, John Burns, John Morley, Joseph Caillaux, Joseph Clynes, Jules Guesde, King Albert I, King Carol, King Ferdinand, King Peter, Leon Blum, Leon Trotsky, Louis Botha, Louis Malvy, Newton Baker, Nikola Pasic, Paul Painleve, Philip Snowden, Pierre Laval, Radomir Putnik, Ramsay MacDonald, Raymond Poincare, Rene Viviani, Richard Haldane, Robert Borden, Robert Lansing, Sir Edward Grey, Theodore Roosevelt, Tomas Masaryk, Tsar Nicholas II, Victor Emmanuel III, Vittorio Orlando, Vladimir Lenin, W. M. Hughes, Walter Lippmann, Weetman Pearson, Wilfred Laurier, Will Crooks, William Joynson-Hicks, William Massey, William Taft, William Wedgwood Benn, Winston Churchill, Woodrow Wilson.
Leaders Involved in WW2
Adolf Hitler, Albert Lebrun, Andrei Vyshinsky, Antonio Gramsci, Antonio Salazar, Archibald MacLeish, Benito Mussolini, Carl Mannerheim, Chaim Weizmann, Chaing Kai-Shek, Charles De Gaulle, Clement Attlee, Constantin von Neurath, Drazha Mihailovic, Edouard Daladier, Emperor Hirohito, Engelbert Dollfuss, Farouk I, Francesco Nitti, Francisco Franco, Francois Mitterrand, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Epp, Franz von Papen, Fumimaro Kondoye, Galaezzo Ciano, George II of Greece, George Mandel, Georgy Malenkov, Harold Macmillan, Harry Hopkins, Harry S. Truman, Heinrich Himmler, Henri Giraud, Herman Ehrhardt, Hermann Goering, Hideki Tojo, Invanoe Bonomi, John Anderson, John Foster Dulles, John J. McCloy, Joseph Goebbels, Joseph Stalin, Josip Tito, Kantaro Suzuki, Karl Doenitz, Kiichiro Hiranuma, Kimmochi Saionju, Lord Halifax, Lord Woolton, Matyas Rakos, Maurice Thorez, Menachem Begin, Moshe Dayan, Naruhiko Higashikuni, Neville Chamberlain, Nikita Khrushchev, Nikolai Bulganin, Pius XI, Pius XII, Queen Wilhelmina, Reinhard Heydrich, Rudolf Hess, Samuel Hoare, Sepp Dietrich, Shigenori Togo, Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, Victor Emmanuel III, Vittorio Orlando, Vyacheslav Molotov, Winston Churchill, Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, Wladyslaw Sikorski, Yosuke Matsuoka.
Leaders Involved in WW3
Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Paul Bremer, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Saddam Hussein,
Osama bin Laden
To be updated soon...