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The legacy of the First World War

- Fighting has lasted four years, from 1914 to 1918

- 11 million Germans fought in the war. Almost 2 million German troops died and over 4 million were wounded; 55% of German troops became casualties

- Cost if War meant German governments debts trebled between 1914 and 1918, from 50 billion marks to 150 billion marks

- German ppl suffered (e.g British Navy blockaded German ports, preventing German ships bringing food into country. Over 750,000 Germans died bc of food shortages during WWI

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Unrest in Germany by November 1918

- Oct 1918,