How Does Total War Affect Society?

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World War I was the first total war in human history. This unit is designed to explore how the concept of total war affected civilians on all fronts and how economic systems were affected.

Essential questions:

  • What is total war?
  • How does total war affect civilians?
  • How does total war affect economics?