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A stalemate developed along the western front early in the was because?

The German Army fought with outdated weapons.


How did technological innovations lead to the trench stalemate on the western front?

The technological innovations led to the trench stalemate on the western front in various ways. Each army developed entrenchments which they intended to use in the war and this is what propagated the Trench Warfare.


Why did attempts to break the stalemate on the western front generally fail?

During World War I, the war's Western Front turned into a stalemate after initial advances by the German forces for primarily one reason. That reason is this: defensive technologies and tactics in the early 20th century were more advanced than offensive technologies; thus, offensive breakthroughs were either not possible or, where achieved, could not be sustained at length. Significant victories could only be achieved where some external element (e.g., egregious leadership mistake, troop demoralization, lack of supply) occurred, but these did not occur on the Western Front until 1918.


Why is a stalemate used to describe World War 1?

Stalemate is a perfect description for the lack of movement on the Western Front. Both sides hit an impasse - both dug and created huge networks of trenches and spent years trying to gain small amounts of ground. Neither side was able to gain much ground in the war. They would send troops to capture the other side's trenches and then have to abandon them almost immediatly when a counter offensive was launched.


Why was there a statement on the western front?

You probably mean a 'stalemate', a situation where no party was able to move or defeat the other. The reason for that was the role of the newly developed artillery an most of all, of the machine gun in battle. Infantry tactics had hardly developed since the 19th century and were totally unable to cope with the destructive power of these new guns. The only answer was to dig in, and the fortified trenches proved very hard to conquer. Mass infantry attacks on enemy trenches only led - thanks to the machine gun - to massive loss of life on the side of the attackers. So both sides mostly just stayed dug in and the western front line hardly changed for years, while both sides spent millions of tons of ammunition pinning the other party down.

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How were trenches designed?

Trenches were designed to offer maximum defensive cover. It is this attribute caused the stalemate of the war on the Western Front.


A stalemate developed along the western front early in the was because?

The German Army fought with outdated weapons.


Why was the Western front called a stalemate?

The Western Front is generally considered a stalemate because of Trench Warfare. The line separating Allied Territory and Entente territory did not move much at all during the whole war. This is because both sides stayed in their trenches and if they advanced, they were pushed back quickly


How did technological innovations lead to the trench stalemate on the western front?

The technological innovations led to the trench stalemate on the western front in various ways. Each army developed entrenchments which they intended to use in the war and this is what propagated the Trench Warfare.


Where was the stalemate of World War I?

On the western front, along France's eastern border (it was called the western front because it was on the west of Germany.


What was the series of trenches dug by both sides in northern France?

They were the western front. But the different trenches were front line trenches, communication trenches.


Was the Western front a bloody stalemate?

yes


Why did attempts to break the stalemate on the western front generally fail?

During World War I, the war's Western Front turned into a stalemate after initial advances by the German forces for primarily one reason. That reason is this: defensive technologies and tactics in the early 20th century were more advanced than offensive technologies; thus, offensive breakthroughs were either not possible or, where achieved, could not be sustained at length. Significant victories could only be achieved where some external element (e.g., egregious leadership mistake, troop demoralization, lack of supply) occurred, but these did not occur on the Western Front until 1918.


Why was an elaborate system of trenches built across western Europe?

Because they were fighting a war!!!


What was the significance of the western front and what lead to the stalemate there?

ugh


Why is a stalemate used to describe World War 1?

Stalemate is a perfect description for the lack of movement on the Western Front. Both sides hit an impasse - both dug and created huge networks of trenches and spent years trying to gain small amounts of ground. Neither side was able to gain much ground in the war. They would send troops to capture the other side's trenches and then have to abandon them almost immediatly when a counter offensive was launched.


How did trench warfare create a statement?

Simply, one side could assault and break through the enemy's trenches, but they were so expended in doing so that they could not resist the enemy's counterattack. As a result, the stalemate of "No Man's Land" on the Western Front was created.