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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.

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During World War I, attempts to break the stalemate on the Western Front generally failed because of the advanced state of defensive technology and the undeveloped state of offensive technology. Trench warfare favored defenders; no new weapons or tactics had yet been developed that could ensure significant breakthroughs past the miles and miles of echeloned trenches which gave powerful advantage to defending troops.

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In briefest terms, the defense was stronger than the offense. This was also true in the American Civil War. In World War 1 new weapons such as aircraft, tanks, and poison gas were used, but even they failed to break the stalemate, and it became a contest of how long Germany could hold out against the Allies. It should be remembered that only on the Western Front did a stalemate exist. On other fronts the war proceeded at a quicker pace.

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Trenches were dug by both sides in the war. The war made it to where both sides had casualities and deaths everyday, but neither side were gaining any land, so there wasn't anybody really winning. They just hid in their trenches and shot at any sign of life. (They also shot at light cigarettes, birds etc because they thought it was the soldiers.)

The barbed wire in no mans land didn't help either. It made it impossible (along with the machine guns) to mount an attack on the other side's trenches to overpower them. (The barbed wire was put up by both army's to stop the other army getting near their trenches.)

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There was a stalemate on the Western front in World War I because both sides had similar numbers of weapons and soldiers.

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Why did the war during world war 1 in Europe becomes stalemate

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