The great Mahatma Gandhi once said, "I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." In other words, violence is not the correct way to resolve problems between two or more opposing groups. Violence will always serve its long term consequences as the ultimate punishment. No other events depict this quote better than World War I. World War I started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. As a result of alliances between different countries, in 1914, the entire Europe, including the United in 1916, went to war. In the novel All Quiet On the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, a man named Paul Baumer and his fellow German friends thought that going to war had good meaning because they would have a chance to proudly represent their country. When they started fighting, they realized that war can be the hardest experience that any human being can experience in their lifetime, such as watching your best friends die and people. All of these countries were hoping to have gained something from this war. However, the end of the war brought many consequences to Europe. Although many countries and its citizens were hoping that war had good meaning, such as nationalism, however, World War I brought many negative impacts such mental consequences, dehumanization, and unpleased countries that were unhappy with their outcome.
Many soldiers saw World War I as a chance to best express their nationalism and pride for their country. Nationalism can be defined in two different ways. One of them is excessive or fanatical devotion of a nation and its interests, often associated with a belief that one country is superior to all others (Evidence Round II). Another is the desire to achieve political independence, especially by a country under foreign control or by a people with a separate identity and culture but no state of their own.