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World War One: Simple Version by AngusMcLeod World War One: Simple Version by AngusMcLeod
The Great War.

The War to End All Wars.

The War to Make the World Safe for Democracy.

Explained with countries beating the living hell out of each other.

Click here for WW2: [link]
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JuneDelph Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE the expressions here XD
TheGeekySqueaker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
. . . WW1 wasnt funny, but holy shit this is hilarious! XD
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Simple. Too much simple indeed, but good for a first approach. Good job.
Taltharius Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
"Wooo, France. What are you going to do, pelt me with croissants? Bleed on me?"

That part cracks me up every time, :XD:
Unb3kann1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
well ... i think .... fuck it
AngusMcLeod Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the invaluable feedback, Unb3kann1.
Unb3kann1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
That comment wasn't against you and your art or against this picture

when i was looking at this i got angry because old memorys came up to me (my own memorys of course ... i think)
Idonian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
These are the best war comics I have ever read. They touch on a lot of key parts, and in general do a pretty good job of presenting it in a funny way. Oh, and the art style is hilarious. :D
Reven57 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would use this to revise for an exam.
SilentViperFanPL Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That Final part with Poland was the best! La la la la 
Haggis53 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 12, 2015  Student Artist
It's honestly sad how much this and the other history comics he's done are helping me with my essay
DatArtistNuma Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WWI: the McLeod edition. Like history but with meme like faces.
godzilladragon111 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
UnpayedOvertime Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
I wonder if there can be an anime/Gmod versions... (No I'm not into Hetalia. Don't even ask.) Otherwise, TV tropes brought me here.
HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Flame-throwers were introduced during WWI, as was tear gas, chlorine gas, mustard gas, and phosgene/diphosgene gas. WWI was the first war with tanks too. In the last couple of years of the war, European soldiers had better and more food than civilians. Mass numbers of soldiers refusing to keep on fighting. Civilians targeted. Trench life. The futility of it all.  

It's a fascinating subject, if a morbid one. I  was hooked when I took a lit class about 20th century war. The Regeneration trilogy was especially provokative. And, of course, the works of Wilfred Own and Siegfried Sassoon. 

Some people think that WWII wouldn't have happened at all if we, the U.S. had stayed out of WWI. Without our intervention, the Europeans would have had to negotiate for peace. NO complete surrender or years of punitive sanctions. I don't know. I'm not sure things would have worked out that way. Germany and Britain were too proud to give in. For them it was all or nothing. The mentality was a lot like the attitude of the Japanese in WWII. Those same folks believe that the First World War was inevitable. As if it were a perfect storm of factors that had to end up leading to warfare. I don't think any of us can be confident in that conclusion. The previous two centuries were so changeable and unpredictable with rapid innovations and social upheaval, I can imagine that in 1914 anything might have happened, not necessarily open war. 

I recommend the Regeneration books, historical fiction, for those who want to understand how the people felt during those times--soldiers, doctors and nurses, women working in dangerous factories to support the war effort. Read those books. 
Trist2468 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Why would Britain have been too proud to pull out? They had nothing to lose in this conflict except a distraction from Irish revolts.
godzilladragon111 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
but what about things like radio, cars, numerous medical practices, planes, and hundreds of useful things which were developed for the war?

but in the end, it led to the atom bomb being dropped, so, nill i guess.

" There is no justification for war. But there is justification, for science. So chins up, boots down!"
norwegian-noob Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
love the fases :)
Itsalwaysfridaytome Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
this is honestly the best thing
pleadies Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, would it be okay if I posted this on my World War One page on Facebook if I gave you credit?…  <--- My WWI page on FB
AngusMcLeod Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
pleadies Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks much; it has been posted.
ThrashHead97 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Is that a TF2 reference...? The backstab? The gentlemen greeting? Hmmm
Fulaser2s Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2014
Or as I want to say it;all of Europe going through a cluster fuck of problems lead to a new cluster fuck of alliances between nations that ended up with everyone fighting everyone else.(My version of ZeroPunctuation's on youtube,a video of a guy reviewing a game called Valiant Hearts)
SquidHatJenkins Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is too amazing, and funny on so many levels..roar scream LOL 
rockslide57 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best fucking thing ever!!!!
PAPhilly Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Made my life! HILARIOUS!
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I didn't know it was you who drew these!
Nickatina14 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I love the comic, but really, Serbia is blamed for the war?

My war-history pants say otherwise.
MrRaptor-the-1st Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
It all depends who's side you're on.  Serbia and Russia had an alliance, then France had one with them.  That caused Germany to declare war of France due to its alliance Austria-Hungry.  To avoid the French MLR Germany went through Belgium, who had an Alliance with England which dragged the entire commonwealth into the war.  I'm not sure why the Ottomans and Bulgaria joined the Central powers and I assume Romania was with Russia at this time.  America joined in due to the German U-boats attack it's ships.  Finally, Italy joied in to get territory but got it's ass kicked.
destroyer199 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
ass kicked?? kind of disrespectful 
MrRaptor-the-1st Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Around 11 campaigns against the Central powers, all repelled until the end fo the war
destroyer199 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
that is because the italian general kept ordering those soldiers to their deaths. 
Killgareth Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
The Ottomans had a treaty with Germany similar to France and Russia. Romania wanted to take Transylvania, a romanian majority land, from Austro-Hungaria. As for Bulgaria, hell if i know
MrRaptor-the-1st Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Turns out Bulgaria lost some territory after the 2nd Balkens war to majority of countries that joined the allies so they figured the'd get it back for joining the central powers.
TheFoxBadger Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Damn, now I kind of feel bad for Germany...
ambabeuf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Oooh! Brilliant! My favourite bit is the transition from soft hats to steel helmets. Very nicely done! And the cartoons expressions are fantastic.
TheOnly-MaKaila Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Better than any history textbook I've ever read. Will you be doing other wars besides the World Wars?
AngusMcLeod Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
refycoz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
you r good
HannahAlmare Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Absolutely great! I'll show it to my colleagues in class (we're expanded history class).

One little thing - Russia did not become the USSR until the thirties or something. It was Soviet Russia for the few years after the WWI. :)
DrAngryScotsman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
This is Awesome! Keep up the great work!
VaryagOfMiklagaard Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I come here from the mighty TvTropes WorldWarI page!
This shit is funny!
SlayerJesse Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
rofl. And to think, this was all started over a rock band that started in 2004.

...Wait, wrong Franz Ferdinand.
Bananatect Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, so much. Thanks too, I'm studying WW1 at the moment, and this added to my knowledge, Also, the art and presentation of the events is great. 
Cheetaiean Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Great work! I loved it! Text could be a bit more clear (visually, not compositionally), but it was all very easily understood and original. Keep up the good work!

(heh love the appearance of Poland at the end :D)
GabyClaire Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have never understood the war before.. this is amazing!! Better than 2 years worth of history lessons! :D
yosihenka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you draw countries as hetalia characters please?
AngusMcLeod Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If the expression "bad idea" needed a definition this would be it
yosihenka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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