Paul von Hindenburg, a German general, commented on the winter death toll prediction. “Winter is Coming but we are German and we need your support to crush our enemies” he said to the public. The blockade will hurt Germany but it won’t hurt the Germans. The Germans will now try to take back the sea port next month and General Hindenburg will lead the army.
This winter in Germany is said to be the worst one. The lack of manpower for controlling the blockade and rich soil for agriculture is going to have a great effect on the Germans. Failure of the potato seed growing in Germany this winter will cost German lives. According to many historians the winter will be called the Turnip Winter, because the Germans had to eat turnips instead of potatoes the whole winter.The blockade occurred in 1914, but the British allowed any type of food, and water to enter and exit Germany for the citizens.
However, in August 16, 1916 the British blockade forbidden anything arriving or departing from Germany, which will hurt the Germans in both economically and physical not allowing trade between the Central Powers. “Them Fussballindianers hit us hard without regret. Strength lies not in defence but in attack.
We need to attack!!!” said Adolf Hitler, a Corporal in the Reichswehr, trying to motivate the Germans and offer up a plan. This hasn’t been the first time Britain attacked Germany with their navy. Kaiser Wilhelm’s effort to challenge the British navy has failed and now Germany has lost half of their navy due to the unexpected attack. The German government is holding many meetings to increase the civilians taxes, whether to increase former taxes or to add new taxes to recover from the British blockade. In addition to the taxes, the government will enforce forced labor to civilians. Many riots will come about due to the government’s bill, especially, manufacturers and business owners. In fact, the streets of Bremen will be closed due to a protest about the form of government Germany has, monarchy.
Kaiser Wilhelm, reportedly, did not stop the protest because it might hurt his reputation according to Ency Leaks. Comussinim has risen up because of the Kaiser’s action in food shortages. “We want change, we want change, we want change” parties all over Germany are protesting. Many small political groups have came about and now challenge the German government. “We will not give up our beliefs and the Germans will have a war of its own after the Great War” said Karl Liebknecht, co-founder of the Communist Party of Germany (at this time undeveloped). The so-called communists are said to have a riot in Berlin destroying government buildings and business. However, when a brawl occurred in a tavern in Munich, many of the loyalists killed the rebels in an effort to stop such riots from happening.
Germany as a whole is losing economically. The price of bread has risen up and many people now can’t afford to buy a loaf of bread. Business are closing down, food supplies are running out, the population rate is in the negatives, and now many German citizens are losing patriotic fervor and giving up hope for their countries survival in the Great War. Germany is in a break of civil war, and its only hope is to create alliance with nations.
Currently there the German Government is speaking and persuading Mexico to join the war. Military man power has decreased five percent and now the empire is seeking more men up for to the task. Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany said “When you talk about German citizenship, do you talk about a piece of paper, or the blood that flows through your veins.
Come join the mighty army even though your not in the empire, and help us restore Germany to its former power” trying to motivate his people.