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More than 65 million men from 30 countries fought in WWI Nearly 10 million died The Allies The Entente Powers lost about 6 million soldiers The Central Powers lost about 4 million Some of these deaths include Paul and his friends and comrades These deaths take a toll on Paul and change his whole entire personality Throughout Pauls journey as a soldier his characteristics as being dehumanized valuing brotherhood and his disagreement in war become eminentAs the war pushes on and Pauls war experiences become more and more traumatizing Paul becomes dehumanized One example of Pauls dehumanization is his dwindling emotion of his friends deaths When he and his friends hear of their friend Fran dying they run to his side and are saddened and distressed We go back to the huts I think of the letter I must write to-morrow to Kemmerichs mother I am freezing I could do with a tot of rum Muller pulls up some grass and chews it Suddenly Kropp throws his cigarette away stamps on it savagely and looking around him with a broken and distracted face18 After Franzs death smaller and smaller parts of his comrades deaths are told Soon like Tjadens case we do not know about how they died to Paul it was probably just another day on the front Another way that Paul is dehumanized is the way he acts and thinks while on leave after the summer of 1918 He is the last of his comrades to survive He was so close to his fellow soldiers he remarks they event had a bond stronger than lovers He feels like he has nothing to live for He states Let the months and years come they can take nothing from me they can take nothing more I am so alone and so without hope that I can confront them without fear Paul is dehumanized even in his death Paul died one month before the
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