WORLD WAR ONE
There has always been wars, and there will always be wars. Most
wars leave a huge impact on the history of that nation, especialy if it
involves more than one. In 1914, long-standing rivalries among
European nations exploded into war. World War one, as it is now called,
cost millions of lives. Such a war, has left a deep intentaion on the
There were three very important causes of World War One;
Nationalism, Militarism, and Imperialism ( Davidson, Castillo, Stoff, page
570). For years, these three factor has brought tension to European
nations. Then, in June of 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir t the
throne of Austria-Hungry, was visiting the capital of Bosnia, and was
brutally assainated by Serbian Nationalist (Davidson, Castillo, Stoff, page
571).This fueled the out break of World War One. On July 28,
Austria-Hungry declared war on Serbia. The next day, Russia ordered its
forces to mobilize. Austria-Hungary’s ally, Germany called on Russia to
cancel the order to mobilize. When it received no reply, Germany
declared war on Russia on August 1st.(Colombia Encyclopedia, page 5).
On August 3, Germany declared war on Russia’s ally, France. When
German armies sliced through neutral Belgium on their march to France,
Britain declared war on Germany, because Britain had promised long
before that it would protect Belgium (Davidson, Castle, Stove, page 572).
What had begun as a local crises in Bosnia, exploded into a major war.
The war pitted the Central Powers-Germany, Austria Hungry, and
The Ottoman Empire, against the Allied Powers-France, Britain, and
Russia. In time, 21 other nations joined the Allies.
When war broke out in Europe, the United States was determined to
stay neutral to avoid being dragged into the conflict that would clearly
tear apart any nation who was involved. While neutral, the Americas
supplied other countries with weapons in order to gain money. This all
changed wen President Woodrow Wilson recepted the Zimmerman
Telegram. This was a telegram from Germany urging Mexico to attack
the United States.
In return, Germany promised that they would help Mexico win back its
“lost provinces” in the American South west. President Wilson could not
longer keep the peace, so he went before congress and asked for a
declaration of war. On April 6 of 1917, the president signed the