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Causes of World War 1
World War 1, also known as “The Great War” occurred due to many causes. It was the result of aggression towards other countries. Rising nationalism of European nations, economic and imperial completion, and fear of the war prompted alliances and increase of armed forces. This created tension contributing to the outbreak of war. But it was assassination in Sarajevo that triggered World War 1.
In the 19th Century, people of the same nationality united under one border. Many countries wanted to have people of the same nationality live within the same border. This created a problem for Austria-Hungary and the Balkans because they consisted of many nation...
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World War one took place from 1914-1918. Today historians still disagree about the fundamental causes as there were numerous factors contributing to the outbreak of war. Even though it was initiated by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Bosnian Serb whose name was Gavrilo Princip, WWI was a result of numerous other causes, one of them being the alliance system which was a direct cause of mistrust and belligerent attitudes in Europe. The alliance system which was developed in Europe in the previous decades, as a cause for the war is still an important topic that is debatable. By the summer of 1914, Europe's major powers had been divided into the Triple Alliance...
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World War One or 'The Great War' as it became known, occurred due to many causes, some of which still remain unexposed today. The obvious trigger for the war was the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie on 28th June 1914. The assassination occurred during the Archduke's visit to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Archduke was targeted due to the general feeling amongst Serbians that, once appointed to the throne, Ferdinand would continue the persecution of Serbs living within the borders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Just moments after the two had been...
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The First World War had many causes; the historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morning of June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Archduke was chosen as a target because Serbians feared that after his ascension to the throne, he would continue the persecution of Serbs living within the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Serbian terrorist organization, the Black Hand, had trained...
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Bismarck is reported as having said towards the end of his life "If ever there is another war in Europe it will come out of some damned silly thing in the Balkans". While it is humanities greatest wish for war never to be fought, there are times when such a wish is impossible. Arguably, World War 1 was one of those times. Without a doubt, the events beginning around the turn of the century and until 1914 had every effect on starting the war. Ranging from establishing new nations, and high profile assassinations, the first fourteen years of the twentieth century in Europe were those of great turmoil - politcally and militarily.Establishing just cause and responsibility for the Great War...
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Great War, also known as The First World War, lasted for four year (1914 to 1918). It brought a huge development of war technics and weapons. More number of countries had been involved in the Great War than any previous war. It involved the mobilization of the whole nations, not just an enormous army that turned the war into a “total war”. (Clare 6) However, historians are still arguing about the major cause of the World War I. The major cause will be one of the four long-term causes of WWI, which are Militarism, Alliance, Imperialism, and Nationalism. In my opinion, the two major causes would be Alliance and Nationalism. Alliance is an association between two or more countries for mutual...
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Critical Assessment of 3 Causes of World War 1
Nationalism is being a strong supporter of the rights and interests of
one’s country. It was very high in the 19th century and nations which
had not obtained independence by 1900 were determined to do so as it
gave groups of subject peoples the idea of forming independent nations
of their own.
In 1815, the Congress of Vienna took place. This was a conference held
in Vienna in Austria between ambassadors from the major powers in
Europe. This conference left people under the control of local dynasts
or other nations and ignored nationalism in favour of preserving the
peace, however, revolutions and...
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World War One was the explosive result of tension building between countries in Europe. Imperialism created power struggles, competition and rivalries among the countries in Europe. Militarism started suspicions among European countries. Nationalism sparked the desire to fight for a home country in many people. Alliances among countries were informal, secretive, and extremely entangled. Imperialism, Militarism, Nationalism, and entangled alliances are the four main long-term causes that would create World War One.Imperialism is the act of creating an empire by colonizing other countries and gaining as much power and money through that country as possible. This act of dominating became a...
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World War 1 is often considered as being the fault of one nation, namely Germany. However World War 1 cannot be attributed solely as the fault of Germany as there are many other mitigating circumstances that disprove this. In 1914 Europe was a divided continent with five superpowers dominating it. (These 5 empires being Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia) It was the richest continent in the world, and by far the most powerful, yet it was gearing itself for a war that would ultimately end in the death of 10 million, and the loss of its status as the most powerful continent in the world. Many diplomatic crises, notably in Africa, had weakened relationships to a point...
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World War I was the result of leaders' aggression towards other countries, which was supported by the rising nationalism of the European nations. Economic and imperial competition, fear of war prompted military alliances and an arms race as well as the assassination of the archduke Francis Ferdinand, which further escalated the tension in the Balkans contributing to the outbreak of war.World war 1 started on the 28th of June 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia and ended on November 11th 1918. World war 1 was fought in Europe but did involve around 50 countries and 31 million men where over 7 million of them died with 2.6 million missing in action.The menace of the hostile...
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Throughout history, there have been several conflicts that have disturbed the peace in various areas. One of these gruesome events happens to be World War I, which was evoked by many different causes. The most significant and immediate causes of this catastrophe was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. Numerous nations were involved in this war, and two examples of opposing forces are Germany and Russia. World War I was resolved to an extent with the Treaty of Versailles, but it was not entirely settled. This is clear because World War II was a result of World War I.
The assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife was definitely the most significant cause...
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Unlike World War II, the causes of World War I are not as obvious. Although they aren't as obvious, there are still many causes leading to the war. Historians say the war had been building up for some time prior to 1914. Economic and imperial competition and fear of war prompted military alliances and a weapons dispute, which further escalated the pressure contributing to the outbreak of war.Some of the causes can be explained, more in political terms. "From the end of the Franco-Prussian War, a system of undisclosed alliances developed in Europe." This ultimately tore the continent into two unfriendly sides. Because so many different powers were caught up in mutual defense agreements, when...
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World War two has to be the most famous war of all time. It was the largest, most tragic, horrifying of them all, and the first to have millions of people killed in the duration of it. Is it just me, or does it seem rather ironic that the very thing that was meant to solve the first World War is the most important of all of the causes of the second? And that the people who were supposed to fix the problems that that war caused were only really helping another along? The "war to end all wars" did not do that at all. Things like expansion and appeasement and the rise of dictators were obviously all for the war as well.
So. Let me start with appeasement. Why was it such a large part of...
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The long-term origins to World War One start back in 1870 with the Franco-Prussian War. In the Franco-Prussian war France lost to Germany which lead to the two countries never being in an alliance with one another. Once the war was over it lead to the forming of the triple Alliance which was one of the main alliances during the first world war. The Triple alliance was made up of the countries - Germany, Austro-Hungarian and Italy, and it was first formed because Germany needed help to guard Alsace-Lorrain from France as France wanted to get back its stolen land.Another of the long-term origins to World War One was Weltpolitic. Weltpolitic was a policy Kaiser Wilhelm the second, who believed...
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Causes of World War I
The Balkan Peninsula has long been known as the “tinderbox of Europe” because it has been an area of conflict and political unrest for centuries. The countries and people that occupy the peninsula are constantly in chaos and at war with each other. This trend continues today with the problems in Bosnia and the recent international crisis in Kosovo. Throughout history, small local incidents in the Balkan Peninsula have escalated into large international crises. World War I is a perfect example of what started as a regional conflict and grew into an all-out European war. A small local European struggle between Austria-Hungary and Serbia over the territory of Bosnia...
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Causes of World War IIRealism in briefAccording to the Realist Paradigm-IR is a struggle for power by nation states. States protect their self-interest or national interest through the acquisition of power and maximize power through weapons accumulation and building up alliances.A) Goal of state remains national survival in a hostile environment (anarchy).B) The acquisition of power is the means to the end of survival.C) Sovereignty means states are free to pursue self-interest of state and anarchy forces them to acquire power to do so.Realists argue that states exist in a self-help system where the use of force is a constant threat, forcing states to acquire power to survive. Kenneth Waltz...
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Tensions between nations before 1914 set in motion the events of World War One. The rise of world-wide industrial capitalist economies proved they were no limits to the Great Powers ambitions to expand. Military planning, the alliance system, nationalism and imperialism were the major causes to the events leading up to 1914. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was only a trigger, for the First World War.Militarism was a crucial factor that invoked the onset of World War One. By 1914, the French and Germany military doubled in size from the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. Under Weltpolitik (Germany's ambition to be a world power), Kaiser Wilhelm II, intended on constructing a navy...
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The road to World War II was built by several different causes. Under Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, Germany had desire to expand and dominate over most of Europe. This expansionism could be seen in Germany’s allies too. Japan set its eyes on China, and Italy set its eyes on Northern Africa. Hitler also ignored many of the agreements under the Treaty of Versailles, and begun breaking the treaty more and more up until the start of World War II. Unfortunately he couldn’t be stopped, a policy of “Appeasement” from the League of Nations allowed Germany to build an army and begin the annexation of its European neighbors. This policy of appeasement was accompany by the belief that collective security...
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Causes of World War II
Many historians have traced the causes of World War II to problems left unsolved by World War I (1914-1918). World War I and the treaties that ended it also created new political and economic problems. Forceful leaders in several countries took advantage of these problems to seize power. The desire of dictators in Germany, Italy, and Japan to conquer additional territory brought them into conflict with the democratic nations.
After World War I ended, representatives of the victorious nations met in Paris in 1919 to draw up peace treaties for the defeated countries. These treaties, known as the Peace of Paris, followed a long and bitter war. They were worked out...
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The Origins Of World War I 1871 ? 1914. By Joachim Remak. The Dryden Press, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1967. ix + 150 pp. Bibliographical Notes and Index. Paperback, ISBN 0-03-082839-2.The Origins Of The First World War Second Edition. By James Joll, with a foreward by Harry Hearder. Longman House, Essex, England, 1992. xiii + 240 pp. Further Readings; 5 maps: Index. Paperback, ISBN 0-582-08920-4.The causes of World War I have been discussed in great detail in many publications. Most agree that the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was the final piece of the complex puzzle, but there were other factors that contributed to the outbreak of war. James Joll uses the approach of starting from the...
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What were the main causes of WWI? The Great War is known for its great deal of casualties, and also for its complex initiation. There have been numerous arguments about what actually caused the world war, however there has never been a conclusion that everyone accepts. Before 1930, most historians agreed that the first world war was initiated by Germany, and Germany's rapid expansion. After 1930, historians started to look back at events that happened 100 years before the war, that could have initiated it. Also they started to believe that it was because of the fight over the Balkans in the 1970s. As a matter of fact, the first world war was initiated by a cocktail of two ingredients....
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Causes of World War I As each nation of Europe strived to attain the most ground in Africa, and establish themselves in the eastern trading world, imperialism emerged as a big factor in determining a country?s prestige and success. Imperialism drove each country to stretch themselves beyond the mainland of their country, and with that they had to protect their newly founded colonies as well. New technologies in the field of military, both naval and artillery left each country in a race with each other to stay ahead technologically. Because each country gained so much through imperialism and militarism, people viewed their own countries as the best, and therefore nationalistic views set the...
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At the end of world war one global peace seemed like it was going to be a reality but the treaty of Versailles set the stage for discontent. The treaty was very ruthless towards Germany and put her in helpless dept and put a limit to Germanys fighting power as well as Germany losing territory. The rise in the number of dictators also increased greatly at the time as people were given up their right to vote if it meant getting out of the dept the depression had put on them. Hitters expansion policy was also a main contributor to the war because it showed the weakness on the league of nations and every country that he tried to take over then went at war with him.The treaty of Versailles was a...
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The major powers that involved in World War I perhaps did sense that they were on the brink of incalculable catastrophe, but the more they tried to prevent the war, the closer they got to it. It all began with alliances. Russia felt it needed to protect its Slavic friend Serbia and began to mobilize, feeling it had no other choice. Yet Germany took this as a declaration of war and declared war on Russia. France became allied to Russia, both of them swearing to attack Germany in case the other is attacked. So Germany declared war on France as well. Great Britain felt that its naval power was being threatened by Germany and decided to join in the Triple Entente with France and Russia. Germany...
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The First World War had many causes; the historians probably have notyet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causesthan what we know now. The spark of the Great War was theassassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne ofAustria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morningof June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo, thecapital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Archduke was chosen as atarget because Serbians feared that after his ascension to the throne,he would continue the persecution of Serbs living within theAustro-Hungarian Empire. The Serbian terrorist organization, the BlackHand, had trained a small...
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The World at the beginning of the twentieth century was a very different place from what is was to be two generations later. "Primarily this was so because Europe was still the center of the universe, both politically and economically, and Europe was still in the main the Europe of the ancien régime." (Petrie 7). By the year 1901, Europe's nineteenth-century promises had become substantial realities: the nation state, constitutional government, and a predominantly secularized society. Europe had also gained a position of world predominance, which was then lost in the course of the twentieth century because of two catastrophic wars. Great Britain was the foremost maritime Power with no...
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The Causes of World War One
Some people believe that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was the primary cause of World War I, but it was just one event that triggered the conflict. Many other events and political beliefs combined to lead thirty-two nations into war. Resentments from earlier wars, advances in technology and military strength and a chain of alliances all contributed to the first "Great War" of the Twentieth Century. The United States tried to remain neutral, but it was pulled into the Great War, and changed America forever.
In the years before the war, Europe was very unstable. Nationalism, the belief that loyalty to a...
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The Causes of World War IThe First World War had many causes; the historians probably have notyet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causesthan what we know now. The spark of the Great War was theassassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne ofAustria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morningof June 28, 1914, while traveling in a motorcade through Sarajevo, thecapital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Archduke was chosen as atarget because Serbians feared that after his ascension to the throne,he would continue the persecution of Serbs living within theAustro-Hungarian Empire. The Serbian terrorist organization, the...
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The root causes of World War 2We can count many causes of World War 2, political and others, but the three root causes of World War 2 were :1. The Prussian Militarism - developed in 200 years of history, it was the force that made Germany so powerful, and made it possible for a man like Adolf Hitler to gain total control of it.2. Adolf Hitler - a madman and political genius, Adolf Hitler re-ignited the Prussian militarism after the German defeat in World War 1, and with this great power under his total control, he started the greatest and cruelest war in history, in his planned attempt to vastly expand Germany and to dominate the entire world.3. Appeasement - Britain and France could easily...
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World War I is probably one of the biggest war that contained so much ?chain reaction?. One feels threatened, they ally with their friends, and another nation feels threatened, so they ally with their friends. The feeling of threat leads into invasions then leads into their allies helping and invading and pretty soon, more allies come from both sides. Sooner or later, a vast amount of area, in this case a whole continent, is on a war. Silly as it may sound, this was World War I. We only hope that the ?feelings of threat? was the cause of war. Some would argue that the assassination of a leader in Europe caused the war to happen. However, war like this was started even before they called it a...
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The Causes of World War II
At the end of the First World War all the different countries such as
France, United-Kingdom, United-States and Germany thought that the
peace would last forever. However, as we have seen, they were terribly
wrongâ€¦ In 1939 a more violent and destructive war began. This time
people fought all over the world, in Asia, Europe and also in the
United-States (Pearl-harbour). I shall now explain what the main
causes of the war were.
The aggression began at the end of the First World War, when the
Treaty of Versailles was signed and Germany was forced to pay a lot of
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In general, when people talk about the causes of the First World War they think of the obvious one - the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. This clearly was the main spark to the war, but not many know the underlying reasons, that happened far before June 28th, 1914. For the previous fifty years before World War I, there were heightened feelings of nationalism which developed into the need for increased imperialism, militarism, and militaristic alliances. These changes in Europe lead to a war which the world will never forget.Many alliances were formed during the years leading up to World War I. The first was in 1872, when Otto van Bismarck, prime minister of Germany, formed the...
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World War II (WWII) was the deadliest and most destructive war in human history. Marked by astonishing events such as the Holocaust and the use of nuclear weapons, WWII represented the largest deployment of military forces of the twentieth century. Two factions, the Axis and the Allies, entered into a global military altercation that began with Germany’s invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, and finished with the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945. A review of human motives, including the need for revenge, power, and extreme nationalism (jingoism) can explain the roots of WWII. In historical terms, the Treaty of Versailles, the increase in military spending and alliances, and...
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Three Causes of World War I
World War I and its consequences have dominated European history since
1914. Because of the bitter controversy over the post-war peace
treaties, the origins of the war continued to be an issue of utmost
political importance in the years to come. The Great War had its
roots in 1870 in the grand expansion and uncontrolled ambitions of
Bismarck and the new Germany (Wolfson et al 1997). Imperialism, which
began to emerge around the turn of the 20th century also played a
decisive role. Fights over the colonies contributed to the
establishment of complex set of international alliances, which helped
to destabilize the...
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World War I was a war between the allies, which included Russia, France, Serbia, and Great Britain, against the central powers of Europe; Germany and Austria. When war broke out between Austria and Serbia in 1914, the alliance system drew the other European countries into the war; consequently the rest of the world was brought into the conflict. In the early twentieth century, Germany was witnessing a prospering economy alongside an increased sense of national pride. With the growing economy, Germany began to make progress in the Arms Race and in the development of their navy. Under the control of William II, Germany made a series of unlawful decisions that added to the animosity between...
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The beginning of the First World War was an incredible page in history's book. One of the first signs that war was going to break out was the increase spending on weapons. Another early signs of the war were all the alliances that were being formed. The conflicts between Serbia and Austria-Hungary were another turning point in the start of the war. In each country of Europe the political and military leaders had a hand in the war. From the time that the war was barely beginning to start the rest of the world was already going to be apart of it.First off you would need to figure that the only reason a country would need more weapons is if they had some feeling of the start of a war. Great...
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The event that triggered the outbreak of World War I was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 (Baldwin, 1962). He was heir to the Hapsburg or Austro-Hungarian Empire until his untimely death at the hands of a Serbian nationalist by the name of Gavrilo Princip. However, prior to his assassination, a number of political events took place between 1870 and 1914 that have been considered by historians to be major factors in the outbreak of World War 1(Baldwin, 1962). These include, the growth of nationalism, the growth of imperialism, the massive build up armies and weapons and lastly the formation of strategic alliances between countries (Burg and Purcell, 1998).In the 1800s countries...
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World war one or otherwise known as the Great War or the War To End Wars embarked in 1914 and carried on for 4 long years (cessation in 1918). Many countries (in particular those with an Empire) enlisted in the war.
Furthermore, a collection of countries would congregate and form what is called an Alliance. World War one consisted of two major Alliances, the first were the Allies dubbed the Triple Entente and the Central Powers dubbed the Triple Alliance. The Triple Alliance involved Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy where as the Triple Entente consisted of Britain, France and Russia. Each alliance promised every country within their Alliance to defend one another no matter what the...
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"Wars are caused by miscalculations of the aggressors, and the failure of politicians and diplomats to exercise crisis management" a statement that with respect to World War I is generally true for many of the European empires including those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia and other nations throughout Europe. World War I or the Great War as was called by it's contemporaries, had been long in the stockpiling; the spark was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, the series of actions that fueled the war was almost a half of a centuries worth of secret treaties and alliance systems along with power struggles of some empires, such as that of Germany for...
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World War I was the result of chain-reacting events; originated from the Crises in the Balkans which led to the Collapse of Bismarckian Alliances. The creation of The Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance further escalated the tension contributing to the outbreak of the war. Increase in international tension, caused by the division of Europe into two armed camps, provoked fear of war and prompted military alliances and an arms race.The system maintained the balance of power in Europe after the creation of German Empire was Three Emperors' League, established between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia. This alliance guaranteed each other that when any one member state took military action...
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Causes of World War OneThe long-term origins to World War One start back in 1870 with the Franco-Prussian War. In the Franco-Prussian war France lost to Germany which lead to the two countries never being in an alliance with one another. Once the war was over it lead to the forming of the triple Alliance which was one of the main alliances during the first world war. The Triple alliance was made up of the countries - Germany, Austo-Hungery and Italy, and it was first formed because Germany needed help to guard Alsace-Lorrain from France as France wanted to get back its stolen land.Another of the long-term origins to World War One was Weltpolitic. Weltpolitic was a policy Kaiser Wilhelm the...
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Though perhaps inevitable that the United States would be forced to join World War I eventually, the natural assumption that the US would automatically fight on the side of the Allies is incorrect. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States had made an effort to remove itself from European politics and conflicts. Thus, when tensions in Europe began to escalate, the US could have sided with the Germans as well. However, there were reasons for the United States to side with the allied powers and reject the Germans attempts at an alliance.In February of 1915, Germany created naval blockade of Great Britain. The Germans would sink any ships, even neutral ones, until...
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COLD WAR:A cold war is fought with name calling propaganda Spies, and submersion. Any plot to overthrow a lawful Government is called submersion. A cold war has been going on in the world for more than twenty years. On one side are the free Nations of the world led by the U.S. on the other side is the communist nations led by the Soviet Union and China. During World War II the Unites States and the Soviet Union fought together to defeat the nazi German armies. The Unites and Soviet Union became better enemies and rivals. The causes: After world war II the Unites States and the Union Soviet could not agree on a treaty for Germany. They finally divided German in two separated nations. In West...
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In Adelaide in the fall of 1912, a young man named John who was 20 years and 11 months old was hoeing a field helping his father replant their failed crop. It was to be his 21st birthday next month as his father had said, he was becoming a man. They had planted the crop for it to be harvested for his birthdayOn January 22nd 1913 was his 21st birthday thankfully the crop grew quicker and the harvest was ready for his birthday. The guest had a lovely feast. Then when it was time for John to give a speech he announced he would be moving to Sydney to go to university in two months.The two months went quicker than the automobile his father had bought two years previous. He was going...
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World War 1 was known as the Great War. It was the first war in which all of the world's major powers fought against each other. This war was also the first modern war with new weapons and war machines designed for more effective to kill people. There were also new tactics and strategies used to in this war. World War 1 was one of the bloodiest wars ever fought, but nobody could have foreseen that this war would lead to the bloodiest war of all. There were several causes of World War 1. The first cause of World War 1 was nationalism which is having great pride in one's country and cultural background. Nationalism was very prevalent in the 19th century in Europe. Belgium won its independence...
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The Causes of the Outbreak of World War One
The first world war was caused by a combination of these two factors
and no-one reason can be assigned full responsibility because of the
heavy linkage between the two.
The Balkans have been at the head of most European problems, even
today there is still conflict in the region. During the run up to the
1st world war were again the key focus of world attention.
Austrian mismanagement was probably the most prominent in the summer
of 1914 by reacting too strongly to the assassination of Franz
Ferdinand. It was an insensitive move in the first place to send the
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Kaiser Wilhelm II- Ruler of Germany who wanted all the power Czar Nicholas II- Russian ruler who declared war on Germany Woodrow Wilson- the U.S. president and a member of the Big 4 Arthur Zimmerman- Germany's foreign minister who sent the telegram to Mexico Vladimir Ilyich Lenin- Communist leader who seized power and signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk Georges Clemenceau-Premier of France; a physician, journalist and member of Big 4 David Llyod George-Britain's representative to the Big 4 Vittorio Orlando- Italy's representative to the Big 4 Alfred Graf von Schlieffen- Germany's General who thought of the Schlieffen Plan.T.E. Lawrence- British soldier "Lawrence of Arabia" who led guerrilla...
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The First World War was truly 'the Great War'. Its origins were complex. Its scale was vast. Its conduct was intense. Its impact on military operations was revolutionary. Its human and material costs were enormous. And its results were profound.The war was a global conflict. Thirty-two nations were eventually involved. Twenty-eight of these constituted the Allied and Associated Powers, whose principal belligerents were the British Empire, France, Italy, Russia, Serbia, and the United States of America. They were opposed by the Central Powers: Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire.The war began in the Balkan cockpit of competing nationalisms and ancient ethnic rivalries....
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The First World War was a global war that was centered about Europe from 1914-1919. The war was a senseless slaughter of over nine million combative and civilian deaths that no nation benefited from. Rather than the war being fought between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, the instigators of the entire war, their allies took command of the war and caused it to escalate into global catastrophic destruction between some of earth's most prominent superpowers.Many different tensions plagued Europe even before any sort of trigger event occurred. Europe was already cautious of Germany once its Kaiser, Friedrich Wilhelm II, increased the size of his nation's army. He had a fascination with the British...
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Investigating the Causes of the Outbreak of World War I ‘“The First World War was the result of a badly mismanaged Balkan
crisis in the summer of 1914 rather than the product of long-standing
rivalries between the great powers.”
The Balkan Wars between 1912 and 1913 were proven to dramatically
increase tension between the major powers in Europe at the time (being
such countries like Britain, France, Germany, Russia,
Austria-Hungary). The Balkan countries wanted to completely drive
Turkey out of...