1207 words - 5 pagesCauses of WorldWar OneThe long-term origins to WorldWar 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 worldwar. The Triple alliance was made up of the countries - Germany, Austo-Hungery and Italy, and it was first formed because Germany neededVIEW DOCUMENT
973 words - 4 pagesIn the First WorldWar the commanders used old fashioned tactics. A lot of new types of weapons were invented like machine guns, tanks and gas attack. Instead of changing the tactics to suit the weapons, commanders used the same old tactics. Although this war turned out as a "non-contact" war, in the beginning of it the British commanders had cavalry set and to go. Soon it became obvious that the horses were clumsy and a very easy target for German snipers. The highly skilled soldiers were also set out to fight in the beginning of the war (VIEW DOCUMENT
4826 words - 19 pagesWorldWarI
At the beginning of WorldWar One the British army was very small and
relied on volunteers to keep them involved in the War, and because
more men were dying than there were new recruits signing up to fill
their places, and men didn't want to enlist because no one wanted to
die, the government introduced conscription in 1918. This meant that
it was made compulsory for any man between the ages of 18 and 41 who
was unmarried to enlist into the army.
By May men were still dieing fast on the front and conscription was
changed so that any men between the ages of 18 and 41 had to enlist
regardless of whether they were married or not. TwoVIEW DOCUMENT
2141 words - 9 pagesWorldWarI was a stalemate right from the outbreak of the war as a result of trench warfare. With the introduction of this system, a piece of land stretching from the Belgian coast, through France, and ending in Switzerland, became the venue for majority of the conflict. For almost three years, this line shifted by no more than a few hundred yards. All of this changed when the United States joined the war and prompted Germany to make an all-out drive on the Allies so as to end the war before the American Army reached full strength on the battlefield. The American Expeditionary Force allowed the Allies to take the offensive, thereby ending the static state of war that had settled on theVIEW DOCUMENT
1242 words - 5 pagesMillions of soldiers died during the period from 1914 to 1918 when one of the bloodiest and most terrifying wars in history broke out. One by one, starting with Germany, the nations of Europe picked up their weapons and entered a four-year period of annihilation and destruction. Germany was by all means responsible for the conditions that led to the outbreak of WorldWarI due to their hunger for sovereignty which crippled the balance of power in Europe, their unconditional support for Austria, and the German war plan which transformed what should have been a local war into a horrendous worldwar.
After Kaiser Wilhelm II came to the throne, Germany began striving for power, contributing toVIEW DOCUMENT
1895 words - 8 pages two like the Civil War, and there were ones that included more than four or five nations like the WorldWarI. By listing out the wars, the author succeeded in explaining the reasons that caused them to be involved. Religion for one was the cause that created arguments among nations. An example of that would be Hitler's Holocaust. Although there were many factors contributing to the Holocaust, such as anti-Semitism, Demonization, Versailles Treaty, and economic displacements of the Weimar Republic. But what really caused Holocaust was Hitler's mental health towards the Jews, which directly affected the Holocaust. There is circumstantial evidence that Hitler was afflicted with disease calledVIEW DOCUMENT
1060 words - 4 pagesWorldWarIWorldWarI involved more countries and caused greater destruction than any other
war, except WorldWar II. An assassin's bullet set off the war, and a system of military
agreements plunged the main European powers into the fight. Each side expected a quick
victory; but the war lasted four years and took the lives of nearly ten million military
Military drafts raised larger armies than ever before, and extreme patriotism gave men
a cause they were willing to die for. Progaganda whipped up support for the war by
making the enemy seem villainous.
On June 28, 1914, an assassin gunned down Archduke Francis Ferdinard of
548 words - 2 pagesWorldWarI or otherwise known as The Great War began in 1914 and ended in 1918. It was a battle between the Allie forces and the Central Powers. The United States tried to remain neutral during this war but eventually it collapsed and gave in to Germanys push. They entered and joined the allied forces in defeating the central powers on April 6, 1917.There were many reasons as to why the United States remained neutral during theVIEW DOCUMENT
1607 words - 6 pagesWorldWarI lasted from 1914 to 1918, and was initially thought to be the “war to end all wars”. Roughly 14 million people had died, and the war had cost over $280 billion in total, since over 30 nations from each of the six continents were involved. Alliances, one of the main factors of WorldWarI, played a big role in forcing nations to become engaged in the war. During the majority of the war, the clear alliances were between countries part of the Allied Powers, or the Allies, and the Central Powers. The Allies mainly consisted of Russia, Great Britain, and France, while the Central Powers prominently included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire (Ayers, Schulzinger, de laVIEW DOCUMENT
814 words - 3 pagesWorldWarIIt was "The War To End All Wars,"- a senseless slaughter that set the stage for the bloodiest century in human history.Yet, it was more than just a war between nations. It was a war between what was and what was to be. The "old world" was dying, and the new world had yet to be born. People of all classes and nations saw it as some great cleansing fire that would accelerate this battle and lead to a better world. But, when it was over, more than men had died in the mud of the battlefields. The I dreams of progress, along with the innocence of the pre-warworld, faith in God, and hope in theVIEW DOCUMENT
1929 words - 8 pagesWorldWar One, 1914-1918, also called the Great War, entangled most of the world?s great powers. On one side was the Entente, (chiefly France, Britain, Russia, and the U.S.); on the other were the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey). Prominent among the war?s causes were the imperialist, territorial, and economic rivalries of the great powers. The German empire in particular was determined to establish itself as the preeminent power on the continent. The Germans were also intent on challenging the naval superiority of Britain. However it was rampant nationalism-especially evident in the AustroVIEW DOCUMENT
1005 words - 4 pagesWorldWarI Continued
The questioned raised is whether or not I believe that WWII was a continuation of WWI. I do believe WWII happened as a result of some of the things which came out of WWI, however, not necessarily as a continuation. Although both wars had similarities, they were both fought between different groups of countries and both for different reasons. There were different alliances in both wars. WWI and WWII were the largest military battles in human history.
In WWI, Woodrow Wilson was president. The War lasted from 1914 to 1918. The major causes for WWI were Imperialism (countries wanted more territory and more natural resources). The Groups involved where, TheVIEW DOCUMENT
869 words - 3 pages DBQ Essay
WorldWarI was the result of leaders' aggression towards other countries which was supported by the rising nationalism of the European nations. Economic and imperial competition and fear of war prompted military alliances and an arms race, which further escalated the tension contributing to the outbreak of war. One cause of the WorldWar was militarism, which is a policy in which military preparedness is of primary significance to a situation. Another cause of the WorldWar was nationalism. Nationalism is the pride and devotion form one towards his/her country. It played a great part in the causes of WorldWar 1 because citizens wanted to stand upVIEW DOCUMENT
2358 words - 9 pages society was worried about the socialists. In Austria it was the Czechs versus Germans and in Hungary it was the Magyars versus Romanians. Serbia’s civilian government was not getting along with its military. Each of these internal conflicts caused the countries they took place in to become weaker because citizens were divided among themselves and taking sides. This allowed for a less unified nation. Time, resources, and money were being spent on internal conflicts. Most of all everyone’s attention was diverted to national issues rather than international issues. WorldWarI was somewhat unexpected since everyone was focused on the affairs of their own country and assumed the conflict betweenVIEW DOCUMENT
1336 words - 5 pagesWorldWarI, also known as the First WorldWar, and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars, was a world conflict lasting from August 1914 to the final Armistice (cessation of hostilities) on November 11, 1918.
The Allied Powers (led by the British Empire and France, and, after 1917, the United States) defeated the Central Powers (led by the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire), and led to the collapse of four empires and a radical change in the map of Europe. In this report I am going to tell you about how it all started, participants of the war, advantages and disadvantages of the war, strategies, and political and militaryVIEW DOCUMENT
2188 words - 9 pages"Knowledge is power lets take over the world"-NostajikSo many battles, so many wars, and so much bloodshed. The unprecedented amount of casualties, deaths, destruction and cruelty will truely make this century one to remember. With all this negativity a form of positivity was forged from it. We now have a higher technology and better understanding of how to react it certain cases in order to prevent mistakes made int he past. WWI and its prime example of the potential dangers of nationalism, militarism, and alliances. Although those actions or beliefs on their own can be positive it was the negative thatVIEW DOCUMENT
720 words - 3 pages many months of fighting, the Allies had won. The United States faced a dilemma after WorldWarI: whether they should return to isolationism or take the steps to become an international power. The United States, in fact, should have returned to isolationism after worldwarI.
After WorldWarI, the United States should have returned to isolationism so they would not be expected to fight any more wars. They did not want to be apart of another war which concerned Europe, and a war looked inevitable. If the United States kept their business to themselves, then there would be no problems. Woodrow Wilson dragged them into the war near the end, they fought, and then it was time to return toVIEW DOCUMENT
1636 words - 7 pagesBy 1917, WorldWarI was the most brutal conflict that had ever been seen on the world stage. It was no longer a war that only involved the European powers, but also countries from all over the world including the United States. During the war, the total number of casualties reached over 37 million and over eight million lives were lost (“WWI Casualty and Death Tables” 1). The extremely high number of casualties was mostly caused by new developments in warfare technology. One of the most well remembered weapons of WorldWarI was mustard gas. Mustard gas caused the soldiers’ skin and internal organs to blister and could be fatal, but could take anywhere from a week to an entire month toVIEW DOCUMENT
1084 words - 4 pagesThe United States had entered WorldWarI against many wishes of the American public, which made the ratification for the peace agreement an even more difficult task. Woodrow Wilson justified American involvement by claiming that an Ally victory would ensure a new world order. The war would be used as an instrument to "make the world safe for democracy". However, many Americans, government officials, and even the Allies did not agree with the progressive ideals that would be enforced to attain the peace that Wilson had desired and promised. This was made evident when Wilson's negotiations for the peace treaty were criticized and rejected by the leaders of the other Allied nations andVIEW DOCUMENT
1825 words - 7 pagesThe beginning of the 1900's was Canada's time to show the power it possessed. This was first shown by the rapid grow of its economy. Yet what the world did not know was how much more important Canada would be in a conflict much more important than the wealth of any nation. At the start of the Great War Canada was ready for action and enthusiastic about joining in on a "four month war" that would end by Christmas time. This would be a time for individuals to rise above the rest and have an adventure. Accept this was not the case, this was like no other war the world had ever seen, and Canada would have to rise toVIEW DOCUMENT
1534 words - 6 pagesWorldWarI was a war between the allies, which included Russia, France, Serbia, and Great Britain, against the central powers of Europe, which were made of Germany and Austria. When war broke out between Austria and Serbia in 1914, the alliance system drew the other European countries into the war and eventually, the rest of the world was brought into the conflict .In the early twentieth century, Germany was witnessing a prospering economy and feeling an increased sense of national pride. With the growing economy, Germany started 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 addedVIEW DOCUMENT
569 words - 2 pages WWI Causes
WorldWarI, a war that started out locally in Europe between Austria-Hungary and Serbia that later ended up including thirty two different nations. This war has been around for almost a century and yet the causes of it are still being debated. There are many different scenarios that have been considered. Some of the key reasons that were believed to have instigated WWI were nationalism, imperialism, militarism, and an arrangement of treaties. Also the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was believed to be one of the immediate causes.
Nationalism is the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other. From just reading the meaning ofVIEW DOCUMENT
8564 words - 34 pagesThe Origins Of WorldWarI 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 WorldWar 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 WorldWarI 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 ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1283 words - 5 pagesWorldWarI was a war that started in 1914 and ended in 1918. During this war, nearly 3,400,000 soldiers were killed. The main countries that were involved were Russia, France, Britain, and eventually the U.S.A. against Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. Although many causes can be traced back to starting the war, political factors were the main cause of the war. Other factors that also contributed to the war were geographical, economic, and cultural.
Political factors became a major reason for starting the war, especially among the main countries who later fought in in. Great Britain was the first country to have an industrial revolution, which allowed it to bring in more money thanVIEW DOCUMENT
964 words - 4 pagesWorldWarI, military conflict, from August 1914 to November 1918, that involved many of the countries of Europe as well the United States and other nations throughout the world. WorldWarI was one of the most violent and destructive wars in European history. Of the 65 million men who were mobilized, more than 10 million were killed and more than 20 million wounded. The term WorldWarI did not come into general use until a second worldwide conflict broke out in 1939 Before that year, the war was known as the Great War or the WorldWar.WorldWarIVIEW DOCUMENT
707 words - 3 pagesWorldWarI is easily one of the deadliest wars the world has ever seen. Millions of military associates and civilians were left injured, and even more, dead. The war took place within the four years of 1914 to 1918. In 1914, when a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, tensions had triggered in Europ. Austro-Hungary had then invaded Serbia; which then set of the start of a major world conflict. The war ended with an armistice on 11:11 on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the signing of the Versailles Treaty in 1918 and an Allied victory. Although it still remains a mystery to what the initial cause for WWI was, threeVIEW DOCUMENT
647 words - 3 pagesWhat 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 worldwar, however there has never been a conclusion that everyone accepts. Before 1930, most historians agreed that the first worldwar 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 itVIEW DOCUMENT
690 words - 3 pagesThe event that triggered the outbreak of WorldWarI 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 WorldWar 1(Baldwin, 1962). These include, the growth of nationalism, the growth ofVIEW DOCUMENT
3663 words - 15 pages for peace. After all, in January of 1916, Wilson stated that "so far as I can remember, this is a government of the people, and this people is not going to choose war." In retrospect, it is apparent that the vote for Wilson cloaked profound cleavages in public opinion. At the time of his inauguration, immigrants constituted one third of the population. Allied and German propaganda revived old-world loyalties among "hyphenated" European- Americans, and opinions about US intervention were sharply polarized. More than 8 million German-Americans lived in this country, and many were sympathetic to the cause of their homeland. Meanwhile, anti-German feeling was strong among the upper classes onVIEW DOCUMENT
870 words - 3 pagesMany people believe that WorldWarI was a historical achievement for Canada. That it helped Canada become a mature and grow into a nation. Canadians can't seem to realize the fact that Canada's involvement in the war was for nothing. The "coming of age" of Canada did not only have high economical costs, but it also created a large, lasting gap between French and English Canada. The lives that were lost during the war, however, were the highest price Canada had to pay. "The war was the unmaking of Canada as much as it was the making."It seems quite strange that a nation would get its sense of nationalismVIEW DOCUMENT
591 words - 2 pagesThe major powers that involved in WorldWarI 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 byVIEW DOCUMENT
712 words - 3 pagesEffects of WorldWarIWorldWarI was rising Nazi feeling across Europe, colonial and economic rivalries, which contributed to growing international tension. The main spark that started WorldWarI was the assassination of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June 1914. The heart of the conflict were the Central Powers, Germany and Austria-Hungary, and the Allied Powers, Britain, France, and Russia; Italy joined later in 1915, and then United States joined in 1917. WorldWarI was the first war to be fought on land, at sea, and in the air. WorldWarI brought more technological innovations than any conflict in history. Machine guns, battleships, land mines, barbed wireVIEW DOCUMENT
2327 words - 9 pagesCauses of WorldWarI
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. WorldWarI 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 ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1885 words - 8 pagesThere was a 17% difference in casualties from the Napoleonic Wars to WorldWarI. This can be credited mainly to the new weapons. There were many different weapons in WorldWarI, whether they were completely new or just variations and improvements of previous weapons. Some of the new weapons included machine guns, mustard gas, Zeppelins, and planes, while some of the improved weapons included the bolt-action rifle, the Howitzer, and pistols. The innovative new weapons that were introduced in WorldWarI have forever changed the way wars were fought.
WorldWarI was the bloodiest and most brutal battle at its time, and without all the new weapons, it might not have been. WorldWarIVIEW DOCUMENT
1165 words - 5 pagesThroughout history, there have been several conflicts that have disturbed the peace in various areas. One of these gruesome events happens to be WorldWarI, 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. WorldWarI was resolved to an extent with the Treaty of Versailles, but it was not entirely settled. This is clear because WorldWar II was a result of WorldWarI.
The assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife was definitely the most significantVIEW DOCUMENT
828 words - 3 pagesCauses of WorldWarI 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 setVIEW DOCUMENT
1368 words - 5 pagesDiscuss How WorldWar 1 Poets Express Their Views About The War.The three poems that I've chosen to discuss are written by three different poets that all have different views on the War. The first is called, 'Who's for the Game?' Written by Jessie Pope in 1916, it's a positive propaganda poem for the First WorldWar. The purpose of her poem was to get young men to join the army. The second poem is written by Wilfred Owen, 1917, called; 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'. His poem is illustrating his negative opinions on the WarVIEW DOCUMENT
1084 words - 4 pagesWorldWarI began in 1914 after the famous assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. But the Great War undoubtedly did not just happen. There was build up to the catastrophe that began way back to the times of Bismarck.During the German Unification, Bismarck had used a war with France to include the South German States into his German Empire. But in the process, he took the region of Alsace-Lorraine from the French, as well as a gigantic indemnity of two billion francs. Bismarck had created hostile relations with the French. But he also tried to make sure that France could not get its revenge by keeping good relations with all the world powers (except for Great Britain which wasVIEW DOCUMENT
3096 words - 12 pagesWorldWarI (1914-1920) was the war that Europe expected. It was the war that would "end all wars." Europe took up 7% of the earth's surface and dominated a large amount of the world's trade. They were actively exporting both its goods and culture all over the globe. Europe assumed they could discover the rules that governed the world and use them to fashion a better civilization. No one expected or wanted a general war, but liberal values served the goals of limited war, just as they have justified imperial conquest. Science and technology served as the interests of war. Statesmen and generals were sure that modern weapons would prevent a long war. Superiority in armed force became aVIEW DOCUMENT
1171 words - 5 pages the Allied advance of summer 1918. But since tanks were so new and undeveloped, there were many problems that made it unreliable. Inside the tank it was very hot and very noisy. It was almost impossible to see where you're going and sometimes people on the same side would get run over by accident. When a tank was hit by a shell, if the crew survived they would often go blind or deaf. A WorldWar One veteran, F. Mitchell, describes the horrible experience inside a tank while being attacked by enemy tanks:"Looking down on one occasion I saw to my horror that we were going straight down into a trench full of men who, huddled together, were yelling at the tops of their voices to attractVIEW DOCUMENT
980 words - 4 pagesA Comparison of WorldWarI and WorldWar II WorldWarI and WorldWar II, while started by much of the same
worldwide tensions, had drastically different results because of the
much more destructive nature of WorldWar II. Both world wars were
started, ultimately, by nationalism. WorldWarI was set up by the
complex entanglement of alliances created by this newfound nationalism
and WorldWar II, in many ways politically a continuation of WorldWarIVIEW DOCUMENT
876 words - 4 pagesIn both WorldWarI and WorldWar II, Americans on the homefront had to make sacrifices for their boys overseas. The cost of war is great-which led to economic problems such as inflation. All Americans were encouraged to do their part in winning the war-which could be anything from building airplanes, working at a steel mill, growing a "victory garden", or actually going over to Europe and fighting. Homefront economic conditions during WorldWarI and WorldWar II were very similar to each other because during both wars the government raised taxes, organized scientists to be a part of the warVIEW DOCUMENT
2018 words - 8 pagesWeapons of WorldWarI and WorldWar II
Have you ever thought about the advances of war technologies between WorldWarI and WorldWar II? There are many big differences including the atomic bomb and the strategies used. Some of the major differences in technology and strategies are infantry, aviation, biological, and naval warfare.
One of the big differences in WorldWarI and WorldWar II is the infantry. In WorldWarI troops in the infantry were outfitted with many things. It cost a total of $156.30 to outfit each troop with everything they would need to survive in France. Some of the main things the infantry would carry would be a springfield or a model 1917 rifle, a bayonet, oneVIEW DOCUMENT
1137 words - 5 pagesWorldWarI had been the main cause that led to WorldWar II. The victors of WorldWarI, namely France and Britain, had placed the blame of the war on Germany. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that was signed at the end of WorldWarI. It ended the state of war between the Allied Powers and Germany. In the Treaty of Versailles, the Germans were being legally forced to pay the reparations of WorldWarI. This led to the downfall of Germany. Germany went into a depression, quite awhile before the Great Depression began in the United States. As bad as things got in the United States, they were a lot worse in Germany. In Germany, it would cost a wheelbarrow full of money toVIEW DOCUMENT
810 words - 3 pagesThe End of WorldWarIAs the news of the individual surrender spread, fellow Germans saw that they were losing the war and started mutinies. Many people told the Kaiser to seek an armistice with the allies. However, he did not show any intensions of giving up. With the end so close, many American newspapers started to create rumors that the armistice had signed been signed by the Germans. They assumed that our leaders were suing for peace. They were still only considering signing an armistice. The American armistice was based on Woodrow Wilson's fourteen-point plan. He did have a hard time convincing the other allies that the fourteen-point plan was going to work. Wilson who wasVIEW DOCUMENT
673 words - 3 pages1 "WorldWarI and American Society"WorldWarI called by some to be the first modern war had many far-reaching effects on the American way of life that we know today. In the beginning the US maintained it stance of isolationism. As time went on it became apparent that war not only was an option but a necessity. WorldWarI had many impacts in American society, economics and politics. Whether or not these effects were positive is still a matter of perspective. Socially the effects on American society following the war wereVIEW DOCUMENT
929 words - 4 pagesThe Cause of WorldWarII Feel that there many reasons for the start of the First WorldWar and not just one, I think it’s a bit more complicated than that. I have put them into six categories but could be split into more if necessary. All the categories concern the main powers of Europe. The war was mainly started by feuds between the powers.
There are alliances between the powers, ‘ The Triple Alliance, ’ which contained: Germany, Austria and Italy. ‘ The Triple Entente, ’ which contained: Great Britain, Russia and France. The trigger to the warI feel was the Franz Ferdinand incident. Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austrian-Hungry throne, on the 28th of June 1914 wasVIEW DOCUMENT
1980 words - 8 pages Anthony J. Mitchell Summer 2002
U.S. Since 1865 History 2063
AFRICAIN AMERICAINS IN WORLDWARI
Before WORLDWARI, military service represented a source of black pride. Black educators, clergymen, and the press frequently referred to Negro heroes of America’s past wars. After the Civil War, the U.S, Army maintained four regular Negro regiments –the 9th and 10th Calvary and the 24th and 25th Infantry. These units included veterans of the civil war and the frontier Indian fighting regiments. Retired sergeants often became respected, conservative leaders in their communities. This history set a foundation for black support and involvement in America’s future wars.
In 1917, the UnitedVIEW DOCUMENT
1218 words - 5 pages"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 WorldWarI is generally true for many of the European empires including those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia and other nations throughout Europe. WorldWarI 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 forVIEW DOCUMENT
1617 words - 6 pages Leige). The initial objective was to seize the city of Liege, which was the best entrance into Belgium. Britain had close connections with Belgium due to the nearby location and was infuriated that Germany would invade a neutral country. Britain soon declared war against Germany, joining WorldWarI.The Western Front occupied most of northeastern France, as well as parts of northwestern Germany. In 1914 the northern and eastern frontier of France was about 600 km (400 mi) long and ran from northwest to southeast, with roughly 300 km (200 mi) facing Belgium and 300 km (200 mi) facing Germany (Microsoft, Encarta."WorldWarI"). After the entrance of Britain in the war, a series ofVIEW DOCUMENT