Australia 's Involvement During World War I

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Australia’s involvement in World War 1 was very important. World War 1 went from July 28th 1914 to November 11th 1918. It lasted 4 years over in Europe before it died down to a complete stop. There were long term tensions that caused the war and there were a lot of treaties and alliances involved.

World War 1 started when Germany and Britain went to war on July 28th 1914. The war outbreak was greeted with great enthusiasm in Australia and other countries all over the world. There were many causes of the war. There were territorial, economical, and political conflicts in the 4 decades leading up to the war between the Great European Powers. Other causes were militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism. The causes were very complicated and by 1914 Europe had divided into 2 camps.

An alliance is a formal political, military or economic agreement between 2 or more nations. Alliances also include a promise and trust. The major allied powers in World War 1 were the British Empire, France and the Russian Empire which were formally linked by the Treaty of London. The main alliances were the Triple Entente and the Triple alliance. The Triple Entente was between Britain, France and Russia made in the 1890s while the Tripe Alliance was between Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary made in 1882. Other alliances and treaties were the Treaty of Versailles, Treaty of Alexandrpolos, Armistice or Erzincan, Armistice of Salonica, Armistice of Villa Giusti, Treaty of Brest-Litovsk,…
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