Causes Of Ww1 Essay Outline

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Causes of WW1 essay outline

Hook: Mr. Frip is advising that we use our specialized impact categories to highlight some of the long-term effects of the Great War.
-->Example: World War 1 was the cataclysmic event which would end the lives of 10 million young european men, therefore destroying an entire generation of Europeans. It would end the empires of Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary. Russia would resort to communism, which would promptly outlaw religion and impose a totalitarian government.

HC: The Congress of Vienna in 1814 created an atmosphere of peace in Europe that would last 100 years. Peace congresses were held regularly from 1843-1907 and, since the mid 1800s, peace organizations had been attempting to present non-violent solutions to European tensions. Though there were clashes such as the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 and the Crimean War of 1853, war began to become a thing of the past. However, in the years leading up to 1914, rising tensions among European powers would create a “powder keg” that required only the slightest spark to start a world war.

Thesis: Although militarism set a belligerent atmosphere in Europe, in the end, a system of alliances, nationalism, and imperialism were what caused the first world war.

Militarism (Concession): Though militarism readied nations for war, created tension with detailed military plans, and caused an arms race, in the end it did not play a large role in causing the great war
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