Effects Of The War On The World

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On July 28th of the year of 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, thus marking the official start of World War I. Soon after alliances brought other countries into the war including France, Germany, Russia, Italy, and Great Britain. Austria charged into Serbia, Germany attacked Belgium and France, and Russia attacked Germany and Austria. The United States attempted to stay neutral in the war. However, due to acts of aggression against the United States, the country joined the war in April of 1917. In fall of 1918, agreements were signed and the war was reached the end. The history of the war, the events that took place, and the effects it had on the world are incredibly intriguing to learn about. However, the underlying causes of the war are extremely significant and continue to impact the world today. This is especially important because of the fact that history often repeats itself which is nonetheless proven with the rise of the second world war in the year of 1939. So what were the causes you may ask? In the shortest of terms they were: Imperialism, alliances, loss of leadership, Militarism, Nationalism, the break-up of Austria and Turkey, and lastly, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Imperialism caused intense tension in Europe. This led to conflict that later spread throughout the world. First, what is Imperialism? In layman’s terms, it is the want for more. Countries were craving more power. They wanted supreme authority and that would involve
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