Germany Responsible for World War I? Essay examples

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‘Germany was responsible for the outbreak of World War One'. How far do you agree? World War one has become to be known as "The Great War". It was known as "The War to end all Wars". Many people believe Germany was responsible for the outbreak of war in 1914. To solely blame one country or one single act for the cause of World War One is wrong as there are more than one country involved and more than one event that caused World War One. Even if Germany was responsible for the war the other major powers should take some blame, as they did nothing to prevent the war but fuel it. The origins of World War One go back to 1870 when France went to war with Prussia. Prussia was the states of Germany. After the war in 1871 Prussia had taken…show more content…
Then on June 28th 1914 the Archduke of Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on an official visit to Sarajevo. This assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the perfect thing to set off the chain reaction that lead to the war in 1914. After the assassination Austria-Hungary sent Serbia an ultimatum. Serbia sent Austria-Hungary a response, which Austria-Hungary was not happy with so on 28th of July 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Russia, bound by treaty to Serbia, announced mobilisation army in Serbia's defence. Germany allied to Austria-Hungary, viewed the Russian mobilisation as an act of war against Austria-Hungary and declared war on Russia on 1 August. France bound by an alliance to Russia responded by declaring war against Germany and Austria-Hungary on 3 August. Germany promptly responded by invading neutral Belgium so as to reach Paris by the shortest possible route. Britain who was allied to France placed by moral obligation to defend France, declared war against Germany on 4 August. Britains reason for entering conflict obligated to defend neutral Belgium by the terms of a 75-year old treaty. With Germany's invasion of Belgium on 4 August, and the Belgian King's appeal to Britain for assistance, Britain committed to Belgium's defence later that day. With Britain's entry into the war, Britains colonies abroad variously offered military and financial assistance; these colonies included Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and
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