World War I, also known as the first World War, or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe the began on the 28th of July 1914 and lasted until the 11th of November 1918. World War I was a war that was fought between two sides with a few of the World’s greatest Nations of that time. The two sides were Triple Entente which included Britain, France, and Russia, and the Triple Alliance which was consisted of the countries Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. World War I left a mark on history as we know it, what could have possibly led to that war?, What were the underlying causes of World War I?. The major causes of “The Great War” or WWI consist of four long-term causes and one short-term cause. The common acronym that’s used for the four long-term causes to help students remember the causes of WWI is M.A.I.N; the acronym stands for Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism,and the short-term cause The Assassination of the ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo on the 28th of June 1914. To put all of this in a simpler way the five major causes of WWI was Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism, and the assassination of the ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand. Each of topics played a significant role in the reasons why WWI would begin.
In 1919, Treaty of Versailles was made after the World War I. Germany and Austria-Hungary was blamed for the Great War and was imposed financial debts and territorial dismemberment on them. Germans could not afford the huge debts and during the 1920s the Great Depression which started in the USA impacted the economies of the whole world. There was high unemployment and the prices of daily necessities were high. The German government was distrusted. People chose to believe a man Adolf Hitler with his extreme ideas, and Racism that promised to make Germany stand up again. After Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933, he had secretly built up a military and
Militarism is glorifying military power as well as maintaining a big army. In WW1 armies where of course the most important fight. Without an army there was no defense on your side and countries would’ve most likely been destroyed at an instant. When someone glorifies something they usually want it so bad that it ends up happening. If people want war they get war. A powerful country needs a powerful military in order to defend and protect what they stand for. People depended on militarism in order for war to be successful People accepted war as a necessity. “War is life itself. Nothing exists in nature, is born, or multiplies except by combat.” (document B) War was essential and if someone won a war militarism only increased causing people to continue with the world war. If everyone keeps reinforcing their supplies and continues believing that the only way to get something good out of everything is by fighting, then war will not be cut short. We can also see more examples of this in document C where it shows citizens saying “Better war then this perpetual waiting” and “men and women were delighted at the prospect of war”. Lastly in document L it clearly gives an example of how militarism effected people. It made them think that war was the only way out of everything. They took the path because “without power, without a strong army and a strong navy, there can be no welfare.” (document
There was a lot of reasons World War 1 commenced imperialism, assassination, nationalism, alliances, and militarism are a few of WW1’s causes. On June 28th, 1914 archduke of Austria-Hungary and his wife were on their way home from an event when their driver took a wrong turn and Blackhand member Gavrilo Princip just happened to be in the alleyway where they stopped to turn around. Gavrilo Princip quickly pulled out his gun and shot both Archduke and his wife. This Assassination caused Serbia and Austria-Hungary to declare war which lead to WW1. Militarism is the belief or desire of a government of people that I country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests. Militarism denoted a rise in military expenditure, an increase in military and naval forces, more influence of the military men upon the policies of the civilian government, and a preference for force as a solution to problems. This caused the war because it built up nations armies and when you have a huge army that's good you use it. Imperialism is a policy of extending another country‘s power and influence through colonization, and use of military force to create empires they exploited weaker countries. This policy of one nation dominating other countries or regions caused the war because countries wanted to be huge empires like Great Britain. There were many causes of World War 1 but the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand,
For more than four years, World War One (WW1) was a conflict that caused a destruction to land and many family members who have lost their lives. Over sixteen million civilians were killed and ten million men died during the war. WW1 broke out because of the four main causes; Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism and Nationalism. Militarism was a crucial aspect that caused WW1 to break out because countries such as France and Germany had created a huge army to prepare for war. The Alliances was a fundamental long-term factor that led to the outbreak of WW1 as countries also decided to align with other countries so they could help each other if one goes to war. Imperialism was another vital factor that caused WW1 to erupt as many countries scrambled for territories that were not taken which began the tension of countries trying to expand their empire. Lastly, Nationalism was a very important reason in causing WW1 as European countries felt that they were more superior than the rest of the countries.
There is a seemingly endless list of reasons why WWI started but their were 3 main ones that caused the war to escalate into such an international one. The first reason is Alliances this is an important one because most of the countries that became large parts of this war weren’t directly involved in the original conflict. But, were involved through alliance and backing up their “little brother.” The next reason was the Arms Race because Germany especially had began creating new, bigger, and better weapons that could kill more people faster than older guns and other weapons. After that those weapons were created countries began creating all the new weapons in bulk. This made them kinda want to “show off” their new arsenal of fancy, new, better, guns (causing them to be a bit more “antsy” for war). The next and final reason was The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Although the actual assassination of the Archduke wouldn't have been very important to the war at any other time. But, his assassination at this time caused the war to actually begin because all the countries have been at each other's necks just waiting for any reason to start a war.
World War I was the first world war and was also called the war to end all wars. This war caused many wives to become widows and left other families sad for their lose. The war lasted about 4 years and involved two alliances, the Triple alliance and the Triple Entente. World War I was harsh but what was the main cause of the war? The main cause for World War I was militarism.
WW1 actually began as a conflict within Europe, then it slowly progressed and became a world war. Tension began growing within the European countries caused by many different things. Such as, militarism, imperialism, alliances, and nationalism. Each one of these had an effect on reason why the war was started. Imperialism is viewed as one of the main reasons why the war starts. It started a competetions among the nations. The intense competetions grew so much that the nation’s seeked help by the strongest and best countries. Although some people will also say that nationalism was a main influence to cause the war. For the main reason that it had caused economic and territory issue through Europe, growing just as tension as imperialism. Militarism and alliances had put drastic effects on the war but not believe to start it. Militarism was a race to build up armies during nationalism. Each nation was terrified that another country would try to attack them, so built up their armies in defense.
Entering World War 1 was a very important decision for the United States that greatly affected its outcome. Two things stand out as the main reasons for entering the war. Firstly, was Germany’s unrestricted submarine warfare. Secondly, was the UK’s interception of the Zimmerman Telegram.
Back when World War One existed, there was fierce competition for bigger, better, stronger military forces and naval forces, creating a sense of competition. Environments were created where violence and war was the best solution to handle disagreements or disputes. The armies of both France and Germany had doubled between 1870 and 1914 and strong competition for who was master of the seas, causing other countries to be jealous and feel inferior. The governments were highly influenced by military leaders dominating military leaders within the European countries, increasing defence and arms spending. Militarism not only affected the policy bot however, affected shaped the media, culture and public opinion in the time of WW1.
Militarism preferred force as a solution to problems, which was one of many things that led to World War I. Nations mobilized their military to show support for their alliances and as a method of inflicting fear to their enemies. This led to development of more military equipment and increase in the number of troops. When one nation improved their military, the other nations felt they needed to build a better one. Eventually alliances were formed between nations to ensure that no country became stronger and powerful than the others.
There is no cut and dry answer why WWI began. It seems like all of the countries were acting as if they were a group of teenage girls in high school gossiping about one another and doing antagonistic things to badger each other to make themselves feel better due to their own insecurities. It could be argued many ways why WWI started but I believe that it was brought upon by grudges that were held over a long period of time, until, “the straw that broke the camel’s back”, which was the assassination of the Archduke France Ferdinand. With support from Germany’s blank check, Austria-Hungary secured a bond with Germany that led to Franz Joseph signing his declaration of war on Serbia. With tensions building between the two countries, prior to the assassination, there were definitely things that had been boiling under the surface. The responsibility of WWI does not lie on one country; all participants played a role in its beginning whether it was direct or indirect.
The war killed almost 7 million civilians and 10 million military personnel”(Historyonthenet). World War 1 was a necessary conflict because of alliances, military tactics, and new inventions. One of the reasons
The First World War began as a test of strength among the might nations of Europe. World War One, also known as the Great War, was different from all wars that had ever been experienced. It was so different from all the other wars because there were new technologies used (such as the machine gun), poison gases and trench warfare.
The First World War was one of the single most momentous developments in European history, so much so, that many actually consider World War I the moment where the nineteenth century ended and Europe transitioned into the twentieth century. There are many different reasons for World War I, no event as complicated and important as a war and especially a World War has one cause. One of the most important of these reasons for World War I was an escalation of tensions between Great Britain and Germany in the first couple of decades of the twentieth century. These tensions were fueled by an increasing naval arms race between the two countries. The Anglo-German arms race in the lead-up to World War I was a very good display of the problems associated with the security dilemma and the reason why preparing for war might actually make it more likely. In short, the Anglo-German naval arms race, precipitated by the introduction of the Dreadnought Class battleships increased tensions in Europe demonstrated by the security dilemma which directly led to World War I.