The Success Of The Formation Of Ww1

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“No one wants war”, states David Lloyd George, an English politician during the beginning stages and rising tensions that would eventually spill over to produce the first great war of the 19th century, World War One. The factors that lead to the formation of WW1 were a combination of fragile alliances, the race for power, ignorance, and the assassination of an Austrian duke. Each of these issues contributed to rising tensions, and while the civilized world remained oblivious, the war had begun on July 1914. To begin, the benefit of having alliances is an essential way to ensure that all parties protect similar interests such as security and borders, but when these interests compete wit hone another, they turn a strong alliance into a fragile relationship of uncertainty and mistrust. This happened several times before and during the war as country’s interests changed, such as Italy switching from the allied powers to the axis for the promise of land from Germany. When these national interests take prominence over the maintenance of alliances, it leads to a constant state of uncertainty and mistrust between countries. Another issue that stretched the relations between European powers is the race for Imperialism and the rise of nationalism as a way of social control. Imperialism, from a Marxist perspective was the race for imperial powers between European powers, the colonies in an empire offered the owner an access to more wealth and power in the world, making them a target
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