Why Countries Go to War

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By Tan Kabra April 29th, 2009

Why Countries Go To War

There are many reasons why countries go to war. One country may want to go to war to take revenge on something that another country or countries did to them. Germany, for example, wanted to take revenge on the rest of the European nations after they all unanimously agreed that the responsibility for the First World War should be laid upon Germany. Countries also go to war for another reason, territorial expansion. The crusades were a good example of this because even though they started out a holy war, they converted into wars that focused on expanding borders. There are many other reasons why wars start, but revenge and land expansion are the two greatest ones.
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But that itself is another factor of war. After World War I especially, allies became tangled up. With secret alliances and public ones, countries were facing war basically with themselves in some cases and after sometime, nobody was really sure with who they were allies with (Doc 3). Not only were these countries forming alliances with each other, but their militaries were growing in enormous rates. These were some of the main reasons, even though there were multiple others about how and why World War II ended in a disagreement or other peace agreements. World War II and the crusades show one how wars start and some of the reasons for it, and how wars can end in expected or unexpected results. The events that led up to World War II were severe in some cases. One of these events was the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which stated that Germany was to bear the burden of the entire First World War (doc 4). Germany was angered greatly by this treaty because they knew that they could never pay the debt by themselves. The treaty also had other consequences for Germany. It limited Germany’s army to 100,000. This was bad because the size of Germany was great and the army was now so small that it could possible not cover the whole country. One thing that was unexpected about the outcome of World War II was that Poland created its polish provisional government (doc 6). It was not very free from many nations that were located
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