Even though it is believed that World War I was initialized by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, others believe that there were a number of issues that played into the start of the war. There are said to be four areas that played into the cause of World War I, including the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the other three are imperialism, militarism, and nationalism. In this paper, we will discuss all of these areas to see how they played a part. We will also discuss what events drew the United States into World War I.
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.
There are many reasons why World War One occurred in 1914, many are complex and remain controversial which is why the matter has been disputed to this day by historians all over the world. My theory is that a lot of those reasons and the trigger factor all links to one thing; the alliance system. The alliance system is what made countries oppose each other and become rivals making it the most significant factor. It had an impact on who supported who when Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. This was only the spark that started war in Europe; there were long term causes that contributed to the war and were the origins. This answer will explain the causes focusing on how they contributed to World War One and what the important links are
World War I, also known as the “Great War” was a global affair that started in Europe. This tragedy began August 1st, 1914 with Germany declaring war on Russia for multiple reasons. The acronym M.A.I.N is used to analyze the war and the four causes for why it happened. M-militarism, which was building a stronger military that was always prepared for war. A-alliances, were agreements between countries to keep peace among the Great Powers. I-imperialism, when nations seek to take over other countries politically, economically, and socially. Last N-nationalism, which is believing people should be loyal to their own country or nation. The top two underlying causes of World War I are alliances and nationalism because of how they effectively impacted
World War I, or the Great War, was one of the largest widespread wars in all of world history. However, it set the path for World War II when other countries came to blame Germany and thus crushing their government and economy, and amassed large destruction over multiple countries in Europe, such as Britain, France, and Germany, especially. It is important to understand how these wars came to be. During a dispute between Austria-Hungary and Serbia,which led to the assassination of the Austria-Hungarian leader Archduke Franz Ferdinand, years of separate alliances, bad international relations, and growth of arms all brought up the then inevitable outbreak of World War I.
World War 1 was caused by long term tensions between European nations. This followed the unsuccessful attempt of France trying to achieve dominance in Europe. However on the 28th June 1914 there was an assassination of the Austrian heir- Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s, in his visit in Sara Jevo, Serbia. (Dugan 2000) Figure 2 shows an artist’s illustration of the Heir, his wife and the assassin during the attack. This resulted in Austria declaring war on Serbia. Russia soon pledged an alliance with Serbia, this was not long after Germany declared war on Russia. (Dugan 2000)
In 1914 Europe was embroiled in a catastrophic war for power, pride and land. This war is now known as The Great War, First World War or The First War, because if it’s unprecedented and unparalleled slaughter, carnage and destruction. The 4-year war was a battle between the Central Powers, who were mainly Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey against the allies, who were mainly France, Britain, Italy and Russia. It finally ended in 1918 with the defeat of the Central Powers and also the devastating deaths of 10 million soldiers.
June 28, 1914, is a date to remember, it resembles the beginning of the first world war. This war is very well known to people all over the world, yet the cause of this catastrophic conflict has not been clearly identified. There are many elements to generate a war, such as imperialism, militarism, nationalism, and alliances within the nations. Although these are great and important reasons to the start of World War I, it was the nationalism that every country obtained that drove them to become the best and had sparked the war. Nationalism played the largest role in causing the war because when all the countries wanted the best for themselves, imperializing became a great need between the nations. Similarly, nationalism was also the central
World War II-- also known as The Holocaust / The Genocide -- was the world 's second 'Great War '. World War II was much more larger in scale and more longer in duration. World War I had only lasted for four years, while World War II had lasted for six years. I find it quite interesting that contrary to popular belief; the United States did not enter World War II until 2 years after the genesis of the conflict. It was only in 1941, when the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor that the United States had entered the war. World War II started in 1939 due to Germany performing an unprovoked attack on Poland. Surprisingly, only a few months later after Germany invaded Poland; the whole European continent was at war. In 1939, the United States was not ready to go to war. In the early 20th century, the United States Army only ranked 39th in the world. Many Americans believed that the United States could not handle another global conflict right after the Great Depression. Although the United States was not 'officially ' part of the war at that time, that did not stop the United States from becoming 'unofficially ' involved.
World War I, also known as the Great War, started in 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. This conflict was originally rather minor, but soon, a multitude of different nations were becoming involved. The reason for this was mainly because of the alliances that different countries had made with each other. These countries, such as Germany, Russia, Great Britain, and France quickly became involved in the war. Troops were sent off to fight on the western and eastern fronts of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Germany led very harsh attacks against the Allies and held the upper hand towards the beginning of the war. In 1917 the Allies (Russia, France, Great Britain, and Italy) gained vital countries, but unfortunately lost some in return. In 1917, Russia was taken out of the war by the Bolshevik Revolution, and the United States joined the fight against Germany. Originally the US had been a neutral nation, but after Germany began attacking US ships and submarines as well as making plans with Mexico against this neutral nation, they decided to join the Allies (Editor). After this point the war became increasingly intense for soldiers, as well as people at home. Soldiers tirelessly fought for their countries with an unyielding sense of patriotism and many sacrificed their life for their nation. During WWI, new technologies were introduced that made life for the soldiers increasingly more
The U.S had several ties to the Allies, including trade and business interests. President Woodrow Wilson had always maintained America’s foreign relations, with both Allies and Central Powers. These relations allowed Wilson to announce America’s neutrality in the Great War. Since America was officially neutral in the war, they were obligated to continue trade with both alliances. Although, when
The devastation of the Great War (as World War I was known at the time) had greatly destabilized Europe, and in many respects World War II grew out of issues left unresolved by that. In particular, political and economic instability in Germany and lingering resentment over the harsh terms imposed by the Versailles Treaty, fueled the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist (Nazi) Party.
World War I was the result of several years of constant increasing tensions in Europe. This was because of old ideas and beliefs saturated across the world's nations at the time. The main ingredients that sent the world into war were militarism, nationalism, and imperialism. These factors, next to a strict alliance system, only needed a spark to place the continent on the short road to war. This “spark” came on July 28, 1914, when Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. As a result, Austria-Hungary issued the July Ultimatum to Serbia which made demands that no nation would accept. The Serbian refusal activated the alliance system which made Russia mobilize to aid Serbia within a short matter of weeks. This led to Germany mobilizing to aid Austria-Hungary and then France to support Russia, finally starting the First World War.
The year 1914 brought with it the beginning of World War One, a profound war lasting a remarkable four years of relentless battles, bombings, and killings. It may be hard to conceive, but before the war officially broke out on July 28, 1914, Europe had been in the midst of a peaceful period that had lasted almost a century. The Great War did not end until November 11 of 1918. The Allies, initially consisting of England, France, and Russia, fought against the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary; however, the two opposing sides were soon reorganized because more countries joined the fight. Ultimately, the Allies were joined by the United States, Japan, and Italy, while the Central Powers were joined by the Bulgaria and Ottoman
A war crime is an act that constitutes a serious violation of the law of war that gives rise to individual criminal responsibility. Examples of war crimes include intentionally killing civilians or prisoners, torture, destroying civilian property, taking hostages, perfidy, rape, soldiers, pillaging, declaring that no quarter will be given, and using weapons that cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering. The concept of war crimes began to emerge during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century when the body of customary applicable to warfare between sovereign states was codified. Such codification occurred at the national level, such as with the publication of the Lieder Code in the United States, and at the international level with the adoption of the treaties during the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907. Moreover, trials in national courts during this period further helped clarify the law. Following the end of World War II, major developments in the law occurred. Numerous trials of Axis war criminals established the Nuremberg principles, such as notion that war crimes constituted crimes defined by international law. Additionally, the Geneva Conventions in 1949 defined new war crimes and established that states could exercise universal jurisdiction over such crimes. In the late 20th century and early 21st century, following the creation of several international courts, additional categories of war crimes applicable to armed conflicts