1. a. After examining one of the maps of Europe, explain whether Germany or Great Britain had the greater need for a strong navy. Germany b. Explain why you chose this country. Because Germany was surrounded by the Triple Entente (the Great Britain, France, Russia).
Because of World War I America would have the second largest navy in the world and largest standing army at the war’s conclusion and that massive military would now back up in the U.S.’s claim that it truly was a world power and it helped the U.S. become a major player on the world stage as well as the signing of the armistice that would follow. That is why
THE CAUSES OF WORLD WAR ONE Erin Henke-King 1. a) After examining one of the maps of Europe, explain whether Germany or Great Britain had the greater need for a strong navy. Great Britain had the greater need for a strong navy b) Explain why you chose this country. I chose Great Britain because they are an island country, Surrounded by water on all sides, So They would have to have a strong navy to protect all of their borders. c) Based on the state of the arms race in 1914, if you were a German citizen, how would you feel? Explain why.
European imperialism rose between 1870 and 1920 because of economic, political, and social forces. The Industrial revolution helped advance the European nations through technology. These nations were able to control over many areas around the world. Economic forces such as survival of the fittest, political forces such as growing powers of governments, and social forces such as racism. They were most responsible for the new imperialism.
Considering that Realpolitik focused on preventing a war within Europe and Weltpolitik aggressively asserted German dominance, it can be validly argued that this direct change in German foreign policy played a major role in bringing about the First World War. Another reason that German foreign policy was so greatly scrutinized was because of the Anglo-German naval rivalry which was creating tension within Europe. As long as Germany built, Britain would be a German enemy. The German government dramatically increased the development of German Ships. [i] This arms race and change in German foreign policy, believing they needed to control the seas was seen as a definite and direct cause
Theodore Roosevelt to describe the assertion of U.S. dominance as a moral imperative. 8. The Influence of Sea Power upon History: 1660-1783 -is an influential treatise on naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power throughout history and discusses the various factors needed to support a strong navy. 9.
When a country increases their power and wealth by bringing additional territories is called Imperialism. Before World War 1 even started, Africa and parts of Asia were the conjecture of European countries. With the multitude of natural resources that Africa and parts of Asia had offer these countries were the basis towards imperialism. Since with the increasing amounts of enigmatic competition and the simple desire to increase power, territory, and wealth lead to a great impasse that would later help push the world into World War 1. Around 1914 Germany started to have a huge increase in military buildup.
Foreign Policy America near the turn of the twentieth century was just coming into its own on the world stage. She was growing in influence, wealth, and power. America was seeing the widespread production of railroads and the first skyscrapers towered over the American people. The men in charge of the country during this particular period oversaw the growth of the United States were Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt. Each president was presented with a unique set of challenges, but they all responded according to their own theories and beliefs.
Known for his enthusiasm towards American politics, his Spanish War hero persona, and a dedicated reform driven governor, Roosevelt found himself taking office as vice-president of the United States on March 4, 1901 and following McKinley’s assassination President on September 14, 1901. Shortly after returning to politics, opportunity had presented itself to further satisfy America’s need for manifest destiny. The French had embarked on the idea of creating a canal that would connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, creating a water way to better improve transportation and drastically cut down cost. This enormous engineering feat had not only claimed countless French lives, but had proved to be too expensive to continue. Roosevelt had realized this great potential and purchased the equipment and rights from the French to pursue this project.
An American Empire The ancient, rather generic definition of imperialism has evolved since its introduction by the Persians, Athenians, Macedonians, and Romans. Specifically, imperialism’s evolution may be seen through United States’ foreign policy from the expansionist policies of the Spanish-American War to the current ideological and economic motives behind the War on Terror. Imperialistic intentions may be connected to over a century of war engagements. It is the motives behind these intentions that are in essence responsible for sparking the evolution into a new imperialism. As the political reality of the world changes through history, American foreign policy must respond to these changes in order gain power, maintain power,