These can be categorised into long term reasons and short term reasons. The most significant short term reason to why the war broke out was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Austria. This contributed to the war a lot and was the spark that started it off. There were many long term reasons too, but the most important ones were Imperialism, Militarism, nationalism and alliances. These influenced the war majorly and were the main explanation to why large quantities of countries were prepared for it when it took place in 1914.
Those empires ruled many national groups that clamored for independence. The Balkan Peninsula caused tensions and therefore threatened to ignite a major war. Rivalry for control of the Balkans added to the tensions that erupted into World War 1. Advances in technology helped aid in making military forces in the war stronger. Every one of Europe’s Great Powers developed a excessive belief in its own cultures economic and military powers.
To what extent was imperialism a cause of the First World War? The First World War, was one of the most violent wars ever fought. Numerous historians worldwide have tried to understand what where the causes of this gruesome war. Marxist historians believed that the Great War was the result of the competition of capitalist businessmen. They argued that Imperialism played a major role in the war.
This triggered WWI and led to further violence and unrest among several other countries such as Germany, Britain, France, Austria – Hungary Empire and Italy. There were several important Battles during World War I and these battles fall under the first category. All of these interactions in Europe during World War I were diplomatic, related to the military and problems of countries during the war. Diplomacy determined how battles were fought and how other military interactions happened. Military interactions were based on the technology such as trench warfare, submarines, airplanes and tanks.
Rachael Su February, 2015 Global 4 Pd. 1 Imperialism DBQ During the late 1800s and early 1900s, strong, powerful nations began to conquer and take over other nations for their raw materials and strategic positioning. Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and Japan were nations that took part in these actions. The mentality of these nations was similar to Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection and the survival of the fittest. These nations along with others felt that they were the strongest nations and that they were doing other nations a favor when they conquered them.
The first and foremost reason as to why state control over society increased in the years 1914-1916 is because the war was the closest to global proportions anyone had ever seen. It quickly became known as a ‘total war’, meaning there were immense consequences for everyone in society. This led to the government creating the Defence Of the Realm Act, or DORA, so as to act early in order to establish their control. DORA led to changes in state control over everything, from transport to censorship, and it was all in order to protect Britain and ensure a victorious end to the war. There were many political reasons which influenced the increase of state control over society, for example the shell scandal.
Jordan Shaw Period 6 Honors History 12/ /2012 There were many causes of World War but the main causes was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the increasing amount of money spent on armaments in 1914 and militarism, and the choices made by the political and military leaders of Europe. There is always a catalyst to any sort of reaction whether it be chemically or even in a life-changing event. The assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie on June 28th 1914 was that catalyst that brought about a vast change across Europe, even if it was on purpose or not. Garrilo Princip, member of Society of the Black Hand and assassinator, probably didn’t know that the choice he made was going to lead to a world war, but life is full of imperfections and unforeseeable events. The assassination lead to Austria-Hungary sending out an ultimatum that basically stated AH would suppress anti-Austrian activity, dismiss Serbian officials that showed anti-Austrian behavior, and the right to be able to meddle around in Serbia State.
World War II was a unique event in human history because it gave a huge impact on human’s lives, the consequences has shaked the world. There are several effects to be focus on after World War II ended. This essay will discuss the impacts based on its politic, economic, and social and ideology before it determines which effect was the most important one. Politically, World War II had caused the rise and fall of powers that were involved in the war. The war had created the division of two superpowers; The Soviet Union and The United States.
What might have been armies of hundreds have now turned into armies of millions. But, the greatest difference is that war is no longer linear. Long ago there were two sets of people fighting against each other and only the pair was affected, but now war effects the entire world, both on the battlefield and back on the home front. War no longer only affects the people who died and their families, but also entire generations who laid witness to the terrors which took place. This new concept of a generation of people being in ruin as a result of war is depicted perfectly by Erich Maria Remarque.