Ruben Torres Mr. Godfrey 1A Submarine Warfare Submarine warfare is when submarines are used to attack enemy shipping. The first sinking of an enemy ship by submarine happened on February 17, 1864. World War I was when the world realized the value of submarine warfare, after the use of unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany on January 9, 1917. Prior to the War to End All Wars, submarines played only a small role in the plans of attack or deployment soldiers in war, serving primarily only as coastal defense units. While most generals and commanders did not think submarines could be used in naval strategy and tactics, they were proven to be wrong.
It has been argued for a long time if Germany is to blame for causing world war one. This essay will argue if Germany is responsible for the first world war which took part in 1914-1918. There can be different opinions to this question but it is hard to blame only one contry for such a big war. German government was very eager to rule the world and be part of the big countries in Europe, especially like Great Britain. This ruling is inadequate and can make the other countries aggressive and full of hatred.
Germany proposed an alliance by saying, "That we shall make war together and together make peace. We shall give general financial support, and it is understood that Mexico is to reconquer the lost terrority in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona..." According to Arthur Zimmerman, their alliance with Mexico would be beneficial to Mexico and themselves. Germany wanted America to stay neutral, but Great Britain interfered.A final reason why the United States changed their position regarding involvement in World War One was President
Germany’s U-boat warfare was another reason for Cuba’s entry into the war. This warfare was aggressive against all neutral peoples, the principles of humanity, and the principles of justice. Under these threats, they had no choice but to go to war. Another reason to go to war was the sugar trade. Cuba had to use a Swedish ruse to safely and successfully ship sugar, an ingredient in bomb-making, to Britain and France.
Attack on Pearl Harbour The attack that destroyed Pearl Harbour occurred on December the 7th, 1941; this attack was a complete surprise. The United States of America had remained neutral during most of World War II. Pearl Harbour newspaper accounts described that shocking even for the record books and outline how, within only minutes after the initial attack by the Japanese, seven of the eight battleships stationed at Pearl Harbour had taken massive hits from bombs and torpedoes. Sometime before the attack on Pearl Harbour; Pearl Harbour newspaper accounts reported the growing anti-Japanese groups rising in the United States in the late 1930s due to the bloody war that occurred in China with the Japanese, as well as from the sinking of a US Navy gunboat. Leading up to Pearl Harbor, the U.S., along with Britain, East Indies and the Netherlands, formed an oil and steel agreement against Japan that did not allow these materials to be traded with them, this embargo later caused major panic in Japan due to the restricted resources.
One event that created a good platform and story for Yellow Journalism was the maine. This started a motive for revenge. The Maine was sent to Havana to protect American Property. Mysteriously the ship exploded killing 260 men. There was no explanation but this angered American casuring them to want to go to war.
The League of Nations, were an organization to create global peace after the World War 1 which caused continental scale destruction in Europe from 28th January 1914 till 11th November 1918. It was a war where total 37 million people were wounded or dead. After this deadly war, The League was set up to settle international conflicts and prevents war through the collective security. Although the League was set up to settle conflicts around the world in a fair and peaceful solution, it soon failed its job due to the greed of the member states. The League of Nations was an organization thought of by Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of United States.
Another was the Zeppelin air raids. That was the first time that there were casualties away from the battlefields. This time, the ones who died were the civilians, the innocent women and children who were killed for the sole purpose of reducing morale. The second reason was that the whole world wanted to avoid a repetition of the first world war. One way of achieving this was by stripping Germany of its abilities to strike again.
There were many reasons how the Nazi Soviet Pact played a greater part in causing war in 1939 than the policy of appeasement such as an important factor, which let Hitler invade Poland without having to fight a war on two fronts. Also, after the failure of appeasement, the British had guaranteed polish security. Once Germany invaded, the British would be forced to declare war. The Nazi Soviet Pact can be considered major causes of World War Two, however the policy of appeasement was the most important reason for the war. The Nazi-Soviet pact was responsible for the outbreak of war because France and Britain had decided to finally intervene.
The alliance would act as a ‘buffer’ towards Germany. The second alliance was ‘The Triple Alliance’. This was a full military alliance (meaning that they could all be dragged into a war if there was conflict with one of the countries) between Germany, Austria Hungary, and Italy. This was formed among other reasons to protect the three countries, as France wanted revenge from a previous war. The alliances, although designed to prevent war, would drag many more countries into a war than the to conflicting countries, meaning more countries got involved resulting in a larger war.