2. How did the naval arms race encourage the development of the alliance system the way it did? Be sure to refer to Great Britain, France, Germany, and Russia, as well as each of the alliance groups specifically. Britain had a strong navy due to its state of being an island country, having control over the oceans and being part of the Triple Entente including France and Russia. This encouraged Germany to increase its strength in navy because of the rivalry between Great Britain and Germany.
World War I stats: world war 1 included, 3 continents, 31 countries, 65 mill soldiers, 37 casualties, 91,198 deaths by gas, 6395 allied and neutral ships lost, 186.3 bill financial loss. Some causes include, industrial revolution, militarism (Germany), nationalism(Serbia), alliancism(triple alliance). Immediate Cause: assassination of archduke Francis Ferdinand by gavrilo princip, June 28th, 1914 escalation: after the archduke was killed, a series of events was set in motion, to change the world. A-H(Austria- Hungary) declared was on Serbia Russia mobilized to aid Serbia. Germany aids A-H, declares was on Russia.
This major Imperialism occurred during the late 19th Century and early 20th century. It had more negative effects in the modern world today then positive effects. While many countries in Asia and Africa are now similar because of how imperialism affected it, there are other ways that imperialism affected other countries, which is why Asia and Africa became so different despite starting out the same. The main reason why Africa was under imperialism was because European countries wanted more colonies to symbolize they had more power than everyone else, and Africa’s army was not nearly as strong as Europe’s. After Europe set up colonies all across the continent, there were many resources found.
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.
The late nineteenth century imperialism from the European countries led to the scramble for Africa. Although in many cases Africa did resist, it was inevitable that the Europeans would succeed and Africa succumbed easily. There were many factors that led to imperialism taking place and the need for Africa. This essay will discuss the reasons for the late nineteenth century European imperialism, the scramble for Africa and why Africa succumbed so easily to the Europeans. The Europeans were the leading colonial empires of the world, England being the largest, France being the second with Portugal, Spain and Holland following suit.
Because Germany was surrounded by the Great Britain, France, Russia. So Germany was land-locked. Germany needed a strong navy so that it would have a place in Europe, and to confront other countries. c. Based on the state of the arms race in 1914, if you were a German citizen, how would you feel? Explain why.
African Imperialism During the late 19th and 20th century, the Europeans such as the Britain’s were trying to take over more land from the Africans to expand their borders. In doing so they also grew its economy and cultures. Since Africa wasn’t modernized or politically secure at the time it was much easier for Europe to take over their land. This made it possible for the Europeans to be able to produce crops. Then soon enough different nations from Europe started to take over most of Africa.
Strategic factors played a changing role in Britain’s relationship with its African empire throughout the expansion period 1870-1902, the consolidation period 1902-1955 and the de-colonisation period 1955-1981. In some of these periods Strategy was right at the foreground of Britain’s rule in Africa and other times it was pushed to the back by other major factors. These include economic considerations, International relations, changing attitudes and nationalism. Many historians such as Martin Pugh saw that ‘the most obvious motive for British expansion was strategic’. Britain’s strategic motives in Africa centred on thwarting the growth of rival European powers as well as securing its interests in Africa.
World at the Turn of the 20th Century * Develop an understanding of the following background issues of WWI. * Imperialism The practice of increasing a nations power through taking control of another nation and/or its resources. Key imperial powers: * Britain – Control over: India, South Africa, Canada, Australia * France – Control over: Indochina, Parts of Africa * German * Ottoman Reasons for Growth of Imperialism * Late 19h & early 20th century imperialism WAS DRIVEN BY COMPETITION OF RESOURCES, POWER, STATUS, WEALTH AND PRESTIGE * Italy and Germany (along with other countries) wanted same status as Britain * ASSOCIATED WITH: dehumanising people. * AFRICA MAIN SOURCE OF RESROURCES BECAUSE:
You’d be scared that there is an attack coming your way. 2. How did the naval arms race encourage the development of the alliance system the way it did? Be sure to refer to Great Britain, France, Germany, and Russia, as well as each of the alliance groups specifically. The navel arms raced encouraged the Development of the Alliance system, Because the joining of The different countries meant even more power to both Germany and Great Britain.