As people begin a conversation about war, someone always inquires about how the war started. There are several reasons that can cause a war to breakout between nations. World War I was fought in the years of 1914-1918. Several people described this war as the Great War because it was the first war that they had ever witnessed. World War I began because of many obstacles that America would have to sustain in order for the war to diminish.
Snehali Patel Mr. Crossland 16 March, 2012 World War I is a well known event across the entire globe. A large percent of the population can state details of its gruesome story. Whether they be students in school, someone who experienced the horrors of World War I themselves, or just an average Joe, the horrendous war is recognized. Beginning with the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary, the domino effect was starting, and there was no stopping it. There was going to be war and it would be known as one of the bloodiest wars of all time.
World War II to 2011: Changes and Challenges in the Global Economy The aftermath of World War II was the beginning of a new era. The war ended the Great Depression. The federal government emerged from the war as a potent economic factor, able to regulate economic activity and to partially control the economy through spending and consumption. Six major changes and challenges emerged from the war that helped shape the global economy: 1. The Emergence of Women- women were needed to fill many traditionally male jobs and roles.
Underlying Causes Of WWI World War I, also known as “The Great War” was an extremely bloody war that immersed Europe with huge losses of life and little ground lost or won. There may have seemed like there was a chain of events that led to the fighting, but the underlying causes of WW1 were Nationalism, Alliances, Militarism, imperialism and the assignation of Arch Duke Ferdinand. America tried there hardest to remain neutral and stay out of the war, but they were dragged in by force. Several incidents built up tension between nations before the outbreak of the First World War. Nationalism was one of the underlying causes of WW1.
The First World War began as a clash of 20th-century technology and 19th-century tactics, with the inevitably large ensuing casualties. By the end of 1917, however, the major armies, now numbering millions of men, had modernised and were making use of telephone, wireless communication, armoured cars, tanks, and aircraft. Infantry formations were reorganised, so that 100-man companies were no longer the main unit of manoeuvre; instead, squads of 10 or so men, under the command of a junior NCO, were favoured. Artillery also underwent a revolution. In 1914, cannons were positioned in the front line and fired directly at their targets.
Germans would shell British trenches and the British soldiers would be ready for the attack. The aim of this battle was to ease pressure the Germans had put on the nearby village of Verdun, using the battle as a distraction. They relied heavily on the ‘New Army’ – the civilian recruits brought in by Lord Kitchener’s advertising campaign. These thousands upon thousands of men had absolutely no battle experience and insufficient training. At 7:30 am on the 1st of July, the British began a massive attack against German forces.
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.
Industrialization greatly affected the balance of power in the world. Those nations that did industrialize became significantly more powerful. The first nation to industrialize was Great Britain. One of the major effects of industrialization was the need for raw materials, so it encouraged colonialism. The European powers attempted to dominate in far-flung places in order to make sure that they had the resources needed to drive their
to declare war in the summer of 1917 was America's aspirations to become a world power. Prior to this the US was a great power but that was mainly confined to the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific regions. By entering this war between all of the world's great powers, America would emerge as a major world power at the end of the war, that is the course after winning the war and stake its claim at the bargaining table. Also, entering in such a massive global war would spur the American economy and help it grow tremendously. And provide and massive industrial boom as American factories would pump out massive amounts of war supplies including machine guns, Army uniforms, and artillery pieces to name a few.
Most scholars believe that World War II was the main reason why the Great Depression came to an end in the United States. World War II was the most destructive war that had ever occurred in the world. Thousands of Americans lost their lives, and millions of people across the world perished in the war. Warfare had changed since World War I, and the weaponry and equipment of Wold War II was more technologically advanced. When the United States entered the war iit needed to open factories to make heavy equipment, guns, ammunition and other items necessary for fighting a war.