Why Did Alliances Cause Ww1

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Many people like to believe the cause of World War I was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Although that did trigger the war, it did not start the up rising problems. War doesn’t just happen over night; there were problems long before Franz Ferdinand died. Problems such as militarism, alliances, nationalism, imperialism, and then the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Militarism led to problems because every country had confidence that its new technological weaponry and troop count could defeat any other country, which led to a severe lack of negotiations. And the only way to find out whose military is better, is to fight. Another key factor that played a role in World War I was alliances. Alliances caused them to be more “cocky” towards each other because they knew if they went to war they had someone behind there back. This can be compared to as a domino effect. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. On July 29, Russia ordered a partial mobilization only against Austria-Hungary in support of Serbia, which escalated into a general mobilization. The Germans threatened war on July 31 if the Russians did not demobilize. On August 1, Germany declared war on Russia,…show more content…
It was like everyone wanted power. And we all know that everyone can’t be on top. Imperialism led to WW1 because their were fewer areas of the world left to colonize, so countries were competing for existing colonies, and seeking to expand their borders with neighboring nations. And when you compete for land or anything their will only be one victor causing the loser to be mad. Lastly the “spark” of World War I is the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife by the Serbian Black Hand terrorists in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. This caused Austria-Hungary to declared war on Serbia, which then lead to the domino

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