Throughout the course of the Great War, the production and circulation of all forms of media, both audio and visual, and all forms of literature and poetry were heavily censored by the governments of all the nations involved in the war. The reason behind this censorship was to keep up the moral at the home front. For obvious reasons, which will be discussed throughout this essay, the government did not want the general public seeing and hearing the true accounts of the war. As well as censorship being used to keep up morale, propaganda was a key feature of keeping p support for the armies fighting in the war. By examining the various forms of media and literature that were produced during the period of the Great War the extent to which censorship and propaganda will become clearly evident.
archduke franz Ferdinand The Most Important Cause of WWI was the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Do you Agree? World war 1 was a controversial war, which was also said to be the war to stop all wars. Germany, a powerful empire in the early years of the twentieth century, fought the First World War (1914-1918) alongside the Austrian empire and against the Allies (England, France and Russia.). The murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was just a prominent cause for the outbreak of the war; yet, there were other causes as well.
This was a war that encountered intense manpower and demands of huge amount of resources and all belligerents going through extensive war planning methods. In the following paragraph we would analyze the different factors involved in a total war, using Britain as a country of focus during the period of the Second World War. Britain during the end 1930s was not ready for a world war, but it was inevitable so they had to join. After Germany invaded Poland, Britain were obliged to participate in the war due to the pact that they signed confirming that they would protect Poland in case of any invasion. In order to fight a world war, Britain had to proceed with a mobilization of its resources in order to win the war.
First of all the first World War happened mainly in Europe while the Second World War was fought at a global scale but they both started by a threat to the balance of power and started within Europe showing the importance that took World War II. During both wars, the Americans in battle wanted the total destruction of enemy rather than a defensive strategy. They entered war because of feeling attacked, often due to a provocation (Lusiytinia during World War I and Pearl Harbor in World War II). There is a difference due to technologic advancements in the way they fought during those wars, warfare methods differed, during World War I for example, the mobility of the soldiers was very limited, they would stay in the trenches and wait for the enemy to attack whereas during World War II, it is mainly massive bombings. ‘The most decisive a weapon is, the more surely it will be used’.
HIS 105: Factors Contributing to World War I There were many factors that led to World War I, some detailed below: The assassination of Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand (heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire) was a major contribution. He and his wife Sofia were shot while on a visit to Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, by Gavrilo Princip (a member of the Serbian nationalist group called the Black Hand). The Black Hand had a primary objective of forcing the Austro-Hungarians out of Serbia. The assassination caused ricocheting consequences among Europe’s military alliances. Austria declared war on Serbia, which provoked Russia to help the Serbians, which led to Germany declaring war on Russia and France, which triggered England to declare war on Germany.
WHY DID WAR BREAK OUT IN 1914? The Great War in 1914-18 began in August 1914. The causes of the war has been debated by politicians and historians ever since. One of a few things they have seemed to agree on is that the war was a result of many different complex factors working together. In Europe in 1014 it seemed very tense, this happened to spark off a war, this was then a result of millions killed.
In trying to determine if the Civil War was a total war, you first have to start with a definition of “total war”. Many authors cite a few key parts to defining a total war: the devastation to the civilian populations involved in war, the impact and redeployment of a majority of the economy and the society towards war, and the intent of the leaders to utilize any means necessary to bring the war to the civilian population and to inflict as much damage as possible. After clarifying the definition, we need to compare these three parts of total war to some clear examples and then see how the Civil War matches up. The most obvious examples of total war are the wars in the first half of the twentieth century: the First and Second World Wars. These two wars are unparalleled in the world’s history for the devastation that occurred during the wars.
Older ships were destroyed and replaced with newer faster ships. Countries such as Russia also began building up its army, which made Germany build up its army to an even larger size. Alliances –Countries formed alliances with one another, this was another factor that lead to World War 1. Dual Alliance was seen as both a reflection of insecurity, and a contribution towards war. This is shown when, in the late nineteenth century, nations had negotiated military alliances with each other that called for mutual protection, as some countries had too many enemies, or feared of being attacked by other countries and their allies.
Compare and contrast the effects of World War 1 on Africa and Middle East. Although the causes for the Great War were laid down years before, but the immediate spark was the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an Austrian hungry prince. Due to the alliances amongst the countries, the Great war which had initially started between Serbia and Austria had engulfed the whole world into the War. The main causes of the Great War were imperialism, race for arms, nationalism and the alliance system. Typically, when one thinks of Great War, they think of extensive fighting in Europe but in reality the Great War had numerous battles in the colonized states where there were clashes between Triple Alliance and the Allies.
World War 1 had many significant causes for its uprising, but the real reasons are often overlooked. The morning of June 28,1914 the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated by young Serb nationalists, this was the official start to WW1 which had been brewing for some time, thanks to the main underlying causes of WW1 which where the formation of alliances, militarism and imperialism. The build up of alliances was a major factor in the start to the Great War because it frightened and singled out nations creating a very paranoid atmosphere. The main core nations began to develop alliances with other strong nations in hopes to be relieved if they where being beat. For example the Triple alliance was made up of the central powers which where Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.