Ww1 Essay

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World war one was a global war which took place in Europe from 1914 to 1918, its also known as a great war. It was the result of leaders hostility towards other countries which was supported by the rising nationalism of the European nations and transformed political and social structured in Europe in many different ways. . There were many factors that led to the outbreak of war in 1914 the causes of the war can be traced back 31 years before the war. Although World War 1 didn't start until 1914 political movements that led to the war started in May 1883 when Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy signed the Triple alliance. At the beginning of the world war one the British army was very small and reliesd on volunteers to help them involved in the War, and because more men were dying than there were new recruits signing up to fill their places and men didn't want to enlist because noone wanted to die, the government introduced conscription in 1918. This meant that it was made compulsory for any man between the ages of 18 and 41 who was unmarried to enlist into the army. By May men were still dieing fast on the front and conscription was changed so that any men between the ages of 18 and 41 had to enlist regardless of whether they were married or not. Two years after conscription was introduced, so many men were being slaughtered the conscription started taking boys and old men. To try to make up for the number of men being lost, the age boundary was getting farther apart. Once again in January 1918 the ages changed again so that any man, married or otherwise, had to enlist if they fell into the new age boundary of 17 to

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