Their imperialistic activities accelerated from 1880 onwards. Between 1895 and 1905 imperialistic expansion reached its climax. Colonial rivalry led to strained relations among the European powers. In Africa, all the European powers except Austria and Russia had colonies there. Thus there were many clashes among France, Britain, Germany and Italy.
And then a very destructive war broke out in 1914. So the main cause of World War I was the rising militarism in Europe. 2. The "shot heard around the world" is a phrase that represents many historical incidents. These incidents would include the American Revolutionary War and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Some causes of the war were long-term whereas others were short term. There were a number of reasons why the world war broke out and this essay will examine the causes. Different things created the rising tensions in Europe between the great powers. First and foremost, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the most important cause. Heir to the Austrian throne and his wife were killed while travelling in Bosnia.
Throughout history, there have been many events where it had a significant impact on the nation, society, or an individual. During the early 1900s, when World War I occurred, in the United States the theme of work of literatures changed due to the impact of the event. Specifically, World War 1 had its mark on the works of Ernest Hemingway. World War I was a prominent event that had a major effect on American literature itself and authors. Due to different chain of events, such as alliances within foreign countries and the death of Franz Ferdinand, it sparked the global war between the allies, including Britain, France, and Russia, and the central powers including Germany and Austria- Hungary.
From the 1870’s to the 1900’s, Africa was faced with European colonists. The waves consisted diplomatic pressures, military invasions, then the conquest and colonization of as much land as possible. However, the natives of Africa put up a fight against the British invasion, showing their violent nature. But, most of these forces were overwhelmed by British troops and enslaved. Then they were exploited by the British to mine expensive and valuable materials for Britain’s economic purposes.
They beat Austria, France and Russia, then carved up Poland, and later through the way of Prussian dynasty war to completed the unification of the German Empire. The influence of the dynasty war and the Prussian militarism has cast a shadow over the future of German Fascism. On the economic side, the outbreak of the world financial crisis promoted the development and expansion of the German fascists.
The war wasn’t started by one single thing, there were many factors leading to the war, most importantly was the amount of tensions in Europe. There were many factors including nationalism, militarism, alliances, and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. The nationalism contributed to tensions of many countries and even prolonged the war due to countries wanting to flex their power. Imperialism also contributed heavily to increased tensions, that ultimately led to the war, due to the desire for increasing their countries power by obtaining land and resources. The last straw was the assassination of Archduke of Austria Hungary Franz Ferdinand by Serbian assassins.
Imperialism has been the most powerful force in the world history. According to Michael Parenti 's political archive, its significance and impacts can be described as "carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations". The subject of imperialism can experience crucial effects due to the interventions and influences from the empire country, such as territory domination and ideological impacts. Although imperialism and imperial rivalry both a cause and context for World War I, its frightful effects can be seen as early as the beginning of the 19th century in Europe, which marked and was responsible for the horrendous event of "Belgians in the Congo" during the campaign of "Scramble for Africa". The “Scramble for Africa” during the 1880 to 1900 was due to the outcome of the Berlin Conference, which can be viewed as a prime example of demonstrating the significance of imperial power to other countries.
AN ACCUMULATION OF CONFLICT The Second Anglo-Boer War arose due to of decades of conflict between the Boers and the British in South Africa. Such conflict initially emerged in 1806, with the arrival of the British forces in the Dutch Cape due to trading interests. This early hostility was agitated by the Great Trek – a migration of Dutch farmers into the interior of South Africa, which saw the formation of Boer Republics outside of the Cape’s British colonial administration. Furthermore, this conflict was intensified