Russia thinks that Germany’s army base is too big; UK thinks that Germany’s wealth and navy increased to threaten UK; The relationship between Germany and France had been sour as Germany stole a land from France, and had been in a long-standing feud with Germany from then. Then, Austria-Hungary and Germany formed an alliance with Belgium and the Ottoman Empire joining in. Then, when Austria declared war on Serbia, Russia declared war on Austria as Russia had a contract with Serbia that they would
In general Kaiser Willhelm II’s foreign policy on these countries leaded to the First World War. Maybe because countries didn’t expect that big difference between Bismarcks and Wilhem II’s foreign policy. In 1890 Wilhelm II dismissed Bismarck from office. Bismarck left behind a political system designed to give maximum power to the Kaiser and his Chancellor. 2 So Wilhelm II’s foreign policy started.
Both the governments of the French Revolution and the provisional government in France, had neglected to solve one of the most significant problems which was that the people were starving, leading to one of the main reasons for a failure in the government. Both the French and Russian Revolutions had radical wings that got in the way of the original purpose of the Revolution. The Petrograd Soviet’s radical reforms angered the people just as the radical Mountain angered the people. Additionally, the failure of the original revolutions called for one person to stand up and overthrow the preexisting government to establish a new one. In the case of France, Napoleon staged a coup which eventually led to him crowning himself emperor and maybe in even some ways acting as a dictator.
As stated in the Articles of Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, he “did unlawfully, and in violation of the Constitution and laws of the United States, issue and order in writing for the removal of Edwin M. Stanton from the office of Secretary for the Department of War” (citation). This statement reveals how Johnson fired Edwin M. Stanton, who was his only secretary at the time, and replaced him. This is a violation of the law wether it happened once or more and a president should not have excuses when it comes to breaking the law. This contrasting view also believes it was reasonable because Johnson thought that if he did not fire him, it would have been unconstitutional. Later in history, Congress repealed the act which he broke.
Since the alliances were a secret, the European powers did not who to trust and were really suspicious of one another and because of that their diplomats were not able to find the solutions to the crisis before the war broke out. The alliances were made in case of a war so it increased the tensions and turn into a contest within the European powers as to who could get more guns, tanks. Within four years after the formation of the Triple Alliance in 1907. Germany built nine dreadnoughts (fightships) and as a result Britain built eighteen. This way all the European powers were ready for war in 1914.
Historian Allan Mitchell writes that Bonapartism was “a model for Bismarckian politics”. There is evidence that shows that Bismarck was indeed influenced by the way Napoleon III ruled in a fast changing society racked by tension between bourgeoisie and proletariat. Historian classify Bismarckism as Bonapartist as he never founded his own political movement and avoided becoming dependant on retaining confidence of the monarchy. Furthermore, there were some smaller German states that agreed with “Bonapartism” as they saw it as a desire to revise in a reactionary sense the constitution given in 1848. This is significant as Bismarck would have needed to appeal to all German states any by incorporating Bonapartist views into his policy he would be appealing to the smaller states, which in turn would support
One example would be to stop trade and relations between Russia and Britain. However, oppositions managed to accuse Tsar Alexander I of being Francophile. This led to the tension built up between Russia and France. Furthermore, Napoleon’s ambition had brought about the invasion of Russia. However, due to
Some would suggest they were dysfunctional more than ever with so much power and not enough change in there government policies. In the 19th and 20th century decline of the Ottoman Empire started to appear and final establishments of borders after WWI. They lost their grip on Greece after it fought for independence in 1821, then Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Montenegro (Yakub 2151). The Great Powers -France and England- took over what today is the middle east. The Ottomans knew that going against those powers and having a Turkish war would terminate
There were many problems surrounding Russia and its political system. Tsar Nicholas II was Russia’s leader but a very poor one at that. He was the cause for many of Russia’s problems including the failures in the Russo-Japanese war and World War I. When Russia first entered World War I they fared well until after some bad advice Nicholas II sought control of the army and led them to another abysmal defeat. By the end of Russia’s involvement he was sending poorly trained and ill-equipped men into battle and was losing the confidence and backing of the Russian army.
A constant bloody change of power is essentially why the Wars of the Roses occured. England was suffering, and the main cause was the person in power. A few kings were overthrown by people who thought they could fix the country. King after king was dethroned, and eventually a snowball effect occured where everyone thought they could overthrow the current king. The unsung hero during this time period was John Lancaster, Duke of Bedford.
“On December 20, 1860, a state convention repealed South Carolina’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution and voted to withdraw from the Union. It did not want to be part of a nation in which it had no control.” (Schultz, n.d.). On February 07, 1861, several other states including Mississippi, Florida,
She also believed in the policies of Westernization, causing her to modernize Russia. However, during her reign Cathrine faced many challenges. For example, in her first years of reign, she was afraid someone would overthrow her and take her place, since her son, Paul, was the rightful heir. Moreover, she had to endure several revolts. The most known revolt was led by a rebel leader who claimed
Does Andrew Jackson being a president mean he’s automatically a hero? No, during him being president he made decisions that made him viewed as a villain. Andrew tried to force indians from their land just to benefit him and some americans. Andrew Jackson was a villain and a hero but more of a villain. He got the indian removal act passed by the government so he could try to get them to give up their homeland.
The War of 1812 has been referred to as a victorious “Second War for Independence,” and used to define Canadian identity, but the British only remember 1812 as the year Napoleon marched to Moscow. This is not surprising. In British eyes, the conflict with America was an annoying sideshow. The Americans had stabbed them in the back while they, the British, were busy fighting a total war against the French Empire, directed by their most inveterate enemy. For a nation fighting Napoleon Bonaparte, James Madison was an annoying irrelevance.
By 1855, Russia was in the middle of the the Crimean War. The war was against Great Britain, France, and the Ottoman Empire. However, Russia ultimately lost that war and demonstrated to to Alexander that Russia needed to modernize its empire. Tsar Alexander quickly recognized the importance of modernizing Russia after the Crimean War. A solution that Alexander proposed was to create a labor class for industrial production.