America had trade routes across the Atlantic ocean which made the economy massive, However the problem was European countries cut those trade routes off with Naval Blockades. Overall the war was caused due to America's thirst for power and because of these circumstances such as the German Naval Policy which allowed America to undisputedly declare war. One of the major reasons America was influenced to declare war was America’s massive power which allowed them to imperialize and capitalize other areas overall growing America's power and economy. Imperialism was one of the ways
I think the most significant cause of WW1 was the alliance system. This was most important because different countries would not be involved if they weren’t allies. Before the war happened, Russia, France and Britain had formed an alliance- the Triple Entente. All three countries think that Germany would be a threat to them. 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.
In response the U.S., which had remained neutral until that point, joined the Allies in opposition to Germany. This fact made the scale of war much larger than it was before, earning its name 'World War 1'. This was due to Germany's original tactics for prestige backfiring, allowing the balance of power to shift and letting rash and unnecessary decisions pass. Therefore Germany not only started the war, but it continued to fuel the war for the next four years while it
In the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was blamed for the entirety of World War 1 even though all the nations were equally responsible due to Europeans over competitive militarism which led to destruction, imperialism which angered natives and heightened tensions, and entangling alliances which escalated the war. In the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was blamed for the entirety of World War 1 even though all the nations were equally responsible due to Europeans over competitive militarism which led to destruction. In the late 1800’s European countries started developing larger armies with more advanced weapons that could potentially be very dangerous in a war. This concept is called militarism. Building of of that is the idea of arms races, where
These tensions caused Germany’s war against France and Russia. They also brought the U.S into war by sinking Lusitania, which contained many Americans, and sending the Zimmerman note to Mexico. Finally, Germany contributed to the Russian Revolution by bringing back an exiled revolutionary and launched an offensive
For example, Germany and Britain had their navies competing for years for who had the strongest navy. In 1906 Britain create the battleship, Dreadnought which was very strong and could cause a lot of destruction. In response to these Germany made many other battleships to go against the British ship. This caused many counties to feel threatened by Germany and Britain so it caused them to improve their military too. This caused the World War 1 to happened because with every country improving their military it caused people to be on watch and if they felt that another strong country’s military was too close to them or was threatened them they can easily use their own strong army to start a war, Alliances have been a major aspect in the world for a very long time.
In 1914, Britain put a distant blockade on Germany, which allowed them to control exits from the North Sea and damaged both Germany’s economy and War effort (Roskill 4: 533). Germany attempted to break Britain’s blockade, which resulted in the Battle of Jutland, in 1916. The role that other nations’ navies played was also extremely influential on the outcome of World War I. The role of naval Warfare during World War I, especially the Allied blockade of Germany, proved to be crucial in defeating the Central Powers, which consisted of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. The naval race between Great Britain and Germany from 1898 to 1914 caused great friction among the two nations and was one of the causes for World War I.
The aggression of the axis partners forced other nations to build an alliance as well. The axis attacked Poland and Belgium and France. They needed help and formed an alliance with other powers and smaller nations under attack from the axis. They were called the allies, and their most powerful members were Great Britain, France, Russia, and the United States. Most of European countries joined the allies, since they were under attack from Germany or Italy.
After World War 1 had ended, the world leaders spoke seriously to prevent upcoming future wars but since Hitler had come to power, Hitler violated the treaty of Versailles and began to make his army. Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland and militarized it with the army. He created a lot of many new tactics and military strategies that stunned the European nations before World War II. One of the military tactics he used was Blitzkrieg which was also known as the "Lightning war" but before that Hitler had to test it on a nation. Hitler stunned Europe with the speed and efficiency of the German attack on Poland.
World War One was a global war located in Europe, which began on 28 July 1914 and persisted until 11 November 1918. More than nine million soldiers and seven million civilians died as a result, in a casualty rate heightened by the contender’s industrial and technological sophistication, and increased tactical standoff. It was one of the deadliest conflicts of all time, which paved the way for major political modifications, including uprisings in many of the nations involved. Although there was a direct chain of events that subsequently led to the fighting, the wars actual root causes go much deeper. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand could be described as the foremost immediate cause.