Essay About The Causes Of World War 1

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Leading Causes of World War I World War I was one of the bloodiest wars that this world has ever seen. An estimated eight and a half million people were killed (Adelblue “An End to the Great War”). World War I began in 1914 and lasted for four long years. Almost all of Europe was involved, and several alliances were formed, the Triple Alliance, being Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. While France, Russia, and Britain became early on allies. and America eventually joined to help its allies, due to unrestricted submarine warfare (Adelblue “An End to the Great War”). Militarism, alliances, and nationalism fueled one of the worlds biggest wars, World War I. Militarism was one of the main causes of World War I, and was started by Social Darwinism. Each of the countries involved used their militaries to eliminate weaker groups and nations. This caused tension, leading to armies and navies expanding in each nation (Adelblue “Setting the Stage for War”). Because of this each country was on edge, which would eventually cause the slightest movement to start World War I. As each country continued to expand their navies and armies, an arms race began (Adelblue “Setting the Stage for War”). Britain quickly began building their navy to protect their oversea empire, and Germany also began building a navy, as they needed to protect their new colonies. Britain quickly became afraid of Germany’s motives, so they built an even stronger navy. This only increased the tension throughout

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