Essay On The Causes Of World War 1

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Nationalism was an important cause of World War 1. It led to the assassination of the Austrian-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia. They were both assassinated by a Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip. Who belonged to a group called the “Black Hand”, which is an established antigovernment group in Serbia. After the assassination, Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia for supporting the terrorist group “Black Hand” for killing the Archduke. Which puts Serbia in a very critical situation even though Serbia had nothing to do with the terrorist attack. That triggered both countries and declared war, which then their allies got involved too. So, because of nationalism, each country in Europe wanted to show their power. Most countries declared…show more content…
They then surrendered to the western Allies and the Soviet Union on May 7th – 8th 1945. And on the other side of the world, Japan tried to stay in war for a couple more months. Until Atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 respectively by the orders of the U.S President Harry Truman. After the bombs were dropped Japans government had no choice but to surrender. The U.S had a massive lead in technology which helped them win the war against Japan. In conclusion of this war, World War 2 was the most destructive war in world history. Technologies in weapons, transportation, communications and medical developed at a faster rate than the military strategies and planning. Nationalism was certainly a part of this, particularly by the Germans and Japanese, but also affecting the Soviet and the American actions. Because of the development of technologies, the death toll of world war 2 was 4 times more than world war 1. With an unsettling number of 63 million people. The destruction from bombing needed a massive house building after the war. There was a marshal plan on April 1948 to help Europe’s Economy financed by the United States. Europe received 13 billion dollars’ worth of food, machines, and other
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