Essay On The Causes Of Ww1

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World War 1, also known as the “Great War” was one of the most tragic, barbaric, and filthy events known to mankind. For the first time in history all the world’s major powers went to war with one another, (which is why it was such a big deal (and still is)). It was the direct cause of World War 2, and consisted of living surrounded by (and on top of) thousands of rotting corpses, running back and forth between trenches (while shooting at each other, obviously), frequent illness/disease, and severe sleep deprivation. It was the first time women left their homes to run the country, their first taste of freedom, only to be torn away towards the end. But what would cause any human in their right mind to sit in a cold, wet, rotting trench for four years , just to run back and forth, with little chance of survival, and never gain more than a few miles of territory? Well despite what you may have been told, the answer is not the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand. Though this was the event that sparked the first world war, the tensions leading up to the assassination were the true causes. The main three reasons that drove them to live in the trenches and do what they did were…show more content…
In conclusion,the three causes at the heart of WW1 were alliances, nationalism, and imperialism. The Great War wasn 't called great because of its outcomes. As a matter of fact it was the direct cause of WW2, and everything agreed upon at the Treaty of Versailles basically failed because it was too hard on Germany who would soon be facing famine and poverty (they were too busy fighting to plant crops). It was called Great because of how enormous it was, and its impact on history. It was vile, seemingly pointless, and only lead to another war. However, it was a huge wake up call, a great wake up call for the world. We realized that if we kept up with imperialism, strong nationalism, and uncalled for alliances, we’d only find ourselves in another, most likely an even larger scale,
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