The notion of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s war-mongering attitude operating as the powder-keg for the outbreak of war is very popular among historians. Kaiser Wilhelm II’s actions had either made the situation in Europe more complex or it played a direct role in eroding political stability (Waugh, 2001). He was driven by the motive to secure Germany’s place ‘in the sun’ (Chinn, 2014). This desire had urged the newly crowned Kaiser to adopt a more aggressive foreign policy, known as ‘Weltpolitik’, as well as encouraging him to /dismiss Germany’s guardian of peace, Chancellor Bismarck (Chinn, 2014). These moves paved the way for Kaiser Wilhelm II to challenge and rile his French and British foes.
If Britain hoped to gain the upper hand they would need to have not only a better strategy but also be appropriately equipped. Germany, unfortunately was already demonstrating impressive military might in Spain. Initially Germany had rejected the leaders of the military uprising request to help the military uprising during the Spanish civil war in the 1930’s but eventually Hitler relented and gave Germany’s support. This battles gave the dictator an excuse to test-run his army and leave a bold impression on the world. In addition, Hitler’s interference brought Germany closer to Italy, who was also supporting the military uprising,, ultimately befriending the Italians and gain a potential ally for his struggle against the British and the French.
By asking the delegates of the Virginia Convention if “fleets and armies” are “necessary to a work of love and reconciliation,” Henry questions the British’s motives (Henry). Henry’s rhetorical question prompts the audience to believe that the British have no intentions for peace. By pointing out their hostile actions, Henry’s question causes the delegates to rethink their own opinions. In addition to rhetorical questioning, Henry refutes the argument that Great Britain has other enemies in “this quarter of the world” (Henry). By stating that the “accumulation of navies and armies” can only be meant for America, Henry reinstates the
“He - if there’s anything you ever need” (179). Hans Hubermann made a promise to Erik Vandenburg’s wife to help out in any way he could. He stuck to this promise and, consequently, agreed to house Max twenty years later. This shows how Hans kept to his promises and people could trust him. Housing a Jew in Nazi Germany could have lead to severe punishment, nevertheless, Hans decided to help Max in his time of need because he knew that he needed to stick to his commitment.“‘Papa,’ she whispered, ‘Papa’ and that was all.
In both of these readings the government is the blame for Germany’s severe loss. In Hindenburg’s Testimony, I personally don’t believe he actually gives any realistic reasoning for his opinion. He talks about how the government was manipulative in the way in which they made military decisions, however, he doesn’t actually give any evidence of this. He only really argues that the government restricted their ability to become stricter and more disciplined. One part of the reading that actually made me laugh was reading the lines that said “(Commotion and shouting)”.
First World War is one of the biggest wars in the history of humanity. It took more then 10 millions lives all around the world. It showed how cruel and ruthless people could to their opponents. But what caused such a terrible event? What made a group of very united counties fight against each other?
The war generated murder and misunderstanding by aggression, anger, violence, and antagonism which alarmed other countries and pressured them to join this barbarous time period. While many say that militarism was the cause of WWI, it was not the only reason. Most importantly the damage it has created.There were other additional reasons to WWI. The Main causes of war are Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism. All of these causes made WWI so powerful
World War 1 was a conflict that stretched from 1914 to 1918, ending with the Armistice of Compiègne. The war was fought between the Central and Allied powers. The Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire, whereas the Allied powers included France, Britain, Russia, and eventually the U.S. There were many long term causes of- World War 1 such as imperialism, the policy of extending a nation’s authority over other countries by means of economics or military, and militarism, defined as the development of armed forces and a tool of diplomacy. But, the most crucial event leading to the war was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
Why was WW1 a “total war“ ? In this essay, I am going to analyze why War One (28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918) was a total war by emphasizing the economical, military and political and social characteristics of the First World War. These characteristics are part of the definition of a “total war“. A total war is defined as “A war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded“ . A total war consists of a large part of a nation being part of a war and civilians being integrated in the war.
I will explain why I think that the putsch itself failed, but successfully, if indirectly played a part in how the Nazis rose to power. In 1923, Stresemann called off the passive resistance in the Ruhr and agreed that Germany would start paying the reparation fees again. Many right-winged enemies of the Weimar Republic felt betrayed, humiliated and wounded in their pride. Their