The spark of the great war happened because of the assassination of the Archduke of Austria Hungary. Serbian nationalists had turned their attention back to the idea of “liberating” the South Slavs of Austria-Hungary. Believing that the Serbs’ cause would be served by the death of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph, and learning that the Archduke was about to visit Bosnia on a tour of military inspection, Apis plotted the archduke’s assassination. The Serbian prime minister and an enemy of Apis heard of the plot and warned the Austrian government of it, but his message was too cautiously worded to be clearly
To conclude, in my opinion, this event is what sparked the war into action and without it the war wouldn’t of happened. Lastly, The most important person in the cause of the war is Franz Joseph Ⅱ. After his son was assassinated he made many demands Serbia had to fulfil. When Serbia didn’t meet the Duke’s demands he declared war on the country. Franz Joseph Ⅱwas the one who initiated the war when he declared it against Serbia which drawed the other Europeans into it because of their alliances.
How did nationalism cause WW1? 1910-1919 Nationalism was the main cause of World War One. The direct result of it led to the militarization of Europe’s countries, nationalistic feelings in Yugoslavia, and the alliances formed before the war. Despite the common idea that the first world war started because of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination, it was only a reason for Austria-Hungary to declare war. Nationalism was the driving factor to his assassination, and would not have happened without it.
The cause of WW1 wasn’t just one event, but multiple things that added up: classes, nationalism, and alliances between countries. As the war was about to start, the countries prepared for battle, although they didn’t know the outcome but they were ready to fight to the death. By 1914, the power key that was imperial alliances had been given a crucial spark; the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand triggered series of war declarations that would eventually grow into the most devastating war the world had ever experienced. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was nephew Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, (heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne) was one of the main reasons that WW1 was put into place.
Militarism, the glorification of the military, affected most of Europe at the turn of the twentieth century as demonstrated by Documents 1 and 7. Military spending in three of the major powers in Europe, Great Britain, France, and Germany, more than doubled per capita from 1870 to 1914, according to Document 1. Great Britian and Germany in particular were involved in an arms race with each other. Germany attempted to build a navy to rival Great Britian’s, whose navy was considered the best in the world at the time, and Great Britian responded by improving on their own navy. In the rest of Europe, countries were building up their stores of weapons, including rifles, bombs, and artillery, causing international
Many believed that communists were inciting rebellions in the form of labor unions in almost every state; focus shifted from the Red Scare when the need to focus on the war in Europe overpowered the supposed presence of a communist party. After World War II, tensions arose between Russia, then known as the USSR, and the United States. This tension and the events that followed came to be called the Cold War, one of its main events being the Second Red Scare. The Second Red Scare was more destructive than the first. During this Scare, the United States believed that it was constantly under attack from Communists, both from within and outside of the nation 's borders.
In order to challenge Britain, Germany augmented its battleships from nine to twenty four cruisers between 1898 and 1900. This made Britain feel challenged as at the time Britain had the best Navy system by far comparing with the other great powers, forcing them to act. Another Kaiser Wilhelm’s action that made the war inevitable was the controversial “blanck-cheque for war”. Everything started when Franz Ferdinand (successor of the Austria-Hungary throne) was shot by Serbians in June 1914, a month before the actual beginning of the War. Wilhelm, instead of encouraging a careful response, approved an Austrian attack on Serbia and assured Austria that, if Russia (former German ally but now a Serbian ally) decided to intervene, Germany would support Austria.
To start, what is militarism? ‘‘Militarism,defined as the belief in military deterrence, or the reliance on military strength to defend one's nation and its values,or aggressive foreign policy’’ In early 1900s, both the triple alliance and triple entente began to increase its military force, ‘‘Between 1910 and 1913, France increased its army expenditures by 7.6 percent, Russia by 21 percent, and Germany by 105 percent’’ Every country wanted to have a strong army in order to defeat the other, therefore, the arms race began.As a result, many countries were prepared for
Speeches like Bernhard von Bulow influenced governments to increase their size of their armies and navies without a war going on. Or how countries like Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Great Britain, Russia, and France spent over 400 million British pounds to increase the size of their army and navy with peace throughout the land. Due to countries like Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Great Britain, Russia, and France spending millions of British dollars on armies and their navy a war broke out loosing over 17 million people. With knowledge of how World War 1 started (militarism) we can prevent wars like
The main powers were allied in the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance. The Triple Entente included the Russian Empire, France, the United Kingdom, with Italy, Japan, and the United States joining them later. The Triple Alliance included the Central Powers of Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary, with the Ottoman Empire joining them later. The immediate cause of the war was the infamous assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. He was killed by Gavrilo Princip, a Yugoslav nationalist, on Jun 28, 1914.
Not only did was this a threat to everyone, but military leaders began to gain more power in the say of politics. (25-1b, Spielvogel) This actually ended up pushing political leaders to make decisions based on militant reasons for the fear that if they did not they would create mass chaos within their armies. (25-1b, Spielvogel) This was evident in the crisis of the summer if 1914 where many saw the dangers in the combination of the Serbians wanting their own nation and the Russian opposition to Austria. (25-1c, Spielvogel) Combine these two major factors with the governments thinking that a war would suppress internal strife and you have a the powerful mixture that caused World War
They all jumped in to help their friends that were pointing a finger at somebody else. The war could’ve just been a spat between Austria-Hungary and Serbia if Russia hadn’t been so eager to protect the other countries, like Serbia, they had an ethnic tie with. Although there are many possible reasons for the war, militarism, imperialism, and alliances are the main three with alliances being the most main reason. Militarism and imperialism riled up the countries, making them angry and afraid, but alliances really pushed the countries over the edge into the war. It all just piled up into one big, bad heap of hatred that spurred the countries