Although the people during that time period thought that the war was going to end quickly, simply because it was between Austria and Serbia, the war surprisingly included many other strong countries because of nationalism especially regarding the Balkan colonies wanting to be self-governed. But meanwhile, after Austria-Hungary proclaimed war with Serbia, countries from the Triple Entente later joined into war in a matter of time. As shown in Document A: the European Alliances and nations are shown on a map. The nations then started to pick sides. Austria-Hungary and Germany formed the Central Powers and then Great Britain, Russia, and France formed the Allies. Because of all of these countries going into war, there has been a lot of competition
The four main causes of World War I, imperialism, nationalism, militarism, and alliances, in my opinion, the one that takes the most blame for the war is alliances. The reason why is because it is what got most of the world involved. When the Archduke was assassinated on June 28, 1914, it started the war. The allies of the sides fight with each other which were the Central Powers and the Allies. Then because some of the allies support imperialism, they compete for colonies and an example of this is France and Germany both wanting colonies in Asia as well as Africa. Also because some of the allies support nationalism, they try to prove their country is the best like Europeans and because some support militarism, they have the military to keep
Alliances was a major part in the spark of World War 1. The countries alliances included in this war consisted of Britain, France, and Russia (also known as the Triple Entente) against the Ottoman Empire, Austria/Hungary, and
All the alliances were already preparing themselves for a massive war to take over eventually. Serbia, being in an alliance with Russia, was the first to challenge Austria. Serbia wanted to become their own country and not depend on another country but, Austria was not about to let that go easily. Serbia eventually grew this hate between the people of Austria and likewise with the Austrian people. Hate is what ultimately lead to the assassination and what became the beginning of the Great
World War 1 ranks second only to World War 2 as the most bloody and most costly war in modern history. Shortly before noon on Sunday, June 28, 1914, crowds gathered in Sarajevo, the capital of the Austrian province of Bosnia. The people in the crowd came to see Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Along with the Archduke was his wife Sophie. While the Archduke and his wife were sitting peacefully in the car, a man jumped on the running board of the royal touring car and fired a pistol. Two of the shots hit the Archduke and one hit his wife. Both the Archduke and his wife died almost immediatley. The assassin was Gravilo Princip. Princip was a Bosnian student who had lived in Serbia. After the Killing of the Archduke
The final two causes for the war was Alliances and the Assassination of the Archduke from the beginning of the war. The assassination of the Archduke was just a starting point for the war to begin. After the assassination, that’s when countries began forming alliances. There were two alliances: The Triple Alliances, or the Allies, and the Triple Entente, or the Central Powers. The Allies consisted of France, Great Britain, Russia (up to half way through the war), the United States (at the end of the war), and Italy (at the end of the war). The Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey), and Italy (at the beginning of the war). Alliances were formed to protect each country from enemy countries but it
The main causes of WWI were militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism. The first main cause that was believed to have caused World War I is militarism which is the vigorous buildup of armed forces to intimidate and threaten other countries. Germany used militarism to eventually force Britain to become part of the alliance system. The second main cause was alliances. There were 2 major alliances that were involved in WWI. The first alliance was the Triple Alliance which was made up of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy and the second one was the Triple Entente which included Great Britain, France, and Russia. The third main cause was imperialism which is the belief that a nation can increase it’s power and wealth by controlling other people.
In due time, it was clear that no single European country could single-handedly hold supremacy over Europe or the world. To adjust to this reality, Europe began building a system of alliances. The Germans made an alliance with both Italy and Austria-Hungary. The French, British and Russians made a coalition to counter the German alliance system. The alliance system was a stabilizer in the sense it granted a balance of power in Europe. But, it also meant that it wouldn’t require much effort to get all the major European power to go to war with each
World War One has always been considered as one of the most significant international conflict which caused millions of people to die. The major countries that were involved were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain, and France, and even some countries in Asia although it was not major war in Asia. There were many long term and short term causes that led to this war. It is considered that Imperialism, Nationalism, Militarism, and Alliance systems had influenced Europe.To a large extent, I think militarism was the main cause of starting World War One.
A. Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was murdered by a Serbian nationalist and this began the chain of events leading up to World War I.
Ever wonder why World War I occurred in the first place? There were many different circumstances that took place to cause the mass destruction that is known today as World War I. Some of these causes had been happening for a while, but others came about just before the war began. All the different causes eventually led to the beginning of Word War I. Some major causes were imperialism, which happens to be a long term cause, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, and the sinking of the Lusitania.
The Triple-Alliance of 1882 linked Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. The Triple-Entente have 1907 was France, Great Britain, and Russia. Each alliance had treaties with one another which created some burden. When certain treaties were then misrepresented, it created chaos. Now these treaties were not formed overnight. Treaty of London was created seventy five years before the Great War even happened. Britain agreed to protect neutrality of Belgium in Article 7. In 1879, the Dual Alliance Treaty meant that Germany and Austria-Hungary have to protect each other if Russia attacks. Those beginning formations of treaties created a need for France and Russia to form an alliance just because of other countries are doing the same and they need to have back up. You then have series of alliances between countries which formed a giant
WWI began in the 1914, the outbreak of WWI was due to a number of significant factors, which included a lot of Millenarianism and Nationalism and the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. However, the most important factors to be analysed will be the whole start of the war, which was caused through the nationalism and the militarism. Which only led up to the Assassination of the Archduke.
ndreds and the early nineteen hundreds, the countries in Europe were bolstering their armies in anticipation for a war, but in doing this, they supported the four key triggers of World War 1. The first of these four problems was militarism. In each of the great powers of Europe, excluding Great Britain, an army was growing larger by the year as they glorified military might. Prussia was the most active in militarism as their army was one of the strongest and even helped secure the unification of Germany. But while the militarism increased the tensions in between the countries the tensions were strongly rooted in other problems as well.
The Sarajevo murder was a predominate moment in history which ignited the spark to World War I. The murder was essentially when Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke of Austria-Hungary Franz Ferdinand, alongside his wife and mother to be, Sophie. Historians believe that this was the major cause that of World War I, since Europe was already so divided it only needed one incident to spark war. However although this was considered a catalyst to the war, there were many other key factors occurring before the assasination that led the countries to war. The initial reasoning behind the war outbreak was the issues occurring between countries before the war began. Imperialism caused wider conflict