James Woojoong Kim Poli 142K Midterm A12454512 05/06/2016 Explain the institutional cause of World War I On June 28, 1914, Franz Ferdinand who was a Royal prince of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a terrorist group called the “Black Hand” that started World War I. Franz Ferdinand was the oldest son of Emperor Archduke Karl Ludwig in Austro-Hungary and “was a member of the House of Hapsburg, rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Spanish Empire” (Biography Editors, n/a). Franz took interest in the power of the military at a young age because of the influence of his father for being an emperor. Years later, Franz became the major general at the age of 31.
Otto Von Bismarck, the man credited with uniting Germany in the 1800s, once said, “One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.” This came true, with the Archduke’s assassination starting what is now known as World War I (History.com 1). Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Gavrilo Princip. When he was killed, Ferdinand was archduke to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and had a wife and three children (History.com 1). Princip also killed his wife Sophia when he fired multiple shots into the Archduke’s car.
World War 1 and World War 2: World War 1 was centered in Europe. The nations in war were divided into two groups: "The Central Powers" and "The Allied Powers. " The central power group consisted of Germany, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria. The allied power group consisted of France, Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the US (as of 1917). Many people fled from and headed to.
Before the start of World War One there were many things that had contributed to starting it, the most immediate cause that started it would be the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. When the war was coming to an end and Germany was losing they had to surrender due to certain factors such as the British blockade and their untrained army with low resources. The causes that began World War One were things like Alliances between countries, growing armies, and the major cause and start to the War: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The main alliances were the Triple Entente (Allies) and the Triple Alliance (Axis).
World War 1 was the first global conflict as it was a struggle between the leading world powers in Europe that had colonised the 19th century. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Bosnia, heir to the Austrian-Hungary throne was a major trigger factor that led to the World War breaking out. It initially began as a European quarrel caused by the rivalry between nations which led to a series of mobilisations. In addition, there were many other vital factors to consider and these include Imperialism, Nationalism, Alliances and Militarism. This essay will explain how the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 triggered a number of events that led to the outbreak of World War 1.
World War I was one of the very first wars that had a global effect on the whole world. According to the book about WWI, The Guns of August, A shocking 32 countries took part in it. In the very first stages of WWI, the U.S stayed neutral, and had good reasons for doing so, too. However, the U.S eventually became entangled in the conflict anyway. Three leading causes forced the U.S to join WWI.
When there is disagreement in different types of government, societies and government start to slowly fall apart in piece by piece. In WW1 Austria-Hungary had conflicts and disagreements with Serbia. A serbian killed a prince from Austria-Hungary. The serbian killer was Gavrilo Princip along with four other Serbs and a Bosniak. The purpose for the killing was to break off Austria-Hungary’s south slavs provinces so they could be combined into a yugoslavia.
“Interruption of the Ceremony” I chose a cartoon “Interrupting the Ceremony” by John T. McCutcheon. This cartoon was created when United States was involved in the World War I. Specifically it was created in 1920 when the war was resolved and President Woodrow Wilson came up with a peace treaty called “14 Points”. This cartoon was specifically intended for the everyday people of United States including all races, because it shows everyone that United States did not want to get involved in foreign affairs and possibly explaining to people why America chose to stay away from Europe’s entanglements. This cartoon was created after the World War I, which was the deadliest war at the time.
In the Great War, many soldiers were losing their lives in the field. The alliance that were in the war, were ultimately fighting for the desire of power. Countries like Germany and Austria-Hungary that were a part of the war wanted to be in control of as much as they could. This caused a lot of tension with the Triple Entente, which was an alliance between France, Great Britain, and Russia. With all them waiting to be the best of the best, Austria-Hungary and Germany had to up their military and have their people ready to fight any war.
Although there were many past disputes between many of the European powers, it is not justifiable to say that the First World War was solely caused by the Alliance System, but rather that the following major factors: the Alliance System, militarism, nationalism and imperialism all acted as the underlying causes of the war and contributed to the tension that ultimately led to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and eventually, the outbreak of the first ever world war. Though there is much controversy over what ultimately caused the war, most historians agree that it was the assassination of the Archduke that sparked the start of World War 1, or the “Global war” as it later became known. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand