The alliances and the new system they imposed did have a drastic effect as to why the war broke out. Countries that were not involved in the first place ended up fighting a war that was not theirs. Several alliances were signed by countries during the 1879-1914, these were important and defined the nation’s fate because if one country declared war first this inevitably meant that their ally had to declare war as well. (rhetorical question) • Austria/Hungary, did not like Serbia’s response to her ultimatum, declared war on Serbia on 28 July 1914. • Russia, bound by treaty to Serbia, put together an army to defend them.
Russia thinks that Germany’s army base is too big; UK thinks that Germany’s wealth and navy increased to threaten UK; The relationship between Germany and France had been sour as Germany stole a land from France, and had been in a long-standing feud with Germany from then. Then, Austria-Hungary and Germany formed an alliance with Belgium and the Ottoman Empire joining in. Then, when Austria declared war on Serbia, Russia declared war on Austria as Russia had a contract with Serbia that they would
Bismarck knew that after beating Denmark, with an army of 61,000 to 38,000 at the outbreak of war, The treaty of Gastein, which would give Schleswig to Prussia and Holstein to Austria, was unlikely to work, as in order for the Austrians to reach Holstein they would have to pass through a hostile Prussia. This then allowed for Bismarck to provoke the Austrians into war in 1867, of which they would be seen as the aggressors and not Prussia. Therefore, in 1867 Austria and Prussia went to war, with Prussia having around 100,000 more men, in what is known as the Seven Weeks’ War. The victory against Austria was a boost for Bismarck popularity as it was the first victory under him, and allowed for a bigger military funding as before this the army had not seen real warfare since 1815. The feeling of
In the middle of the 18th century, Britain and France were at war against each other. Both the British and the French wished to extend their colonies in North America into the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains. Britain’s purpose of this expansion was to gain more territory and power, whereas the French were pursuing trade with the Native Americans that lived in that part of the country. After seven years of fighting, Britain had won the war, and Treaty of Paris of 1763 officially resolved the French and Indian War. Despite the immense amount of land that Britain attained in the aftermath of this war, they were in severe debt because the French and Indian War was unbearably expensive.
The colonists may have refused to accept the responsibilities of being Englishmen, however, the American colonists were reasonably justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain. The increasing distrust of and resentment toward British officials, the unfair and oppressive taxes imposed by Parliament on the colonists, and the restriction of colonial freedoms all contribute to the colonists’ justification of secession from Great Britain. Some may believe the colonists’ rebellion against British authority was not justified. The British Parliament had appropriate motives for imposing the laws they did on the colonists in the 1760s. The Seven Years’ War was “a war undertaken for [the colonists’] defense only,” to which Britain had devoted a large proportion of its resources.
The Triple Entente originally was made of France, England, Russia, and their associated empires. The United States soon joined in April 1917. The Triple Alliance also known as the Central Powers, named because of their central location on the European continent, in the beginning consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy and their associated empires. Even though Italy was considered to be part of the triple alliance, they didn’t join the central powers, to which Austria-Hungary took offence to because Italy did not follow the rules of being an alliance. The Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers in October 1914, and in 1915 by Bulgaria.
Triple Entente consists of the British, French, and Russia nations, while the Triple Alliance were Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. Along the way Italy made a treaty with France by which they would go neutral if Germany wanted to attack France. Because of these alliances there were many rivalries that were made. One of it was the want of power over Alsace and Lorraine; this was a rivalry between Germany and France. Rivalry between the navy and economic powers were also caused by tension between Germany and Britain.
Russia and France were against this, however. At France, the more western side, Germany was against France and Britain. At Russian Poland, the more eastern side, Germany, also helping Austria-Hungary, was against the Russians. Italy joined France and Britain because of a promise of some land at Austria and the Middle East, but they did not get as much as they had wanted. The world war began in Europe, but it also spread to the world.
His greatest victory was the battle of Austerlitz, in 1805. This battle against Austria resulted in the forcing of them to sign a Treaty, and for the Russians to retreat. He disbanded the Holy Roman Empire, and established the Confederation of the Rhine. This victory almost resulted in Napoleon being the “master” of Europe. These victories also helped the debt from before the French Revolution, and made France
The peace treaties of the first world war are deemed by some people to be too harsh on Germany and its allies as well as being nearsighted due to all the difficulties it is said to have conceived. The Treaty of Versailles which was composed in 1919, was an attempt to come to an understanding between the winning powers on what the punishment and consequences for the defeated powers would be. Due to the fact that Germany lost the conflict yet was economically and socially whole, she was required to sign the treaty and admit to the punishment that came with it. This essay will explore and analyze to what degree the Treaty of Versailles can be deemed to be harsh and short-sighted. This section will illustrate a few reasons why the Treaty of Versailles
At the outset, they hoped that, by pointing out that the Orders in Council had been revoked, the U.S. would suspend hostilities. Instead, President Madison demanded an end to impressment, well aware that Britain would not make such a concession in wartime. And so Britain went to war, with no troops to spare to reinforce Canada; it would be defended by a handful of British regulars, Native Americans and Canadian militia. The British imposed the same devastating economic blockade that had crippled France, carefully targeting states like Virginia that had voted for war. By autumn 1814 the American economy had collapsed.
The French and Indian War can be argued to have the most effect on altering the relations between Britain and the Colonies. The relationship between these two power houses began very subtle, as England followed through with a policy of salutary neglect toward the Colonies. The consequence of the war caused the Political and the Economic state of Britain to changed dramatically, causing them to act differently towards the Colonies. This made the Ideologies of the colonies change greatly. Becoming a winner of a mass of land was great to reward to Britain, but this caused them to change the way that they were going to govern, especially in North America.
This offer was sent through a telegram to Mexico City, but Great Britain intercepted the message and shared the information with the United States. This event led to the United States declaring war on Germany on April 6, 1917. The economic reasons as to why the U.S. entered WWI boiled down to the investments in Great Britain and in France. If Great Britain and France lost the war, they would not be able to repay their debt to the United States. “The U.S. economy could have potentially collapsed if debts were not paid back.
The British won the French and Indian War after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763. This victory granted Britain ownership of the Ohio River Valley territory, but resulted in a heavy war debt. After the war, the Pueblo Revolt caused England to issue the Proclamation of 1763, which prohibited settlement on the newly gained Ohio River Valley. Britain’s large war debt led to the enforcement of taxes on the American colonists without their consent. In reaction to the boycotting of English goods, Britain enforced the Intolerable Acts as a reminder of their power over the colonies.