How Did Imperialism Affect The World War In 1914

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Conflicts ranged from internal rebellions to full out world wars. Before the year 1914, there was somewhat peace around the world, in which the West believed that their influence only had positive effects since they were educating the inferior barbarians of the world. However, even though the world wanted to be at peace, nationalism and the focus of Western power and imperialism stopped them. For example, the Olympics may have begun as international athletic entertainment, but it soon turned into a huge competition. Not only was this a sign that the world did not cooperate with each other, but it was also another sign that explained why the nations did not meet frequently at the World Court, which was made to solve arguments. There were many arguments between key European nations, such as Britain, France, Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary. They eventually split into two groups. Germany was a major threat to the world, especially when World War II broke out, but this is discussed later. With high tensions, a Serbian shot the Austrian Archduke, Ferdinand, the emperor’s nephew in July 1914.The goal was to get some Austrian Slavic land, but this just made Austria upset, so they attacked Serbia with Germany’s approval. 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

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