How Did Imperialism Made World War 1 Inevitable

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Imperialism made World War 1 inevitable. Imperialism is a policy by which a country extends its power by gaining control over other parts of the world through diplomacy or military force. This made World War 1 inevitable because many countries such as Germany wanted to be a mercantilistic nation. Mercantilism is the economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the accumulation of profitable balances. To become a mercantilistic nation Germany tried taking over Morocco so they would have control over the Strait of Gibraltar. The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and was used for trading. They tried manipulating Morocco into becoming allies with them and this

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