World War 1 Start Essay

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As the children fell asleep to their mothers singing voice, their fathers slept to the sound of firing guns. These were the realities during World War 1, a European battle that lasted 4 years. The war started in 1914 and was fought in central Europe it included countries like France, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Britain, Austria, Seria, US and Germany. The gruesome conditions were a cause for inevidetal deaths they used machinery fight in the war were tanks, airplanes, trenches, flame throwers and Macha gas. There were many reasons was to why World War 1 started such as Imperialism, Militarism and Nationalism, But the most supportive role in bringing WW1 is Imperialism. Imperialism is the action of a country over taking another for its own benefit. As Europe began to advance industrially they took over the countries in Africa, according to document F, by 1913 the British Empire had grown 12,740,000 square miles. Germany however only grew 1,139,000 as the British Empire continued to expand so did the tension between …show more content…

The document from London Times History of the World the two countries of Great Britain and Germany had in there army two times and its navy 3 times its original size from 1890 to 1914. This led many countries to be concerned and aware that they could be attacked by these two countries. As told from Bernhard von Bulow in his article “The Hammer or the Anvil” he writes “We don 't want to step on the toes of any foreign power, but at the same time we don 't want our own feet trampled by any foreign power… no welfare for us without power, without a strong army and a strong fleet.” Bulow explains that the only way to prosper as a country is to militarize because of the fear of becoming an anvil to another country. Nevertheless militarizing did not cause the war but it created the best foundation for a war to

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