What Was The Underlying Cause Of World War 1 Essay

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In July 28, 1914 to November 11,1918 World War 1 took place where over 17 million lives were lost and over 20 million wounded soldiers. This war was between Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the United States against Germany, and Austria-Hungary. The main cause of World War 1 was militarism where many European countries kept increasing their size of their army and navy without a war going on. In the article “What Was the Underlying Cause of World War 1?” it shows an example of how militarism was the main cause of World War 1. In the article it says, “But otto von Bismarck the Chancellor of Prussia who led the unification of Germany was sandwiched between Russia and France.” The article talks about how Germany was landlocked by Russia and France. At the time Russia and France were enemy countries and because of that Germany needed to protect themselves, so they spent millions and millions of dollars on building an army and navy to protect themselves even without a war going on. This article is one way that shows that militarism is the main cause of World War 1, but another example is the speech of Bernhard von Bulow where he talks about how the Germans needed to build an army. Another example of how militarism was the main…show more content…
Speeches like Bernhard von Bulow influenced governments to increase their size of their armies and navies without a war going on. Or how countries like Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Great Britain, Russia, and France spent over 400 million British pounds to increase the size of their army and navy with peace throughout the land. Due to countries like Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Great Britain, Russia, and France spending millions of British dollars on armies and their navy a war broke out loosing over 17 million people. With knowledge of how World War 1 started (militarism) we can prevent wars like
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