Imperialism Dbq

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During the 1800’s and early 1900’s the world was substantially controlled by the European empires. Imperialism was Europe's main plan of action to acquire more territory. Therefore the Industrial Revolution benefited Europe tremendously giving them new machinery, technology, and production on a larger scale. The causes of World War I were Militarism, Alliances, Nationalism, and Imperialism. The most important cause was Imperialism because tensions began to rise as countries competed for territory and economic power across the world. Militarism and Alliances were some of the leading causes that led to World War 1. Document D states, “...if we realize that there is no welfare for us without power, without a strong army and a strong fleet.” Along with that Document A shows a map which clearly shows the European Alliances that were present. In the evidence provided Document D represents how important militarism was to obtaining power by stating that without power which requires a strong army and fleet there is no welfare. These causes led to a global war by increasing tension among nations. As well as involving more nations through alliances creating conflict on a global scale. …show more content…

In Document F the size of colonial empires is shown, including the Area of land as well as population. In Document C a chart showing the Growth of Armaments in several countries shows what each of the countries values. The increasing numbers in Document F displays the desire to increase their overall status through owning more land and having larger populations, which is a prime example of imperialism. Nationalism is present in Document C, the chart showing the growth of arms in each country which suggests the heritage, morals, and objective of each nation. These were the cause of a global war due to the intense aspiration to prove each nations supremacy and

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