The tensions cause these countries to go against each other even more and really strive and achieve what they want, simply because they want to prove that they are the best and most powerful. The causes for these tensions and the cause of the war in general will be named and explained with 3 main ideas below. The question that will be answered is what factors did really cause WW1. Imperialism as a cause of ww1: Imperialism is a system where a powerful nation rules and exploits one or more colonies. The main advantages of imperialism were economic and beneficial for a country occupying the territory.
British policies established in 1763-1776 greatly affected the colonists and pushed them towards developing their own republican values. All of the acts and taxes the British issued and how overly controlling the British were over the colonists was the starting point, also the increasing rebellions encouraged the colonists to break away from Britain’s rule, and finally the wars that resulted and seizing authority from the British was the final turning point for the colonists in eliminating Britain’s heavy-handed ruling over the colonists. The acts, and taxes that came with most of the acts, that the English imposed on the colonists was a substantial reason the colonists opposed British rule. After the French and Indian war the British found
Because of the great amount of power Britain possessed, the colonists were under oppression, ultimately taking action to defend themselves. Namely, according to document 5, the author states, “what is to defend us against so enormous, so unlimited power?”. As the taxes began to mound on top of one over the other, the colonists began to feel overwhelmed. In response, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and three others, created the Declaration of Independence as a call to war, to offset British rule. Like the Stamp Act, the colonists answered with violence, and the violence only increased as the British made sure to oppress the
Britain wanted to expand the colonies so the colonies would produce more raw materials and buy more finished goods from Britain. After the war Britain wanted to be more involved in the colonies. They felt more of a British presence was needed but the colonist thought the opposite. Colonist did not want British soldiers, tax collectors and law enforces controlling their towns, they did not want British laws telling them what to do. The French and Indian War changed the relations between Britain
Militarism was about the belief that a country must maintain an influential military and use it violently to publicise its personal interests. Militarism influenced World War 1 as the rising European division led to an arms race between the main nations. The arms race was known as a competition for who had the strongest armed forces. This led to Industrialism which contributed to augmented financial rivalry. Industrialisation affected the start of World War 1 as it led to improved military technology which increased the likelihood for one’s nation to win.
The first MAAIN cause is militarism which basically means that the government has more money to spend on the military so they do and they think they are than the best. An example, can be Europe because they wasted a lot of money on their military and they wanted to go to war because they thought it will be quick and easy but it was the exact opposite. The second MAAIN cause is alliances which means that other nations have your back if you get attacked. An example can be France so if they got attacked Britain will have their back and support them. The third MAAIN cause is arms race which means that nations tried to get the most powerful weapons and when they were ready they attacked so when they had an higher advantage than their opponent they
The development of empires created tensions in Europe during the late 1800 's and early 1900 's (World). When new empires came, they more than likely wanted power. That probably made the other empires and countries, angry, which lead to tension between them. A system of military alliances gave European powers a sense of security before World War I (World). Before Europe could start war they had to know they had a good military.
According to Paine, "Europe is too thickly planted with kingdoms to be long at peace, and whenever a war breaks out between England and any foreign power, the trade of America goes to ruin, BECAUSE OF HER CONNECTION WITH ENGLAND". In Common Sense, Paine writes that it would have been hard for American colonies to expect peace and help from other European nations, such as Spain and France, because reconciliation with Britain would made the colonies hostile to those nations. Consequently, Americans needed to break free from Britain in order to achieve better trade as well as have good international relations with other. Similarly, Paine believes that American colonies have sufficient resources to and the ability to survive economically and that the British government can only misuse them and lead to the colonies destruction. According to Paine " Our iron is superior to that of other countries.
As combinations of militarism and nationalism creates a deadly tinder pile ready for a spark. The assassination of Archduke Frans Ferdinand became not only a spark but a fire between nations. Soon as the war broke out in Europe between Hungary and Serbia it was not long after until more nations were pulled into conflict. A system designed to encourage peace, The Alliance System became a driving cause for war for as more and more countries entering the war pulled
If France acquired a large territory over England, then England would combat that and acquire a large territory of their own. The French and Indian war was a battle of large egos. Both countries wanted to be known as the superior power in the world. That is why they wanted these large territories and resources. Various important battles of the French & Indian War included, Massacre