Although Germany supported Austria-Hungary when they went to war, Germany didn’t directly start the war. The Balkans was a group of countries, including Serbia, in Europe that were under the rule of Austria-Hungary. They wanted to be separated and known as independent countries which was the cause of their strong nationalism. This strong nationalism has been there for a long time but it intensified when Archduke Franz Ferdinand visited Bosnia. The increased nationalism in the Balkans was the cause of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
I think the most significant cause of WW1 was the alliance system. This was most important because different countries would not be involved if they weren’t allies. Before the war happened, Russia, France and Britain had formed an alliance- the Triple Entente. All three countries think that Germany would be a threat to them. Russia thinks that Germany’s army base is too big; UK thinks that Germany’s wealth and navy increased to threaten UK; The relationship between Germany and France had been sour as Germany stole a land from France, and had been in a long-standing feud with Germany from then.
In the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was blamed for the entirety of World War 1 even though all the nations were equally responsible due to Europeans over competitive militarism which led to destruction, imperialism which angered natives and heightened tensions, and entangling alliances which escalated the war. In the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was blamed for the entirety of World War 1 even though all the nations were equally responsible due to Europeans over competitive militarism which led to destruction. In the late 1800’s European countries started developing larger armies with more advanced weapons that could potentially be very dangerous in a war. This concept is called militarism. Building of of that is the idea of arms races, where
To what extent was Wilhelm’s foreign policy the cause of WWI? Kaiser Wilhelms foreign policy wasn’t the exact cause of World War I, but it was one of the main causes that brought it to start. In 1888, Wilhelm II became the Kaiser of the german empire. The changes he made in the policies and style of government during the next years played a big role in the outbreak of war during 1914. Compared to Bismarck, who chose really conservative politics between the 1870s and 1880s, Wilhelm opted for a militaristic and expansionist political path, in order to defend Germany’s “Place in The Sun”.
Wilson had the league in place and believed that if there were any mistakes they could be corrected later. In June of 1919, the treaty of Versailles, the most important treaty of this peace meeting was ready. None of the Allies were satisfied with it. The representatives from Germany had no choice but to sign the treaty, but it would make Germany take full blame for the war. Germany would have to pay over $300 billion to the Allies for repairs and they were stripped of their overseas colonies.
After the World War II there was a lot of tension between the superpowers of the world. The universal goal was to maintain peace and ensuring post-war security, but each side had a different way of getting on with their ambitions. The democratic states tried to expand democracy throughout the world to make it easier to discuss their divergencies. As for the Soviets, they believed that by expanding their territory and controlling the countries that bordered them, they’d achive greater security. So they took control of most of Eastern Europe countries and imposed communism.
The two great tasks of achieving unity were to eliminate Austrian power from Italy and to gain liberty. These had to be sacrificed to achieve national unity under Piedmont. Then there was Cavour; he carried out vigorous economic reform and industrial development since he knew that a strong economic basis was requirement for national struggle. Italian unification was to be achieved by foreign war with friendly foreign relationships. France was the potential ally when Napoleon III was a member of the Cabonari and he was eager for national prestige and also to break the 1815 settlement.
This was a clear ultimatum that Europe was strictly forbidden forming its own defense structures, a clear attempt of United States monopolization of the defense “public good.” [Albright] The behavior of the European allies following September 11, 2001 are also in line with the actions of a lesser partner in an alliance attempting to gain power in Blau’s model. After the terrorist attacks, European members of NATO invoked the alliance’s common defense clause for the first time in the history of the alliance and contributed troops to America’s mission in Afghanistan.
In that time Spain had very serious internal problems, and in the 18th century there was a war called the War the Spanish Succession, where two dynasties (from France and Austria) clashed for the throne. Fragmented by the war, Spain at the beginning of the 19th century was destabilised; the former Spanish Empire overseas quickly disintegrated with the Latin American war of independence and eventually the loss of the colonies remained in the Spanish-American War of 1898. Spain was not involved into the First World War, due to this neutrality, allowed it to become one of the main suppliers of any kind of material for both sides. For example, Catalonia was one of the most important providers of German uniforms. That is just one example but it contributed in so many ways and it took a great advantage of it.
The United States arose out of the Cold War as the only remaining hegemon, making America the principal actor in a unipolar global order. Though the U.S. has endured as the dominant economic and military power in the world, Huntington instead chose to focus his exposition on the salience of multiculturalism to a valuation of global power. In a free market society, technological modernization has had a prolific effect on multiculturalism (via economic and social convergence criteria). The European peace project has led to the creation of a multicultural confederation which actively disseminates Western politics, social norms and liberal economic values to establish itself as a global power. Europe has institutionalized multiculturalism both