Wilson thought that Europe would want to achieve the goal of peace that he had. He was wrong, the leaders in Europe wanted to punish the Germans for the war. Wilson outlined his peace plan in January of 1918. His plan was known as the Fourteen points, this plan was created to prevent international problems from causing another World War. His first couple points were to end secret agreements, create freedom of the seas, and to settle arguments peacefully.
It was one of the orders from the League for all countries to disarm to create peace within the nations and abolish war. Disarmament failed as the League of Nations needs were not met. The League had also failed in the same area during the 1920's, but during that time period, it was not a big matter that had to be dealt with. However, during the 1930's, the pressure increased for the League to take action upon global disarmament. Germany had already been fuming by the fact that they alone had to disarm after the First World War and all other countries had not done
Since the beginning of time, war has been practiced for numerous reasons ultimately to benefit a group of people or nations. But, when war divides the world into two different sides with the capability to destroy faster than we can create, it makes us question, is war really worth it? With the aftermath of World War One, people we’re still divided, but for a different reason, after a war with a catastrophic amount of deaths we had militarists advocating to fight and pacifists demanding peace. The two sources I have used from this essay comes from a European militarist, Friedrich Von Bernhardi with his book “War a Biological Necessity” and United States pacifists, William James, in his book “Moral Equivalent of War”. Therefore this essay will review the
There wouldn’t be anything or anybody to stop him, so why should he stop taking over more land to grow his power. If Adolf Hitler isn’t threatened, there wouldn’t be a reason to stop invading other territories. If he isn 't placed under pressure then he will be given time to think out his plans to successfully imperialise greater nations than him gaining superior power. Adolf Hitler is smart enough to predict and understand the vulnerability of the remaining European nations. He knows how to place himself in the leaders shoes and can decide how they feel about standing up to Hitler.
Julius Caesar was the first dictator of Rome, which left the people with a displeasing feeling of him. He came into rule, wanting to make life better for the people of Rome and give them better odds in the case of something bad happening. My prompt was to elaborate what led to Julius Caesar’s death and how it happened; also supposed to give a reason to why they thought he was killed. Julius Caesar died because of the way he tried to go about ruling Rome; the council did not agree with the way that Caesar was trying to rule and they disagreed with him on more than one occasion, because he had political experience before he became the dictator of Rome. To begin, Julius Caesar was the first dictator in Roman history,causing a lot of problems with the council and the people.
Alexander Hamilton was not satisfied, and constantly asked if he could have a troop to command and lead, although Washington would always respond with “no.” Later on, Washington eventually allowed Hamilton to be trusted with orders and commands, such as in the battle of Yorktown where he was given permission to lead an attack, and eventually force the British to surrender. After the British surrendered and the battle had ceased, Britain was no longer in control of America. America had been freed and were ready to start a new nation. Hamilton’s position in the Revolutionary War is significant today because without Hamilton and his plans to defeat the British army, America might still be under the monarch of Britain and would not be Independent. If the British had won the war, the American population would be significantly less and not as mixed.
Alliances are nations that team up and help one another for a common goal, especially countries during a war. Alliances were designed to keep the peace, but not when rival alliances are formed (Causes of World War 1 Handout, pg 3 & 4). The Schlieffen Plan, created in 1905 by General count Alfred von Schlieffen, was a German war plan. The plan stated that Germany was to attack France then Russia to avoid war on two fronts. This of course got the French and the Russians mad so they teamed up and became apart of the alliance, the Triple Entente.
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.
Different factors come into play but this remains the biggest, as many countries weren’t interested in supporting the leagues as their own economic problems began to overflow. Permanent members of the League could be considered the biggest offenders of this, as they desire to keep good relations with aggressive countries, without following protocol like it dictates. Many events that occurred between 1919 and all the way to Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor of Germany are evident of this, including the Manchurian Crisis and the infamous Abyssinian Crisis, considered the event that started the beginning of the end of the League of Nations.
Foreign affairs have always been a subject of debate for America ever since its birth. George Washington wanted America to avoid foreign affairs ant to stay neutral, but politicians did not listen to him and wanted to enforce their own form of justice across the world. America’s involvement in foreign affairs has always been for a different reason, at times it could be as childish as having a strong disliking for another country’s way of life. The United States sees itself as one of the most powerful countries in the world, as an icon of sorts, and because of this, they feel that their way of life is the only way of life. However, that is not the case, America overall wants other countries to be parallel to their own form of government, ideologies, and strategies.