There were many minority nations that wanted to establish independence and separate themselves from the mainstream, dominant society. This collective identity and unity that the nations have established caused them to form extreme nationalist ideas and revolt against the more influential people they were controlled by. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand happened due to the severe nationalistic feelings of the Serbs. The Serbs had always wanted to achieve sovereignty and independence from Austria-Hungary. When Franz Ferdinand announced that he will be leaving to Sarajevo to greet the townspeople on June 28, 1914, a terrorist organization called the ‘Black Hand’ had meticulously arranged an attack against Franz Ferdinand.
With the help of the imperial governments, the cartels strongly vied for foreign markets to expand their capitalist markets in the world. The expansion of imperialism led to wars among the empires and eventually ignited revolutionary flames in the exploited colonies. As the fierce flames spread across the exploited world, the exploited would see the demise of capitalism and welcome the arrival of
Imperialism is a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. It is a great way to strengthen the economy and gain power and territory for countries that practice it, though it often failed and resulted in war and the deaths of innocents. Four intellectuals that played a big part in influencing American imperialism were Frederick Jackson Turner, Alfred T. Mahan, Herbert Spencer and John Fisk. All of these influencers had different ideologies and came together to justify American imperialism. They believed America needed to expand power and gain territories.
This means that despite the impacts of the war, many in America still believed that America’s role (and the best way to achieve its interests) was by leaving other nations alone. This is because the war was extremely unpopular. Many Americans did not trust that President Wilson campaigned for reelection on a platform of anti-war, but then got the United States involved. They also distrusted that he had promised a just peace in his fourteen point plan, but ended up with secret land deals and a punishing Treaty of Versailles, as opposed to a rehabilitory treaty. As a result, the irreconcilables in Congress voted multiple times to strike down the League of Nations.
First World War is one of the biggest wars in the history of humanity. It took more then 10 millions lives all around the world. It showed how cruel and ruthless people could to their opponents. But what caused such a terrible event? What made a group of very united counties fight against each other?
Wilson wanted the US to be the savior and unite the world under one military but many did not like this. Europe, (the Triple Entente specifically) heavily opposed this. They had invested many lives and so much of their resources that to back out now would make those lives lost in vain. While the Central Powers (who arguably were winning at the time) agreed, the rest of Europe did not. A unified military probably sounded like a joke to them, after all, they have been in wars with each other since the founding of countries there.
While war can be seen as a way to gain land, wealth, and power, it ends up not benefiting either side. The inhumanity found in humans that is shown in war, changes both the aggressors and the victims’ lives in a negative way. Humans often lose sight of what is most important in life: survival; therefore some focus all of their attention towards what is needed to make them “fulfilled”, and sometimes have to take down others in order to get their way. Hitler was enraged that the Germans lost WWI, and blamed the loss of the war on the citizens of Germany being unpatriotic and
Which didn’t bring the German people much joy as his way of dealing with the aftermath of WW1 was revenge paid in all what Germany had to offer. Clearly disregarding how Germany would manage as well as the impact it would have on the future generations of Germans. The unreasonableness of the Treaty is what caused the Germans to suffer, causing them to want change, which resulted in anger and what the English PM Lloyd George feared, revenge. President Wilson had a great plan that would not only would bring all the countries together and have them independent as well as being capable of building a future they want. His plan focused on giving the countries in Europe what they wanted as well as being fair.
Eventually, laying the foundations for the formation of the largest global empire in history. The desire for expansion within the British empire arose due to a culmination of heavy losses in terms of warfare, particularly with France at the end of the hundred years’ war, great envy toward their rivals, a longing for exotic commodities, but also a crippling debt in the monarchy was a key factor. In the 16th century, however, the state neglected to fully commit itself to help fund voyages of exploration, settlement, and colonisation, due to a lack of resources. T. O. Lloyd, in his book ‘The British Empire 1558-1983’, explains “The government certainly had no money to spare to help the colonies, and this introduced the general rule that English colonies had to cover their own costs.” Therefore, much of the conquest and discovery was left in the hands of privateers and private enterprises “whose concern for immediate gain was detrimental to long-term planning needed to promote colonisation.” The first real expedition
The second requirement is having the right intentions. Launching an attack on a country, being motivated by corrupt thoughts such as: revenge, entertainment, or to gain power/land would not be an acceptable reason for starting a war. Once a country’s purpose of starting a war is immoral, their motives would just get worse, and chance to result into a disastrous battle. The third requirement is having the proper authority and making a public declaration to its own people. If the proper authorities do not approve of its country going into war, then the country does not have any right to start a war.