Cause Of First World War

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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? In this essay i will try to find out. It’s a pretty known fact, that one of the main reasons of the First World War was the thing that was invented to prevent it. And that is militarism. Militarism means that the army and military forces are given a high profile by the government. The growing European divide had led to an arms race between the main countries. The armies of both France and Germany had more than doubled between 1870 and 1914 and …show more content…

In June 1914, a Serbian-nationalist terrorist group called the Black Hand sent groups to assassinate the Archduke. Their first attempt failed when a driver avoided a grenade thrown at their car. However, later that day a Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinated him and his wife while they were in Sarajevo, Bosnia which was part of Austria-Hungary. This was in protest to Austria-Hungary having control of this region. Serbia wanted to take over Bosnia and Herzegovina. This assassination led to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia and all the events, that i already wrote about in the previous paragraph. In the conclusion, i can say that, World War I was the result of many factors and reasons, but mostly it was foolishness and shortsightedness of the country leaders of the time, that made the war happen. In 1889 Otto von Bismarck talked abut Europe in the future and said that it would be: ‘The nightmare of coalitions’ and hid predictions came true. Essay N.2 Source …show more content…

I think that, because the man in the middle is Germany and we remember how humiliated and destroyed was the country, after the treaty. I think that this picture was published in Germany to show everyone, how cruel and ruthless were UK, US and France to them. And that is the biggest limitation of the caricature - it was drawn in Germany and all of the anger that german people had was put inside the picture (In the future this anger caused biggest war of all the time) and they tried to show their opponents as just crazy animals, but really Clemenceau, Wilson and Lloyd did what they were supposed to do, but maybe gone too

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