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. Then, Austria-Hungary and Germany formed an alliance with Belgium and the Ottoman Empire joining in. Then, when Austria declared war on Serbia, Russia declared war on Austria as Russia had a contract with Serbia that they would
The most direct cause of war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The Archduke of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by Serbian nationalists who did not want to be under the rule of Austria-Hungary. After this incident, Austria-Hungary proposed a ultimatum to which Serbians did not agree. This began war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. Although Germany supported Austria-Hungary when they went to war, Germany didn’t directly start the war.
A British writer wrote a memoir called Goodbye to All That which is about his experiences from the war. He reflects, “England declared war on Germany… I was outraged to read of the Germans’ cynical violation of Belgian neutrality” (The Excitement of the War Handout, pg 1). This shows how Germany's actions affected not only Belgian, but other allied countries. The Belgians and the British were now furious at the Germans because the Germans provoked them by the invasion. Germany is partially to blame for World War 1 because they put the Schlieffen Plan into action which caused tension between Germany and the Belgium-Britain alliance, leading to
World war 1 was one of the most devastating wars in history. The War Occurred Mostly Europe and started in 1914 and ended in 1918. During the First World War, the amount of casualties was devastating. 17 million people died and 20 million wounded. This war is considered to have been a tragedy for many people in Europe as they have never witnessed a war like this before.
They wanted to break free from their control. The Black Hand was a Serbian secret society that was formed in 1911 whose sole mission was to help Serbia break free from Austria-Hungary. A courageous member of the Black Hand society, Gavrilo Princip succeeded in assassinating Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie on June,28th 1914 after his driver took a wrong turn in Bosnia. Subsequently, Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia for this and tensions rose due to immense rivalry
The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand could be described as the foremost immediate cause. A Slavic nationalist student named Gavrilo Princip, who was working in tandem with a secret cult named “The Black Hand” shot the archduke on June 28th in 1914, in attempt to spark a Slavic revolution. The assassination didn't do as the assailant planned, but it was used as an excuse for Austria to take hostile action against Serbia. In fact, the seeds of the devastating conflict had been planted long before Princip fired those fatal bullets. The importance of treaties, economic factors, and ideology as the causes of WW1 vary because I believe ideology
“When Countries race to build up, armies, navies, and weapons.” This statement is agreeable as most European nations were stockpiling large numbers of weapons. A great example was in Russia, as Russia had mobilized forces from 1914- 1918. A lot of nations had the desire to use military force to solve political problems, which started militarism in WWI. As an example of a nation, I will suggest France as France had, about 3,750,000 soldiers in their army. This intimidated other countries especially Germany after they realised the French had a greater military.
World War 2 was the biggest and bloodiest conflict of the entire world history. Many world powers such as the US and Great Britain were involved in this war, which indicates that this was an international war. After its end, defeated countries were blamed for its devastating consequences. One of them was blamed most in particular: Germany. In this essay, I will analyze to what extent was Germany responsible for the outbreak of World War 2.
Germany was one of the major players in the First World War that started in the year 1914. The Treaty of Versailles, a peace treaty published after the war in 1919, largely blamed Germany for the war, forcing the country to disarm and pay a generous sum of reparation to the victorious side. Many historians still argue over whether this blame was justified or not; while most claim that Germany was the inexcusable cause, some counter that there were other factors to blame, such as Austria-Hungary. I believe that Germany was indeed responsible for WW1, not solely but for the majority of it, because they were what started the war in the first place. In 1914 a Serbian youth, encouraged by the secret military society in Serbia called the 'Black
World War I was often referred to as "The Great War". It began in 1914 and ended in 1918. America witnessed much devastation in this time period. In these four years alone nearly 9 million people died and millions more were maimed, crippled, grief stricken, or psychologically scarred (Coetzee, 11). World War I is considered by some, the first man-made catastrophe of the twentieth century.