What Caused The Great War Essay

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There were many controversial topics throughout the world during the 20th century such as WWI, WWII, the Civil Rights movement, women’s rights, and the Vietnam War. Although this was a difficult time for most people (especially since the stock market crashed in 1929) there were a few influential people (Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks) that stood out from the rest in leading the fight for equality. What caused the uproar in the east that eventually lead to the beginning of “The Great War”? One of the reasons that so much of Europe was engulfed by the war is because of all the treaties that were in place. Austria-Hungary had a treaty with Germany. Serbia had a treaty with Russia. France and Great Brittan…show more content…
The Schlieffen Plan was meant to protect Germany in case they were attacked from both east and west. In order for Germany to reach France they had to pass straight through Belgium which would mean that they would engage in combat. Since Belgium had a treaty with Brittan, Brittan was also successfully involved in the war. When most people think about war they imagine people hiding in buildings and behind barricades. Well this particular war was fought in trenches. Also known as trench warfare. This caused many problems such as many people being shot down in no man’s land. No man’s land was the area between the two trenches that nobody had control over. The United States finally entered the war after Germany sank the Lusitania, a British commercial ship, which killed 159 Americans. Zimmerman’s note also lured the United States into the war. Zimmerman’s note was sent to Mexico from Germany stating that if Mexico declared war on the United States that they would get part of the U.S. land. Fighting had finally ceased when they signed the Treaty of Versailles. World War I contributed to the creation of the League of Nations which is known today as the United Nations. Many people believe this to contribute to the start of World War II because of the controversial stipulations placed on

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