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
Gavrilo Princip a crazed member of a terrorist group “Black Hand” killed the Archduke as he hated Austria-Hungary and the Archduke. The Austria-Hungary Empire saw the assassination as an attack on their city and gave Serbia an ultimatum. They had to comply with a long list of demands or go to war with Austria-Hungary, which was bigger and more powerful. Serbia did not want war so they complied to all their demands. However, Austria-Hungary felt that this was not enough and declared war on Serbia.
The distrust throughout the countries led to treaties pledging that certain countries would defend each other, which separated the countries outside of the pledges further (Adelblue “Setting the Stage for War”). This only increased the tension, as each country began taking sides, and set the stage for the war. Eventually, Germany began to fear that the French were seeking revenge from a previous war, the Franco-Prussian War. Germany knew that France wouldn’t attack alone, so they quickly took action and formed the Triple Alliance. Germany signed a treaty with Austria-Hungary and Italy, enforcing the fact that each country was beginning to take sides (Adelblue “Setting the Stage for War”).
Hitler had used propaganda and other tactics to make the German people eager for war. He used the treaty of Versailles as an example for the German people as their anger on the loss of World War one and their treatment under the treaty of Versailles to make them want to take revenge. Moreover, after a winter of waiting, Hitler resumed back to attack on April 9, 1940, nevertheless, as The Blitzkrieg tactic had succeeded on Poland, Hitler attacked Denmark and Norway and occupied them. One month later, Germany launched attacked on Netherlands, Belgium, and France. The main assault was through the Luxembourg and the Ardennes Forest.
Britain, once more, supported France when the Kaiser of Germany accused France of taking over Morocco, and started to prepare for war. These preparations also came out of Britain being uncomfortable of the fact that Germany is expanding its navy. Secondly, when Serbia doubled its size, Russia
“The spark was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914” (Duffy). This assassination started a chain reaction between the powers, and each country was dragged into it by the Mutual Defense Alliances. Gavrilo Princip assassinated Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914. Princip was part of a Serbian nationalist group named the Black Hand. Franz Ferdinand wanted to replace the dual monarchy and create a government that Serbia would be represented with Austria and Hungary.
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.
The July Crisis, this was a series of events which spark the war among the great power across Europe. This event started because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 28 of June 1914 in Bosnia by the Serbs. The Austrian-Hungary thought that the Serbian government had a direct influence with the assassination, which caused the several chain of events which led to World War 1. There were several players that worsen the crisis, these players are Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia and Serbia. However the events of the July crisis was mostly conducted by Austria-Hungary because of failure of diplomacy, the wanting of war and the ultimatum.
On April 22, 1916 German troops began to round up Beligain workers for Deportation to Germany (Interactive WWI timeline). The Belgians were very scared about what was going to happen to them. They also thought about what they left behind and if their house would still be standing if they got back, but more importantly if they were going to make it back alive. On May 10, 1916 Submarine warfare is suspended and Woodrow Wilson threatened breaking of relations with Germany (Interactive WWI timeline). Then a huge battle broke out.
World War one, also known as the war to end all wars, lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Germany was one of the central powers in World War One. Their biggest enemy was the Allied forces. Throughout the war, many factors such as the failure of Schlieffen Plan and the unrestricted submarine warfare had brought Germany closer and closer to failure in World War one. On 11 November 1918, Germany finally surrendered .They then received a lot of consequences such as the treaty of Versailles.
America was furious and had the right to go to war. With power growing in Congress, “a group of young Democratic-Republicans known as War Hawks assumed a conspicuous and dominant role. The War Hawks urged immediate redress of American grievances against Great Britain by declaring war.” Everyone had agreed that due to their actions, America would go to war. Some of the most important battles in the war included the battle of Fort McHenry and New Orleans. Fort McHenry led to our National Anthem and a confidence booster for battles to come.
The war of 1812 was an armed military conflict between the United States and the British Empire, which comprised of the Great Britain, Ireland and its colonies in North America. It was commenced on June 18th, 1812 by the United States and lasted for another two and a half years. At that time, the Great Britain was the greatest naval power in the world. The United States viewed this as a war on its own whereas Europe viewed it as grounds for the Napoleon wars, since it was caused by issues related to that war. However, this war had a large impact on the future of the United States.
As the Battle of Waterloo will show how the practice of quick, poor, hasty, decision making, and not using intelligence appropriately will cause defeat is battle. The Duke of Wellington commanded one Allied army in Belgium consisting of 67,000 soldiers from Britain, and he opposed Napoleon 's attempt to take over Europe. Marshal Blucher was in charge of 70,000 Prussians at Ligny and also opposed Napoleon 's agenda. Wellington and Blucher are very determined to stop Napoleon from taking over Europe. The Battle of Waterloo began with a six day battle and has been known as the most decisive battle of Napoleon 's campaign.
Imperialism was a big impact on the late 1800’s leading into the early 1900’s with counties like the British, Spanish, Russia, and Germany pushing to gain more land in different counties. This would lead to an arms race and the buildup which would lead into World War 1. Many different alliance were made if another country would attack another other countries would help with the fight. This would keep peace till the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. This was a large impact because a Serbian killed him forcing Germany to against Russia.