Although the people during that time period thought that the war was going to end quickly, simply because it was between Austria and Serbia, the war surprisingly included many other strong countries because of nationalism especially regarding the Balkan colonies wanting to be self-governed. But meanwhile, after Austria-Hungary proclaimed war with Serbia, countries from the Triple Entente later joined into war in a matter of time. As shown in Document A: the European Alliances and nations are shown on a map. The nations then started to pick sides. Austria-Hungary and Germany formed the Central Powers and then Great Britain, Russia, and France formed the Allies. Because of all of these countries going into war, there has been a lot of competition
War broke out in 1914 due to forces that had been building up in Europe for years. While the Allies blamed Germany for the war too harshly, its actions certainly did directly contribute to World War I, as did those of Austria Hungary. However, each country involved fostered militarism in their country, and became in entrenched in the web of alliances and race for imperial power, all causes of the environment that led to the Great War. Therefore, it could be said that all European countries were responsible, in part, for World War I, as reflected in Documents 5, 6, and 7.
Although there were many reasons that caused World War I, Militarism, Imperialism, and Allies were the main factors. Militarism made nations want to prove their power. Imperialism caused distrust and propaganda. Allies caused nations to fight for dominance. World War I was a big battle and caused nations to spend money and lose millions of people during the
World War I was the bar fight of all bar fights and was expected to end quickly. Unfortunately, the treacherous battle field held soldier's longer than expected. At first, Europe had been flourishing with colonies worldwide and had developed in technology greatly. Alliances had been put in place in order to balance power and prevent a world war to ever happen. Alas, the conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia was not prevented at all. The conflict was what pushed forward the war and caused countries to call for more alliances. This had gotten more and more nations involved in what started as a small conflict to a war. Countries started declaring war on eachother until it was, what some might call, a bar fight. Although
Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism, and Alliances helped to not only begin World War One, but also to propel it forward and fuel the fire that kept the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente, later referred to as the Central Powers and the Allies, in ongoing battles. Several events went down in order to instigate the beginning of this war, including the demands Austria-Hungary made of Serbia, the steadily increasing prices of war, and the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand which finally pushed it over the edge and was the leading cause in the outbreak of World War One. Even though there were many other causes, Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism, and Alliances were definitely the main leading causes.
World War II was a global war that covering every continent and most countries in the world. Starting in 1939 and continues until the end in 1945, although there were a conflicts began earlier.
World War I started because on June 28, 1914, a young Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Taking place against a backdrop of escalating tensions in the Balkans, the assassination set off a chain of events that would lead to the start of World War I barely one month later. To many people, the Great War seemed to come out of the blue, as the European continent was enjoying a long stretch of unique peace and prosperity. In fact, the seeds of the destructive conflict had been planted long before Princip fired the fatal
The June 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by the Serbian Black Hand Group, caused Austria-Hungary to declare war on Serbia. As their allies got involved this conflict grew into World War I (WWI). This event wasn’t the real cause of the war, it was just the spark that started it. Most people would say the causes were imperialism, nationalism, alliances and militarism.
In World War I, the trigger was the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria in June 1914 and the causes were militarism, imperialism, nationalism and the alliance system.
Nationalism was the main cause of World War One. The direct result of it led to the militarization of Europe’s countries, nationalistic feelings in Yugoslavia, and the alliances formed before the war. Despite the common idea that the first world war started because of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination, it was only a reason for Austria-Hungary to declare war. Nationalism was the driving factor to his assassination, and would not have happened without it.
There were many conflicts, invasions, treaties, plans, etc. that were being executed between the years 1919-1940 after the end of WWI. I strongly agree with the idea that World War II had started before the year 1939. In 1932, the Chaco war broke out between Bolivia and Paraguay. In 1932 as well, Manchuria, China was invaded by Japan, and in 1935, Abyssinia, Ethiopia was invaded by Italy. Because of the incidents and invasions between these countries before the year 1939, I believe WWII started before a declaration of war was even signed.
There were quite a few causes of the first world war (WW1). The long-term causes were the militarism, alliance system, imperialism and nationalism- MAIN. The short-term cause was the fact that Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia for killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. I personally think the most significant cause to WW1 is the alliance system and here, I will justify why I think like this.
World War 1 was a war fought between 1914 till 1918, mainly in Europe and the Middle East between the Allies, which are France, Russia, Britain, Italy and later on the US, and the Central Powers, which are Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey. The war was sparked from the assassination of Austria 's crown prince, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, at Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. A lot of people today and in the past have had a lot of different ideas and predictions on what caused World War 1, although the majority of the people say that Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism were the cause of it, “M.A.I.N” for short. And M.A.I.N is part of what caused it, and it could have been prevented.
The final two causes for the war was Alliances and the Assassination of the Archduke from the beginning of the war. The assassination of the Archduke was just a starting point for the war to begin. After the assassination, that’s when countries began forming alliances. There were two alliances: The Triple Alliances, or the Allies, and the Triple Entente, or the Central Powers. The Allies consisted of France, Great Britain, Russia (up to half way through the war), the United States (at the end of the war), and Italy (at the end of the war). The Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey), and Italy (at the beginning of the war). Alliances were formed to protect each country from enemy countries but it
The great Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck, the man who takes credit for the unification of Germany in 1871, once said “One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans.” It went as he predicted and how right he was. On August 1, 1914, four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, two more great European powers—Russia and Germany—declare war on each other; the same day, France ordered a general mobilization. This event is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I on July 28, 1914, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was shot to death with his wife by the Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo. Following the assination,