Serbia threatened Austria-Hungary with war, Russia, allied to Serbia, mobilized its forces. Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary mobilised its forces and prepared to threaten Russia. War was avoided when Russia backed down. There was, however, war in the Balkans between 1911- 1912 when the Balkan states drove Turkey out of the area. The states then fought each other over which area should belong to which state.
The Balkans was a group of countries, including Serbia, in Europe that were under the rule of Austria-Hungary. They wanted to be separated and known as independent countries which was the cause of their strong nationalism. This strong nationalism has been there for a long time but it intensified when Archduke Franz Ferdinand visited Bosnia. The increased nationalism in the Balkans was the cause of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Germany didn’t directly contribute to the assassination of the Archduke nor did it contribute to nationalism in the Balkans.
Britain argued that Austria was asking for too much financial assistance in the war. As a result, Austria allied with France—a powerful army in Europe to fight against Prussia in order to retain Silesia in the Seven Years War; Russia too allied with Austria. In consequence, Prussia allied with Great Britain who both agreed to help each other. Britain’s main purpose to ally with Prussia was to protect
In order to make France stop doing this, the Germans created the Triple Alliance in 1882 with Italy and Austria-Hungary. Germany’s main goal was to make France feel defenseless and threatened by the alliance but it also caused a lot of other nations feel threatened too. This then caused the formation of the Triple Entente which was an alliance between France, Britain, and Russia. This is significant to the start of World War 1 because the alliance that were created cause tensions to rise in Europe but it also caused the chances of a World war to highly increase. For example, before the alliances were created Germany had problems with France and Britain, and Austria- Hungary had issues with Russia.
Then Japan joined the war due to Britain asking for their assistance. Subsequently, Italy and the United States entered the war on the side of the allies. Furthermore, the alliance between Germany, Austria, and Russia known as the "Three Emperor's League", secluding France, collapsed when conflicts evolved between Austria and Russia about the Ottoman Empire. Bismarck formed a secret treaty with Austria known as the “Dual Alliance”, which agreed mutual defense if Russia were to attack. Every five years the Dual Alliance was renewed until the end of the war, and can be contemplated as a foundation to the alliance systems in Europe as it connected Germany’s interests to the Austria-Hungarian Empire.
Greece got its independence and Serbia was allowed to govern itself, two countries who were previously under the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Countries in Europe noticed the weakening Empire, however so did Russia. Russia and the Ottomans began a war. This war was called the Crimean war. France and Britain took the side of the Ottomans because they didn 't want Russia controlling that land.
It was felt that Germany had been simply made a scapegoat by the other countries for all that had happened. Looking back it is clear that the Treaty of Versailles created more problems than it actually solved. The treaty broke up empires and changed boundaries. The Germans lost territory and other countries tried to weaken Germany’s military potential and strengthen their own to compensate for the destruction of their lands caused by the Germans.
There were roughly six countries involved, and a factor for this war taking place was the growing fear about the power Russia had obtained. During the war, despite Russia being a match for the Turkish army, they were outmatched in regard to the power of the European military; this drew further attention to the backwardness of Russia in comparison to the western countries. Russia was ill-equipped to provide their troops the necessary supplies in a timely manner, and there weapons were outmatched by the modern weapons their adversaries were using. Nicholas I died in 1855, devastated by the standing Russia had in the war, and his son Alexander II became czar during this war. Alexander II accepted a peace treaty in 1856, reluctantly.
Which puts Serbia in a very critical situation even though Serbia had nothing to do with the terrorist attack. That triggered both countries and declared war, which then their allies got involved too. So, because of nationalism, each country in Europe wanted to show their power. Most countries declared
The British impressed thousands of American sailors into the Royal Army, punishing Americans despite America’s state of sovereignty during Britain’s war with France. This blatant disrespect of America’s neutrality was a big factor in America’s decision to declare war against Britain. Furthermore, the British still kept the Orders in Council even after America passed several embargo policies hoping for change. The policies were ignored by the British and Americans were only harmed by Jefferson and Madison’s attempts for peace. Ultimately, the War of 1812 was due to Britain’s inability to respect America as a nation separate from the French and British
One first factor why the war was not over by Christmas 1914 was because of the failure of the Schlieffen plan. The Schlieffen Plan was the German war plan that was aiming to wn the war by taking control of Paris in 40 days, causing the French to surrender and freeing up troops to send East to fight the Russians. If nobody had inhabited Belgium or France, the plan might have worked. The plan did not take into account the possibility that the Belgians, having been promised neutrality, would become angered and would defend their country. It also did not take into account the chance that Britain would fight for Belgian neutrality too, as Germany had hoped that Britain would remain neutral.
The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand enraged Austrian 's and also provided the Austrian government with an excellent reason to take military action against Serbia even though the assassin was an Austrian himself.1 Knowing that there was a potential for Russia to intervene in any military action against Serbia, Austria turned to their ally to gain their approval and support for future actions against Serbia.2 Austria was hoping that if supported by Germany Russia would remain out of the fight considering previous threats of military action from Germany to Russia helped Austria annex Bosnia and Hercegovina earlier prior to 1910.3 Austria now need the support of Germany to be secure in their decision to take military action against Serbia. An
establish the French economic dominance on the continent against the British influence. But the Napoleonic actions did not achieve the expected success; the invasion of the French troops in other countries generated the opposition of the population from the territories occupied. This was the case of Portugal and Spain, as well as the strong resistance of the Napoleonic troops in Russia. Napoleon 's defeat began in the Russian campaign, which put a stain on the image of the invincible general. Furthermore, Napoleon was appointed as a traitor of the republican ideals of the French Revolution, because of the return from the noble principles of the aristocracy.
The Russian Revolution was necessary because the citizens were against economic oppression. The Russian Revolution was necessary because Miliukov made a speech to ask for the tsar to step down in order for the Russia to gain victory from the war. In November 14, 1916, Miliukov made a speech by calling for the tsar Nicholas II to step down from power from the belief that the citizens are concerned about Nicholas II’s ability
The battle at Gallipoli only occurred due to Russia reaching out to their British allies to attack the Turks at this location to relieve the pressure on Russia from the Turks at the battle of Sarikamish.5 The British were hesitant to comment to such an operation to their army already being spread thin, but also saw a potential for opening supply lines to Russia, which they may provide valuable arms to Russia and end the war faster.6 Britain also believed that if victory occurred at Gallipoli, Greece may side with the Entente powers and their army could be used against the Turks.7 The British and their subjects would be defeated at the battle of Gallipoli and the Turks would claim victory. Even after being defeated, Australians and New Zealand soldiers helped establish their respected country’s national identity with their determination.8 The Turks also established their national identity and began to separate themselves from the Ottoman Empire that they fought for.9 This victory would later help the Turks establish their own state of Turkey and help the collapse of the Ottoman