War is a major distinguishing characteristic of international politics and could be considered as the most destructive form of human behavior (Levy, 2015). Usually, War is perceived as a useful instrument of policy to achieve state political objectives (Levy, 2015). Since the beginning of record of history, the study of War has been an important concern of philosophers, social scientists, and many historians. Socialists are continuously debating about the leading causes of the international conflict that resulted in the death of seventeen million people including 100,000 American troops from 1914 to 1918 (Beams, 2015). Thus experts in history have found a chain of events that objectively led to the Great War (Beams, 2015). Modest research conducted by Martin an American history expert confirmed five causes that led to the World War I such as: Imperialism, Mutual Defense alliances, Militarism, Nationalism, and Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. An effective analysis about the devotion of the nation Great Powers in the era of the War will be sufficient to provide explicit and rigorous reasons for their inclusion and inclusion in the War.
Historians reported that since the formation of new monarchies in Europe there were major conflicts among the Great Powers which impacted the international order. Changes that occurred in international states system made them strive for wealth and power in order to become richer and stronger (Kennedy, 2010). Nations economic resources used inefficiently during wartime considerably dropped their economy leading to military conflicts then to War (Kennedy, 2010).Militarism and the expansion of military European and among the global power in summer 1914 largely c...
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...ee”. Not all parties concerned were satisfied with the Treaty, however President Wilson favored ratification of the Treaty with inclusion of the covenant of the League of Nations even though U.S. Senate opposed it (Trueman, 2015). President Wilson believed that the League would prevent future Wars (Trueman, 2015). Article 10 of the treaty gave the war powers of the U.S. government to the League Council’s (Trueman, 2015).
In conclusion, Germany and its allies were forced by Britain, Italy, the United States, and France to accept the responsibility of the War in Paris during the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles or Treaty of peace that led to end World War I (Trueman, 2015). However, Germany and its allies claimed that the War logical at that time. Thus, considering the negative impacts of that dramatic historical event someone is to be responsible s for it.
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