In result, the alliance system, which enveloped Europe, established the detrimental domino effect leading to the outcome of world war. The assassination and initial war of Austria and Serbia became overshadowed by their allies, and in this, World War I was catalyzed. The responsibility of the Great War falls on the alliance system, which irrefutably presents all involved parties with relatively equal responsibility for the outbreak and destruction of Europe, instead of one nation, Germany, bearing most guilt. The alliances held nations to a standard; by forming an alliance and receiving the benefits associated with the friendship, there was a promise of permanent support. The triple alliance, consisting of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, promised military support should a foreign conflict pursue.
This made other European powers such as Britain, France and Russia threatened. Whilst all of this his made some tension, the tension built greatly when Germany made a triple alliance with Italy and Austria-Hungary in 1882. Germany did this because they felt threated by France, Russia and Britain who were surrounding Germany. Whilst Germany had a reason for this alliance, the other power house countries such as Britain, France and Russia saw this ... ... middle of paper ... ...ilst Archduke Franz Ferdinand was on a Royal visit in Bosnia, a group of pro independent terrorists called The Black Hand Group assassinated the Archduke. They made the attack because Bosnia was recently annexed by Austria and Franz Ferdinand was next in line to the throne.
Question: In what ways did the causes of the Second World War differ from the First World War? The causes of World War One are extensively different from the ones of World War Two. Although, both wars were catastrophic, the causes of the first war were about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the July Crisis, and alliances between the European nations. While, the Second World War’s cause was Germany’s expansionist aims and Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf, the failure of Collective security along with the failure of the League of Nations, and also one major cause would be appeasement. In WW1, the terrorist attack of a Serbian nationalist caused the ignition of flames that were set across Europe.
Dillan Badilla March 20th, 2014 Ap European History Period 1 In 1914, Gavrilo Princip had assassinated Franz Ferdinand, The duke of Austria. The assassins had been put up by the Serbian government, soon the Austrian government found out and had decided to retaliate. This had been the tipping point that had caused World War 1. But this is not the only cause to World War 1. The other causes of World War 1 were MIlitarism which was strongest in Germany.
Many actions led up to the start of World War I. Immediate causes: the assassination of the heir of Austria-Hungry and gradual causes: militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism were prominent forces that led to war. However, they main underlying forces were the gradually occurring ones. Contradicting to what most believed to have been the main cause of World War I, the underlying main causes of World War I did not have direct association to Germany. There were alliance systems that spread all throughout Europe.
There are many reasons why World War One occurred in 1914, many are complex and remain controversial which is why the matter has been disputed to this day by historians all over the world. My theory is that a lot of those reasons and the trigger factor all links to one thing; the alliance system. The alliance system is what made countries oppose each other and become rivals making it the most significant factor. It had an impact on who supported who when Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. This was only the spark that started war in Europe; there were long term causes that contributed to the war and were the origins.
Sarah Hukill P1 3-20-14 WW1 FRQ World War One was propagandized as the “war to end all wars” to rally together fellow citizens into enlisting. However, it did not live up to its claim and many who survived the war were nearly unaware of why they had actually joined the war, besides to fight for their mother-country. Among the causes of WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was the nephew of the emperor of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, each country’s obligation to each other in alliance which contributed to the fast escalation of a world war, the propaganda used to spread nationalism and militarism, and the imperialism that had previously caused many European countries to have already established an aggression towards one another. Nationalism had grown among the people in Serbia and the rest of Europe like a flame, leading to a small group of zealots who sought to restore greater Serbia to its former glory. They intended to do this by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, since he was an important figure of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire ,but instead they had received more than they bargained for.
The assassination at Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Countess Sophie, heir to Austria-Hungarian Throne by a Bosnian Serb was just one cause - the spark that set alight the tensions of Europe at the beginning of the 20th Century. Some of the reasons were: Militarism, Nationalism, Alliances and the assassination of Archduke France Ferdinand. One big role that played in the start of World War I was allies. Allies are a group of countries who will protect each other from whoever wants to attack. They will support each other and fight together.
This serious misconception brought harm to all European powers. On the other hand, World War 1 was made inevitable by the long-term antagonism between the powers, as a result of rival nationalist movements, secret alliances, militarism and empirical dashes. ‘I think, that in our eyes, it’s obvious that the First World War changed the world’ – Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, University of Picardie.
These four things made such an impact of going to war. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand caused a system of alliances to kick in, and all the major powers of Europe divided into two camps, the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. His assassination was the main cause of World War One. One of the causes of World War One was the Alliances. These were settlements or oaths to defend and help other countries.