As Austria-Hungary went to war against Serbia; Serbia had alliances with France, Russia, Italy, and the Ottoman Empire to join the war on their side. Germany knowing that Russia was mobilizing its army, Kaiser Wilhelm II, sent a letter to Russia’s leader. Tsar Nicholas II ignored the letter and kept on mobilizing its army. Therefore, Germany put forth the Schlieffen plan, written in 1904 by Alfred von Schlieffen. This plan’s principle was getting German troops through Belgium and then the troops into France.... ... middle of paper ... ...was an immediate cause of the assassination of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary let to how it was dealt with, July Crisis, in WW1.
An example would be World War I, if the allies of Austria-Hungary and Serbia were not involved, it wouldn’t have ended up into the First World War. Alliances were formed for safety, power, military weapons and soldiers to insure a country’s safety. Now it’s a matter of who is stronger or better. A single event in one country would variably involve the other countries. A tug on one string tugged the rest, and thus the whole continent fell into war.
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.
How the Treaty of Versailles Effected Germany When World War I ended on November 11, 1918, peace talks went on for months due to the Allied leaders wanting to punish the enemy and "dividing the spoils of war." A formal agreement to end the war was made and called the Treaty of Versailles. The issue that took the most time were the territorial issues because the empires of Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman, and Germany had collapsed. These fallen empires had to be divided up and America's President Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau of France, Vittorio Orlando of Italy, and David Lloyd George of Great Britain, were the main deciders of this deal. During 1918, Russia was knocked out of the war due to military defeats and the Bolshevik Revolution.
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Was the Versailles Treaty peace settlement a success or failure? To know if the Versailles Treaty was a failure, you need to understand what lead to the Treaty in the first place. Before the Treaty of Versailles happened, World War I took place. The war started by Serbian nationalists killing the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne(World War I). Then, Austrians wanted to punish Serbia for the killing that was committed.
They said that neutral ships may enter the war zone at their own risk. President Wilson’s reaction to this was that the United States will take action if American lives or property are destroyed. In May of 1915, the Germans had torpedoed and sunk a British ship, The Lusitania. On that ship were 128 Americans, that had been killed. Instead of declaring war, which I had wanted, President Wilson sends out demands to the Germans.
So as ww2 began the soviet union signed an anti-war pact with germany in august 1939 for a 4 year time period. why would germany and russia have an agreement like this ? well soviets tested their air force against germany’s during the spanish civil war and russia lost its planes and men . Stalin realized that the military he had now was weak and need to improve before the next war broke out. So he needed time to prepare his armies,then in 1941 germany invaded russia and Russia had 4.8 million soldiers and another 1.5 million stationed in the western fronts .
What happened before, during, and at the end of World War I would change the world drastically, leaving such a significant impact on the world that still affects us today. In 1914, in Serbia, Bosnia, heir to the Austrian throne, Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated. The assassination of the Archduke left all of Europe outraged, except in Serbia, and ultimately caused the beginning of World War I. During the tense aftermath of the Archduke’s assassination, before the war officially began, the entire world stood at attention, waiting for the first moves to be made. Many Austrians had long favored an attack against Serbia, the opportunity seemed too perfect.
World War One was a war that could have been prevented. If all the European powers were to simply act to comply with one another many lives could have been saved and deaths that should have not occurred. A battle mostly between Austro-Hungary and Germany against Serbia, Russia, France, and England, at what cause was some many lives sacrificed for, none, just selfish governments looking to expand their empire. The main perpetrator of World War One was none other than Austro-Hungary. The reasons being for Austro-Hungary to cause the war was that they were the ones to place the ultimatum on Serbia that would lead to declare war and bring in all other countries to fight.