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The Cold War: An Inspiration for Years to Come All throughout time and history people have been at war with each other at one point or another. War can, truthfully, at times be inescapable and considered by some historians as a natural instinct, an instinct that every human being possess. Throughout history mighty empires and governments have collapsed due to the damages inflicted on by a war, yet in spite of this, some have managed to face the odds and make it through, staggering along as if nothing happened. War is a true test of an empire or government’s determination to move forward, adapting using the knowledge and intellect they have acquired to their own advantage. Nevertheless, not all wars lead to fighting by physical means but instead it can lead to fighting mentally by opposing sides.
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• The rise of militaristic and totalitarian regimes in Japan, Italy and Germany contributed greatly to the outbreak of the war (Casey, 365). • The World War I may have ended, but most countries still had wounds to heal. They needed to settle scores (Preston, 1321). • Germany had been disappointed, Italy defeated and Japan’s ego enthused. They hoped to make amends even if it took thriving at the expense of their neighbours.
The twentieth century was a time period characterized by conflicting ideologies and great dissension among countries; it also marked the onset of World War One in 1914. The origins of the "Great War," as the First World War has been called are open to a myriad of insightful and distinct interpretations. However, one interpretation which many historians alike have affirmed is that decisions were made by human beings; "They made them in fear and in trembling, but they made them nonetheless" (Stoessinger 2). More specifically, the diplomatic decisions made by European leaders in crucial events subsequent to the death of Franz Ferdinand initiated the Great War. The first crucial step in the triggering of the Great War can be looked at with respect to the German vow to support the Austrian position on Serbia.