National interest was a key factor in the explosive beginning of World War One. By looking at the Naval Arms Race, the People’s Revolt in Austria-Hungary and European alliances, it can be shown that national interest was a significant factor in contributing to World War One. The ultra nationalistic views of many countries overruled their ability to act in a just and logical manner. It was in the years following the formation of the Triple Alliance in which the desire and craving for power grew, and created insincere relationships and unrealistic portrayals of other countries intentions. The Naval Arms Race was a major factor of World War One.
Nationalism causes other nations to become suspicious, and it also leads to a war that could easily be resolved other ways. The system of alliances was another underlying cause, as it made the war a world war by bringing all of Europe into it. WW1 began because of militarism, nationalism, and the system of alliances. The presence of militarism, an ideology that claims that the military is the most important aspect of a society, before and during the war led to jealousy and hard feelings, thus escalating the war far before it needed to be. Although this was not the primary cause, it was still an extremely important factor in the playing out of WW1.
Most of the countries in the war were influenced heavily by nationalism, imperialism and somewhat of militarism. All together the war started because of these beliefs and continued because of them as well. If it wasn’t for the beliefs spread with nationalism and imperialism the First World War might never have started. Nationalism showed everyone that it was good for them to have excessive self-pride in their country, combined with imperialism teaching them that they should spread their supreme ideas, the results could have been worse. With just those two, some countries would try democracy and spreading that way.
(Nationalism, imperialism, and militarism in world war I. (n.d.). Nationalism played a huge role in starting World War I. Nationalism is when one nation has a lot of pride in their nation or country. Nationalism usually shown by the flags, national anthems, and other signature items.
The first World War is also known to be the first war in which the government actually assisted in cultivating and perpetuating wartime propaganda in order to ignite nationalism and support for the war. Official propaganda fell into three categories, being directed at the enemy, home or neutral audiences. These categories were then expanded into different forms such as film, atrocity/press, and school/book propaganda. Different historians look at the mobilization of the public through propaganda through these different forms in detail. Countries from both the Allied and Central Powers harnessed these froms of propaganda and used them as a tool to mobilize support for the war effort.
World War I was not just a soldiers war, governments increasingly recognized the importance of the civilian populations and their ability to effect the outcome of the war. The civilian population involvement in the war as propaganda tools, contributors, active participants at the home front, and targeted victims is all evidence that marks World War I as a total war.
Although nationalism can serve as a unifying power within a country, it similarly resulted in intense rivalry (i.e., each country wanting to overpower others). Another problem that set the stage for world war in Europe was imperialism, defined as the quest for colonies. Additionally, imperialism was based on competition against gaining additional land and territorial disputes. Nevertheless, another disturbing cause of the world war during the early years of the 20th century was the increase of a European weapons race. During World War I, the idea of having a powerful militia was the main focus for the nations in Europe.
The French and Indian was a turning point in the American Revolution, and involved various countries around the globe. Many changes in the political lifestyle helped changed the colonies immensely. America wanted its independence more than ever after events that sparked a great shift between the 13 colonies and its mother country. Economic affairs were increasing because of the war and the need for products that the Americans were able to produce. The idea of wanting its independence from Britain was forced upon them after the French and Indian War when Americans felt that they were receiving unfair treatment from Great Britain.
Propaganda is defined as information of a biased or misleading nature used to promote a political cause or point of view [oxford dictionary] the dissemination of Propaganda took many forms during the Great War. One of the most frequently used forms it took was through the government's use of the press another one was through the use of pamphlets and posters which were used to recruit soldiers to send into the war. Through the course of the war film started being used as a propaganda technique. Other methods included the use of books, speeches by those in power, and rallies. The role propaganda played in the Entente The role propaganda played in uniting the Entente and villianising the Alliance.
However, due to the utmost prominence of their patriotism reaching out to other countries, it helped cause the First World War, World War I. Due to the heavy zealousness developed within countries, it created a barrier where the possibilities of peace between former rivals less plausible. A great example of this severe nationalism was presented in Document four, a primary political cartoon created on August 5, 1914 by John T. McCucheon. This political cartoon consist o... ... middle of paper ... ...ead as these countries journey to take over many other countries and vast amounts of land demonstrated from 1912 through 1918. The amount of land conquered by the end of 1918 was so vast that Britain, France, and Germany had a collective size of forty-four million, seven hundred ninety-five thousand sq.