The paper discusses the effects of wars and other Napoleonic activities on the entire Europe. Napoleon controlled most of France and started to expand his empire from there. Britain and France, the most important and vast parts of Europe at the time, had very tough situations, which affected the trade relations and economies of both terrritories. Apart from Britain, Napoleon’s war against Russia resulted in a great disaster for the common citizens as well as Napoleon himself. The paper focuses on different wars fought by Napoleon and their corresponding effects on Europe’s different parts.
One could see alliances escalating the the amount of countries in the war, an extreme amount of nationalism, and tensions over colonies and technological advances. All of these ultimately led to commencement of World War I. First, and possibly one of the most crucial of all the reasons, was alliances. The Great War started off slowly, but it started a chain reaction that slowly brought most of Europe into it. The two sides in this war were the Allied forces which consisted of Britain, Russia, the United States, and a few more while the other side was the Central Powers which had Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
Since the late 19th century and early 20th century, there has been major tension within Europe. With many countries making alliances, building up better and stronger navies or armies and fighting over land was all recipe for disaster and ultimately led to a World War. In 1871 when Germany unified, many tensions grew in Europe as other countries such as Russia and France saw this young power house country coming through. Germany was not only wealthy, it was industrialized, had lots of resources, a very strong economy and a few years after unification became one of the super power countries. This made other European powers such as Britain, France and Russia threatened.
Austria-Hungry were competing against Serbia and Russia for these lands in result pulling the rest of the powers into conflict which would eventually lead to the start of The Great War. With this war came dramatic changes throughout the world. Changes ranged from government reform, to economic developments, and distrust of political leaders. After World War I, socialism started to spread like wild fire, not only in Germany and the Austrian Empire but Great Britain would also see a socialistic government by the year of 1923. Later Britain would see another government change, a republic government.
But this Imperialism in Europe led to many conflicts between countries. All this Conflict eventually resulted in the begining of Worls War I. The causes of World War I were the intense nationalism that dominated Europe throughout the 19th and into the 20th century, and the establishment of large armies in Europe after 1871. Imperialism created a rivaly between nations and empires. The build up of armies and navies created fear between nations.
The foundation of entangling alliances between 1881 and 1917 directly generated World War I by the increasing rivalries, growing national self-interest, and the drawing of nation’s into conflict. The rivalries amongst the entangled alliances were a rigorous cause of World War I. Starting in 1882, the main central powers of Europe were separated into two fundamental groups that were highly against each other. The first group, the Triple Alliance, formed in 1882, brought together Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. In reaction, France, Great Britain, and Russia formed the Triple Entente in 1907.
This was only the spark that started war in Europe; there were long term causes that contributed to the war and were the origins. This answer will explain the causes focusing on how they contributed to World War One and what the important links are between them. The Alliances not only contributed to war breaking out; it made the war last longer and become on a much larger scale; major political disputes would inevitably cause a large conflict. The alliances caused suspicion, fear, and tension among nations. The two camps were the Triple Entente (Britain, France and Russia) and the Triple Alliance (Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary).
This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution, a prolonged event that deeply impacted Russia and the whole of Europe and the effects of which continue to be felt today. As the tsarist regime fell, Lenin and the Bolshevik Party entered Russia. They operated on a Marxist platform and operated quickly to “develop Russia in such a way as to spread social revolution throughout Europe and eventually the world.” Though their opponents were also Marxist the Bolsheviks were the most militant, least tolerant and most revolutionary. After toppling the remaining dictatorial powers during the October Revolution the Bolsheviks created multiple Soviets and disclosed all the secrets of the tsars, including the treatises that had been made with other countries. All of this was done in an effort to expose the corruption of the capitalist countries and the old regime.
The underlying cause of World War I was the build up of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Militarism in the 1800s. The “three isms” caused this great war due to the outcry in which they caused within the countries and their citizens including military build up, severe nationalism, patriotism, and extending a country 's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. World War I was one of most brutal and largest wars that ha world has ever experienced. World War I was a war fought in many countries all over the world including Europe, France, Russia, Britain, France, the United States and many other countries. Although World War I officially began on July 28th, 1914, this war has been building up for quite a bit of time.
Was it imperialism, militarism, growing nationalism, or connected alliances? They may have all contributed to world war 1. However two main causes heavily influence the start of the war, and that is Imperialism, that has set upon jealousy amongst other nations, and the growing alliances between the allies, which were Russia, Britain and France, and the central powers of Germany, Austria – Hungary and Turkey. These two main causes greatly impacted the first world war, which people thought would have ended on Christmas of 1914, but has continued far long enough for years, that would change history. With the turn of the 20th century, power and expansion went hand in hand in Europe, in the form of Imperialism.