World War I was caused in part by the two opposing alliances developed after the Franco-Prussian War. In order to diplomatically cut off ... ... middle of paper ... ...rbia on July 28, 1914. On July 29, Russia ordered a partial mobilization only against Austria-Hungary in support of Serbia, which escalated into a full mobilization. The Germans threatened war on July 31 if the Russians did not demobilize. Upon being asked by Germany what it would do in the event of a war between Russia and Germany, Francereplies that it would act in its own interests and mobilized.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 is often referred to as the beginning of World War I. However, it was only a catalyst. Instead, events from the late 19th century had created tensions and conflict amongst the European powers that could only be solved through war. Imperialism- the taking over of another country territorially, militarily, economically, and culturally- in the late 1800s was a significant cause of World War I because it started Europe’s major powers on a path of conflict and rivalry. Equally significant were the alliance systems, which split Europe into two, and the nationalism which created among people and nations a desire for greater strength and for new acquisitions.
Unsatisfied, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. On July 29, Russia ordered a partial mobilization only against Austria-Hungary in support of Serbia, which escalated into a general mobilization. The Germans threatened war on July 31 if the Russians did not demobilize. Upon being asked by Germany what it would do in the event of a Russo-German War, France responded that it would act in its own interests and mobilized. On August 1, Germany declared war on Russia, and two days later, on France.
This affected the war because lets say Germany attacks France, then Britain will say: “Hey wait a minute, this is my allie so you have to fight against me too.” Then Austria-Hungary comes and says: “Well Germany is my allie so you have to fight against me first.” Then Russia and Italy come along and say: “They are our allies so we will prot... ... middle of paper ... ...y encouraged media against Austria-Hungary. Also, Austria-Hungary had two demands for Serbia: 1. They wanted them to stop condemn this “dangerous propaganda” and 2. They wanted to send Austria-Hungary people to Serbia because they wanted power and to have control Serbia accepted but this was not enough for Austria-Hungary. Just after that, on the 26th of July, Russia promises help for Serbia and began to get ready for War.
1890 Europe As An Area of Growing Tension Around 1890 it was apparent that conflict in Europe was almost inevitable, due to many factors to sides (armed camps) had aroused these were; The Triple Entente and The Triple Alliance, through wars and turbulence in Europe the eventual outcome was the outbreak of the first world war. The western powers expanded colonies. However, national rivalries gradually grew and alliance camps emerged. Economic competition and arms race also became intense. The Balkans became a hotpot of western intervention, as the Ottoman Empire declined.
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.
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.
To what extent was imperialism a cause in the outbreak of World War I? World War I, also known as the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that lasted from July 28 1914 to November 11 1918. After the war the British Empire started to unravel and the German and, Austro-Hungarian empires were broken up. Imperialism was one significant cause in the outbreak of World War I because it started the major powers on a path of conflict. Equally significant were the alliance systems, which split Europe into two, and nationalism which created a desire for world recognition among people and nations.
Causes of World War One World War I was the result of leaders' aggression towards other countries which was supported by the rising nationalism of the European nations. Economic and imperial competition and fear of war prompted military alliances and an arms race, which further escalated the tension contributing to the outbreak of war. For Twenty years, the nations of Europe had been making alliances. It was thought the alliances would promote peace. Each country would be protected by others in case of war.
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).