Sarah Hukill P1 3-20-14 WW1 FRQ World War One was propagandized as the “war to end all wars” to rally together fellow citizens into enlisting. However, it did not live up to its claim and many who survived the war were nearly unaware of why they had actually joined the war, besides to fight for their mother-country. Among the causes of WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was the nephew of the emperor of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, each country’s obligation to each other in alliance which contributed to the fast escalation of a world war, the propaganda used to spread nationalism and militarism, and the imperialism that had previously caused many European countries to have already established an aggression towards one another. Nationalism had grown among the people in Serbia and the rest of Europe like a flame, leading to a small group of zealots who sought to restore greater Serbia to its former glory. They intended to do this by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, since he was an important figure of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire ,but instead they had received more than they bargained for.
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.
It is clear that the alliance systems played an enormous role in causing the onset of the First World War. In conclusion, World War I, as unnecessary as it was, arose from three deeper factors, other than the assassination of the Archduke. The ever expanding militarism, widespread imperialism and the alliance systems all played vital roles in determining the dawn of the First World War. While the Great War demonstrated flaws in the government system and provided future generations with the ability to learn, understand and prevent mistakes, the outcome of such a conflict is never important because there are no real winners in war.
Many people look back upon World War I as a noble and valiant war, however very few people know what countries were fighting for, which in reality was only to protect alliances and mother countries. These same alliances were the very cause of the initially small war’s large expansion and the high number of courageous lives that were lost. Bad judgement, protection and fear are just some of the reasons contributing to the wars hideous expansion. The war should never have spun so out of control. Works Cited http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/timeline_of_world_war_one.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-war-i/countries-involved.html http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question8201.html
The suffering that many Germans had to go through because of the Treaty of Versailles was tragic and unforgiveable by many. This caused a leader to be born in such troubling times, some of the reasons that this leader was needed included the results of World War 1, the sense of hope and belief that everything will be okay, and a man that could lead the people thought the troubling time; a man who would give the people a chance to trust their government. World War II, the most violent and inhumane war of human history; yet, it was also one of the most preventable. Over 60 million lives were lost globally due to the war whether it was civilians or military personnel. Historians have argued the several causes of World War II for decades and there was not only one factor that contributed to the war.
Chad Maudlin Period 1 March 20, 2014 The Inevitability of World War One Peace and friendship do not always lead to a happy ending; at least that is what was found out after World War One. After a period of semi-peaceful relationships (excluding the Balkan Wars) and alliances between the countries and empires of Europe, came a “war to end all wars”-- so believed by H.G. Wells. However it just transitioned into a garish, unforgiving battlefield. This war is now and forever known as World War One.
The main reason for battlefield success and eventual victory by the Allies came from the transformation of battlefield tactics; nevertheless, moral played a major role by greatly affecting the development of new tactics and the final outcome of the war. Tactics during the early stages of the war led to the massacre of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and a huge loss in moral by the Allies. Originally the Allies employed Napoleonic Era tactics that relied heavily on infantry lining up shoulder to shoulder and advancing across open fields. The French further claimed that if they attacked with superior moral they could overcome any foe. Due to the widespread utilization of machine guns and long-range rifles, these tactics resulted in enormous casualties.
World war one was a very difficult time period for every country that fought in it. There were several causes of world war one. A few of them were nationalism, alliances and the assassination of arch-duke Francis Ferdinand. All of these were main causes of why world war started. Nationalism is pride for your country, so if you want to make your country better you will go fight in the war.
The United States and the Allies came out victorious once again but the cost of war greatly affected all the countries. Germany, Japan, and Italy now have more debts to pay and also lost much of their territory once again. The war took many lives and also ended up destroying many beautiful cities. World War II showed how not just the soldiers were affected in the war, but everyone in all the different countries were affected by the war. The fact that the result of World War II was affected by the weapons and artillery used throughout shows the importance of weapons and artillery.
The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand may have been the trigger for World War 1 but tension between these countries had been escalating for years. Due to alliances, militarism, and imperialism, countries began to take sides as each country challenged each other in a political and economical war. It evidently caused severe damage with all the underlying issues. Alliances were easily made since there were mutual friendships between countries. In Document A, it argues that the separation between the Triple Entente and Triple Alliance was a clear trigger for WW1.