The Moroccan Crisis : The Spanish Crisis

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While there was chain of things that led to the fighting, but the actual causes are much deeper but before investigating further we have to look into the isims that sparked World War I such as Imperialism, nationalism and militarism. For example Imperialism is when a country takes over new territories for the sake of acquiring raw materials and power which what drove Europe into having conflicts with local nations the most notable example of this is The Moroccan crisis that occurred in 1905 which happened due to Germany and France arguing over who should control Morocco this escalated in 1911 when France deployed its military and Germany retaliated by sending its navy (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-moroccan-crisis). Militarism was also another factor that led to the Great War due to the fact that the British made the HMS Dreadnought which prompted Germany to create a similar battleship which then lead the two nations into a naval arms race between the nations by 1914 had 38 dreadnoughts while Germany owned 24 Dreadnoughts (http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/causes-of-world-war-one/the-naval-race-1906-to-1914/) same thing happened in land where artillery became bigger and more explosive also machineguns were introduced and chemical weapons were developed to flush out trenches this led to new found hostility and hate for nations. Nationalism is a unifying force but also can be deadly and destructive because a nationalist Serbian terrorist group assassinated the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand 28th 1914 which made Austria declared war on Serbia which caused a chain reaction across Europe. In the beginning of the War in 1915 the U.S didn’t want to get involved with Europe’s war immediately President Wood... ... middle of paper ... ...ttoman-empire) Brittan and France carved up the land and created artificial border which divided the empire and caused conflict between various ethnicities and religions and finally in 1924 the empire died a slow death. At end of the World War 1 Germany was not only crushed financially but their pride in their country was stripped from them the German people and their politicians felt that they had been punished too harshly by the terms of the treaty which was signed at the end of the war. This created much resentment in Germany and in this time turmoil Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party, used these feelings to encourage the German people to ignore the conditions set out in the treaty - and thus, Germany began building a large army, navy and air force (which was prohibited by the terms of the treaty) and led to another World War and in the end War War never changes.
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