The Three Main Causes Of World War I

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Jazzmynn Kiefer WWI March 18 ,2016 Period 6 World War I occurred in the years 1914-1918. The Great War was another name for WWI it was known to be "the war to end all wars" but instead ended up being the war to start all wars. The war was said to start when the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated by Garlio Princip. This was such an uprising because Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia, who was supported by Russia. Austria was waiting for confirmation on their alliance before they declared war. The three main causes of World War I would be Nationalism, Imperialism, and Militarism. Nationalism is where countries have so much pride in themselves that if they were insulted they would not back down, this would cause a world war…show more content…
Imperialism is getting more land by taking over different countries to better yours because the more land you have the more power you have. One example is Britain owning 25% of the globe and also France owning most of Africa which increased the rivalry with Germany. The countries fought over land because Germany wanted to be big and bad but so did Britain. This would cause a world war because it created competition over land. Each country needed more land to feed their people, so each country fought over certain land, especially if it had good soil that could produce lots of food. Militarism is having a very militaristic government. In order to have one it has to be drilled into their minds that fighting war is good from a young age. One example of militarism would be in first grade when the kids would go school and have to march and would sing songs that went along with march. Another example would be when the young boys would go to school and be "brainwashed" with telling them that fighting for your country is great and that's what you should do when your done with school because you do not want to let your country down. Nationalism, Militarism, and Imperialism are the three main causes to

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