This produced a lot of mistrust and jealousy between the countries. 2. The assassination of Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungaryoccurred on the 28 June, 1914. The assassination was carried out by Bosnian youths of Serb background. This would have aggravated the Austria-Hungarians and therefore Austria-Hungarywas given the opportunity to move against Serbiaand resolve its Balkan problems.
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).
The shots of this young man echoed all over the world to initiate the explosion of World War I. Following the assassination, Austria- Hungary was ready to declare war on Serbia, whom they believed was responsible for the death of Ferdinand. Without the support of Germany, Austria- Hungary probably would not have attacked ... ... middle of paper ... ...itory. Germany was left weak in every aspect. The people of Germany were left emotionally disconnected, which was why Adolf Hitler was able to easily preach his ideas.
Many people can attribute the alliances for advancing and growing the amount of countries into the war. Nationalism is something missing in this time period in America, but it was still a leading factor in everybody entering the war and advancing it in the way that it did. tensions in colonies that fed the greater powers with valuable resources crucially changed the way that they felt about each other and helped to start and escalate it. The Great War was brutal and was started by many factors that added a great deal of tensions all around the world.
The battle over the Balkan territory provided tension between Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and the new country of Serbia. The tension between Austria-Hungary and Serbia eventually lead to the assassination of Franz-Ferdinand. He was the prince of Austria-Hungary and w... ... middle of paper ... ...n combat due to its lack of production of weapons. Militarism also provided hope and enthusiasm for the civilians within the countries, expanding economies and creating jobs. This fostered Nationalism and thus helping to promote war.
Many actions led up to the start of World War I. Immediate causes: the assassination of the heir of Austria-Hungry and gradual causes: militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism were prominent forces that led to war. However, they main underlying forces were the gradually occurring ones. Contradicting to what most believed to have been the main cause of World War I, the underlying main causes of World War I did not have direct association to Germany. There were alliance systems that spread all throughout Europe.
This made other European powers such as Britain, France and Russia threatened. Whilst all of this his made some tension, the tension built greatly when Germany made a triple alliance with Italy and Austria-Hungary in 1882. Germany did this because they felt threated by France, Russia and Britain who were surrounding Germany. Whilst Germany had a reason for this alliance, the other power house countries such as Britain, France and Russia saw this ... ... middle of paper ... ...ilst Archduke Franz Ferdinand was on a Royal visit in Bosnia, a group of pro independent terrorists called The Black Hand Group assassinated the Archduke. They made the attack because Bosnia was recently annexed by Austria and Franz Ferdinand was next in line to the throne.
How had this happened? There are many reasons that contributed to the outbreak of War. There were long and short term causes. These included rivalry between Germany and Britain, tension in Austria-Hungary and Franco Prussian Empire. The assassination at Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Countess Sophie, heir to Austria-Hungarian Throne by a Bosnian Serb was just one cause - the spark that set alight the tensions of Europe at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Dillan Badilla March 20th, 2014 Ap European History Period 1 In 1914, Gavrilo Princip had assassinated Franz Ferdinand, The duke of Austria. The assassins had been put up by the Serbian government, soon the Austrian government found out and had decided to retaliate. This had been the tipping point that had caused World War 1. But this is not the only cause to World War 1. The other causes of World War 1 were MIlitarism which was strongest in Germany.
Causes of World War 1 World War 1, also known as “The Great War” occurred due to many causes. It was the result of aggression towards other countries. Rising nationalism of European nations, economic and imperial completion, and fear of the war prompted alliances and increase of armed forces. This created tension contributing to the outbreak of war. But it was assassination in Sarajevo that triggered World War 1.