The Great War or best known as the World War I was the first international conflict between 1914-1919. It was a war between more than two countries and also continents. People say the reason that started the war was the assassination of an emperor; other people say it started because countries wanted more power over others. Many civilians and soldiers died. Some countries did not want to enter in this war because they did not want to get involve and be part of it. There were two sides in this war; the Allies and the Axis or Central Power. What was the real reason that made this war start, what kind of treaties did they make, what made the Americans get involved in the war, what made this war come to an end?
Everything started in 1914 the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. That led the First World War to start. He was killed by a Serbian nationalist (World War I). Kaiser William II promised German would support Austria against Serbia or best known as the “Blank Check” (McKay 818). Countries started to declare wars to each other. The first one was the Austrian declaring war on Serbians. A couple days later Germany declared war on Russia and France, follow by the Britains declaring war on Germany (Timeline). There was the Triple Entente that consisted of Britain, France and Russia after signing the Anglo-Russia entente (McKay 820). In the other side there was another alliance called the Triple Alliance between Germany, Austria and Italy (McKay, 816). It is complicated to know who is on whose side, but it was divided by the allies that started with France, the United Kingdom and Russia. The Axis or central powers were Germany and Austria-Hungary (Rosenberg). The dual Alliance came between Germany a...
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...eaty of Versailles consisted that Germany was going to take responsibility for the war; it limited Germany’s army to one hundred thousand men and forced Germany to pay reparations equal to all civilian damages caused by the war (McKay 837). By signing the Treaty of Versailles or the War Guilt Clause the allies automatically won the war. The Americans were not happy and they rejected the Versailles treaty (McKay 838).
An Estimated of 10 million soldiers were killed and an average of 6500 death daily; also millions of civilian that did not have anything to do with the war were killed (Rosenberg). Numbers of terms were so controversial that it also set the stage for World War II two decades later by the Nazi leader (World War I). Treaties were created including the league of nation that protects countries from wars even though we have had some wars in the past decade.
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