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  • Exploring the Causes of World War One

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    Exploring the Causes of World War One World War I came about by a complex set of circumstances that had been building up since the late part of the 19th century. Two very important causes were the binding and cleaving alliance system, and the arms race between most countries. However, other factors contributed as well, and their importance ought not to be downplayed. The arms race was quite a derivative cause: nations implemented long peacetime conscription programs; Germany decided to

  • The Causes of World War One

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    The Causes of World War One Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. In 1908 Bosnia was annexed by Austria-Hungary. Serbia, a small country next to Bosnia, was very concerned that it would be taken over next. On 28th June 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was making a state visit to Sarajevo in Bosnia. A terrorist group the Black Hand knew about the state visit and sent 6 assassins trained in Serbia to the state visit.

  • Mohandas Gandhi`s life and Accomplishments

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    Yet he remained loyal to the British Empire. In 1899, during the Boer War, he raised an ambulance corps and served the South African government. In 1906 he gave aid against the Zulu revolt. Later in 1906, however, Gandhi began his peaceful revolution. He declared he would go to jail or even die before obeying an anti-Asian law. Thousands of Indians joined him in this civil disobedience campaign. He was imprisoned twice. Yet in World War I he again organized an ambulance corps for

  • Essay On Mahatma Gandhi

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    Mahatma Gandhi is one of India’s biggest key factors in gaining its independence from Great Britain. Gandhi became a civil rights pioneer making himself an architect of a non-violent form of civil obedience that would sway the world to a more positive or peaceful perspective on life itself. Mahatma’s eloquent embracement of an abstinent lifestyle based on prayer, meditation, and fasting earned him respect fast to who most around began to call him “the great-souled one”. ​Growing up, Gandhi was shy

  • Security: US Intervention in Iraq

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    Throughout the years, security has been secluded to this narrow framework of territorial security and ideological dominance whether we look at geopolitical wars or ideological ones such as the Cold War. The security of the individual has eluded this framework until the 1990’s where we saw the birth of Humanitarianism through interventions in Iraq, Somalia and the Balkans. Security had started to redefine itself in a Human dimension characterising itself as a child who did not die, a disease that

  • The Bulldog Who Saved the World

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    the British Bulldog, revolutionized everything and anything. Churchill’s career began as a war correspondent in the Boer War of 1899. He demonstrated signs of leadership early on, as he led a group of soldiers when his train was ambushed, despite not being in a position of authority. When all hope was lost, Churchill held his ground and was captured. Despite being a journalist, not a soldier prisoner of war, Churchill would not be released. He masterminded a successful plan to escape and trek over

  • Was the Alliance System Responsible for the Outbreak of WWI?

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    The importance of the alliance system that developed in Europe in the decades before World War I as a cause for it is still an important topic of debate and argument between modern historians. Some argue that the alliance system was a direct cause of the outbreak of war between all major countries in Europe while other historians prefer to state that the alliance configuration we observe before the war started was simply a symptom of the conflicts and disagreements, fears and envies that had been

  • Sir Douglas Haig

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    didn’t care that troops died and sent soldiers who weren’t highly enough trained to fight this war which wasn’t the best idea. There didn’t seem to be much point in the battle despite knowing they were going to lose more young precious lives and that their team was weakening day by day however ‘Haig was not disheartened by heavy losses’ (2). Many historians called the battle of Somme the bloodiest battles in war (2). Furthermore, Haig never visited the frontline and didn’t know what the conditions were

  • Concentration Camps

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    holocaust was a war when Adolf Hitler captured and tortured the Jews. The Jews were held in concentration camps. Concentration camps were camps where they tortured and starved the Jews. This was a horrible and long war, it was called World War 2. This was a very large war where 8.7 million soviet soldiers died and over 60 million people died. This was the deadliest military conflict in history. World War 2 started September 1, 1939 and ended September 2, 1945. Later on i around the end of the war all the

  • Causes Of World War I

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    Causes Of World War I There were many reasons for the beginning of World War 1. Both small and large events contributed to war and it was impossible to control the situation in anyway. Tension was a very large contributor to war. Also there was the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which sparked major issues between Austria and Serbia. No one really understood the reason for the beginning of war or why the countries were fighting. In some cases, you could say that no one was to blame