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Causes of World War 1

Causes of World War 1By : Yong Sue-Anne

1914-19181

MILITARISM A policy of glorifying war and readying the armed forces for conflict. The policy of building a stronger military was judged. Germany in particular looks to expand its navy, however the naval race was never a real contest, the British always maintain naval superiority. In the 19th and early 20th centuries military forces were considered a manifestation of national and imperial strength. Strong armies and navies were needed to defend the homeland, to protect imperial and trade interests abroad and to deter threats and rivals. Germanys government and armed forceswere both based on the Prussian model and many of its politicians and generals were Junkers (land-owning Prussian nobles). The Royal Navy is by far the worlds largest naval force, protected shipping, trade routes and colonial ports.

ALLIANCESAn alliance is a formal political, military or economic agreement between two or more nations.Military alliances usually contain promises of support between signatory nations, oftenin the event of war. Alliances may alsocontain economic elements, such as trade agreements, investment or loans. Countries made deals with other countries that provided all members would help each other if any of them were attacked.The 1700s in particular was a century of shifting alliances and during this period, kings and princes regularly form or re-formalliances, as a means of furthering their own interests and isolating rivals. In most cases these alliances were a strategic tool, alliances did not drag nations into an unwanted war.

IMPERIALISMCountries competed fiercely to gain colonies, new markets and new sources of raw materials.Colonies were also an invaluable source of cheap labour, agricultural land and trading ports. Britain was the worlds dominant imperial power at the turn of the 20th century.Many of these colonies were acquired with little difficulty; others took more effort and bloodshed.Britains closest neighbour, France, was another major imperial power.

NATIONALISMIt is believed that a group of derived from a common culture should be united and independent, while at the same time working for it own best interests regardless of the consequences.Nationalism was a significant cause of World War I.Nationalism was reflected in other aspects of popular culture, including literature, music and theatre. Nationalism assured citizens of the moral rectitude of their nation, suggesting that it was fair, righteous and without blame. It assured them that in the event of a war, their nation would emerge victorious.Europes failure to recognise the perils of war is to some extent explainable.

IMMEDIATE CAUSE28th July 1914Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

1st August 1914Germany declares war on Russia

3rd August 1914Germany declares war on France

Sets of chain reactions started and World War 1 began on 4th August 1914

WEAPONS USED

CONCLUSION

IF A MAN KILLS ANOTHER MAN, HE IS A MURDERER, BUT IF A MAN KILLS A MILLION MAN, HE IS A CONQUEROR.

THE WORLD WAR 1 WAS CAUSED IN A BUNCH OF CHAIN REACTIONS,CONTRIES DECLARING OTHER COUNTRIES.REFERNENCEShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRcg_t2oJkchttp://alphahistory.com/worldwar1www.google.com.my/search?q=world+war+1&biw=1920&bih=935&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IxVKVbbWEdGouQSIloDwBw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQwww.google.com.my/search?q=countries+involved+in+ww1&biw=1920&bih=935&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=gFtLVduWIsqxuASv_oCoCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#imgrc=_www.google.com.my/search?q=weapons+in+ww1&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=gGxLVdCGC8G4uASblICQAg&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#imgrc=_THE END!