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Arshdeep Singh


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WW1 Essay

In the 19th century when WW1 ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. It left many long term causes some of them being the Ottoman Empire, Germany, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire all fell. But due to their falling it lead to new colonies being made in their place by the people. The leading cause to all the demolition after ww1 and ww1 are Militarism and military plans, Alliance system, Imperialism, Mass Politics, Intellectual Context, and Nationalism. These were the MAJOR leading causes of WW1 and its destruction. All sides used militarism and used there militaries to attack there enemies causing war to happen. The Alliance system was when the leaders wanted to make treaties with other countries to expand their power. For example the Three Emperors' League (1873 Ger, A-H, Rus.), Dual Alliance (1879 Ger. & A-H), and the Triple Alliance (1882 Ger, A-H, It). Imperialism only made Colonial Rivalries in Africa worse (1914). Mass politics was used to make people join the war and help fight for their country. They used Intellectual Context in such a way they made the war look good and kept it going. The last one Nationalism makes it difficult for nations to compromise on what they perceived as their national honor. This will also feed the ethnic tensions in the Balkans that will draw Austria and Russia into conflict.

WW1 all started when Archduke F.F was assassinated by Gauriello Princip in Bosnia. After he dies there were major conflict between Austria and Siberia. Then when Austria declared war against Serbia the Russians mobilized because Serbia was allied with them and Germany allied with Austria so they get involved. They used their military power to try to win the wars. Germany was by far the most powerful entity in Central Europe, and took advantage of it becoming an empire, and invading smaller, weaker countries, excluding Russia. Russia was not prepared for war with the few supplies and very limited amount of food they had, leaving them no other choice but to pull out of the war in 1917. Because Germany was really strong it was blamed for starting WW1 and had to pay reparations after they signed the Treaty of Versailles to end WW1 forever. Because of this Germany faced many problems, they had a blockade at have and there were revolts going on that were lead by the working class. The working class was able to get more rights after they had seceded in their quest. But as a result Germany was destabilized and was very poor after paying all the money to the losing sides and the allies. Which caused Germany go backwards in advancing technology in their country.

WW1 was also nicknamed total war because it involved all the major powers in Europe. Ww1 had everything and not everything, the nation's only joined because of



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