October 30, 2010
Alliance System and the New Imperialism Paper
Great Britain is a country founded by a union, the Act of Union, of 1707, states that England and Scotland should be united into one kingdom which they named Great Britain! Even though it has been many years since the 19th and 20th century many facts have not changed from that time. Great Britain till this day is part of the greatest powers of allies of the world. In this paper we are going to talk about the alliance system and about the new imperialism in Great Britain by answering a few questions. First, what alliances did Great Britain belong to and who were their primarily allies and what were the concerns for security, strength, and wealth that led Great Britain to enter these alliances. Second, how other empires expansionism fueled a race for empire and the major imperialist activities of Great Britain during the 19th century. Finally last but not least how concerns of Great Britain for security, strength, and wealth led Great Britain to seek to expand colonial holdings and how Great Britain’s alliances and imperial ambitions led to its involvement in World War I. Answering these questions will give our readers information about Great Britain. The European’s struggle eventually became into a general problem with the European society. This became a result of declaring war against Russia on August 1, 1914. Another result was a international war involving thirty two countries. Twenty-eight of the countries were known as the Allies, some of the Allied Nations included, France, Italy, Russia, and the United States of America and also Great Britain. The other allies or the enemies of the Allied Nations of which Great Britain and was not a part of and which they were against, were called the Central Powers. Members of this group were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria. Concerns for security, strength, and...