World War One

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Vianca Vidal World War 1 Cause, Course and Consequence American History

Abstract
World War one was one of the most important war in the twentieth-century history of Europe. The war was fought between members of the Triple Alliance which were Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy and the Triple Entente which was Great Britain, France, and Russia. At one point the United States enter the war has well.

Causes
There were many events that directly led to the fighting but there where actual root causes like Alliances, Imperialism, Militarism and Nationalism. I will be writing in more details the events that caused World War 1.

In Europe they had defense agreements that would put them into battles. If one country was attacked other countries that where allied were bond to defend them. When World War 1 started Germany and Austria-Hungary allied and became the central power alliance. In 1882 Italy joined the alliances. In 1894 France made an alliance with Russia has well in 1904 France also made in agreement with Britain called Entente which really is not a formal alliance but a promise to work together. In 1907 Britain decide to enter a entente with Russia which formed a triple entente with France, Russia and Britain.

Imperialism was also a cause of World War One because Germany got jealous of other countries that had places that you could gather raw materials and cheap labor. Germany also was building their own empire that Britain got worried about their power and improved their empire has well. Because of Germany’s increasing empire most other countries thought they were to win so they made alliance with them.

Militarism was other cause of World War One because increased military led to the belief that the war was coming. In 1906 Britain made a ship called Dreadnought. So Germany went ahead and made a similar battle ship which made Britain nervous. Nationalism is also a cause of World War One because Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinated arch duke Franz Ferdinand and his Wife Sophie Duchess of Hohenberg while there where visiting Sarajevo in June 28, 1914. Conclusively the main cause of World War One was because of the alliances after the assassination of the arch duke Franz Ferdinand. Also because Austria/Hungry declared war because of the alliances and other countries were tied into the war.

Course
On June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo, Gavrilo Princip assassinated Arhduke Franz Ferdinand the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia for the killing and since Europe was linked by diplomatic alliances to Austria-Hungary/Germany/Italy which are the Central Powers and Britain/France/Russia which where the triple entent and allied forces they escalated into a war. On August 4, 1914 Britain decide to declare war after Germany invade Belgium. Also Britain declared war on Austria-Hungary in August 12, 1914. The British government had previously decided to defend Belgium but felt that German troops directly across channel that where to close to comfort. On August 7 the British expeditionary force crossed over to France and attempt to halt the German advance. The French forces were successful in achieving their objective. In the late 1914 the Ottoman Empire was brought into the war after Germany tricked Russia into thinking that Turkey has attacked. As a result 1915 was dominated by allied actions against Ottomans. Britain and France launched a failed attack on the Dardanelles (Spark Notes 2014). This followed by the British invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula. They also launched a campaign against the Turks in Mesopotamia. Even though British...
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