In response to Russian Empire’s and Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war against each other after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, Germany declared war on Russia on August 1, 1914. Three days later, the German Reichstag declared Burgfrieden or “civil peace” which declared for people to set aside their conflicts aside and unite to defend the country. Most Germans expecting a rapid victory, enthusiastically supported the war. Their views, however, shifted from ebullience to one of detest. Opinions toward war all varied to each person. Some supported the war through the end, while some changed their view and wanted the war to end. In another perspective, some saw the war as an economic opportunity. Wars were series of repetitious events that occurred throughout the history of mankind. No matter how horrid they were, however, they brought a sense of unity among the people who were forced to unite to defend their home. When the declaration of war had been made on August 1, 1914, the German Emperor Wilhelm II used words of eloquence to appeal to the citizens’ emotions to unite them together “like brothers” (Doc 1) in order to gain their support for the war. Much enthusiasm followed after his speech as depicted in the photograph (Doc. 2). Most people waved their hats, shouting words of praise to the emperor. Women felt gratefulness during the war in the beginning. They found it as an opportunity to expand the rights of a woman. They thought that with the victory of the war, they would become more equal to men. This idea was voiced in the editorial of the women’s rights advocate. (Doc.4) Oskar Schmitz, and author, indirectly approved of the war by asserting that since Germany was united and strong, other countries such as England could not hope to defeat them (Doc. 6). Although some supported for the war with no question, some grudgingly supported in fear of retribution and in hopes of gaining recognition. According to a Social Democratic Party
AP European History- DBQ Essay
In 1848, continuous revolutions occurred throughout the continent of Europe. In reactions to the revolutions some Europeans thought that the revolutions were great, successful, and an accomplishment for the people because they have gotten what they wanted. While other Europeans reacted to these revolutions as a disturbance in society and some revolutions had gone too far, and even loathed the idea of revolts.….
AP European History
July 25, 2014
Citizens of Eastern European socialists states saw communism as an opportunity to unify the
countries; however, the failure of establishing a classless society, the dishonesty of the communist
leaders, and the lack of support from the people led the citizens to lose hope and turn their backs on
communism. Communism was designed to eliminate class barriers and make every day life easier for
both the people being ruled and the rulers….
After World War I and the Great Depression, why did some European contries turn toward fascism while other European countries stayed democratic?
After World War I, Europe struggles to return to peace and stability. Many new democratic governments fell apart under the attack of the Great Depression. As a result, new totalitarian regimes emerged such as Fascism and Communism. Totalitarian is a relating system of governments that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete….
Between the period from 1880 to 1914, European powers went after overseas empires in Africa. The governments and political leaders of the European powers believed that this colonization of the African empires was necessary to maintain their global influence. A second group of people supposed that African colonization was the result of the greedy Capitalists who \only cared for new resources and markets. The third group of people claimed it to be their job to enlighten and educate the uncivilized….
“European Workers in the 19th Century DBQ”
During the nineteenth century in Europe, the majority of European workers had moved from the country into cities on account of the modernization of their farms. Due to the large increase of population in such close quarters, the living conditions of the workers were in shambles, and the people began to protest and demand better living conditions. While some sought for government reforms that would put a new emphasis on those less fortunate, others found….
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DBQ: French Nobility
During the time period of the late sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century the concept of what nobility is and what it was conceived to be varied greatly as more modern thoughts developed and desperation of monarchs grew to meet such demand. The arguments related to nobility differed greatly, but these were the most crucial; the difference between the sword and the robe and the right to even hold such a position….
The 17th and 18th centuries saw the embryonic stage of women’s quest for intellectual and social parity with men. The evolution of women’s fight for equal opportunities was bogged down by a long history of stereotyping and condescension. Women were weaker physically, bore children and nurtured them. The economics and culture of Europe at this time was strongly influenced by religion and resulted in prejudice against women. The dominating religions of Europe in the 1600’s and 1700’s….
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AP Euro P3
Martin Luther DBQ
By the 1500’s many issues shows signs of disorder within the Church. The idea of selling indulgences (forgiveness for sin) for clergy benefit began to negatively spread throughout the people, along with opposition to pluralism (holding more than one office). This sparked many attempts to reform the church through individual groups, one of which being the Brotherhood of Common Life. One of their accomplishments was starting schools for….
19th century, the role geography played in the European colonization of Africa encouraged European efforts to control the massive continent of Arica. This document based question can be split up into three groups of documents: hindered, encouraged, and ignored efforts. The Europeans came together and created a conference called the Berlin Conference in 1884 in order for them to split Africa and prevent disputes (Document J). This encouraged the European efforts to colonize Africa because of the massive….
What was the Driving Force behind European Imperialism in Africa?
What drove slavery and what ended slavery? Slavery was taken advantage of real quickly and used to benefit the other countries that were more privileged than others. What is being talked about today is the European nations using slaves by trading, resources, and goods to advance and improve their country. They do this by imperialism: meaning that they take control of another country.
First is slavery, slavery has been around….