Germany was mainly to blame for the outbreak of World War 1. Although other countries were partially to blame for there actions, which lead to the outbreak of war; it is clear that they only played a minor role in the eruption of the Great War. In 1904 the rivalry between nations increased to a certain extent; causing countries to expand armies, certain nations to build up alliances and for some to try and increase their empires. Germany was an imperialistic country therefore had lusted after Britain's strong navy and thus leading to copying Britain's production of dreadnoughts. Germany were encircled by land therefore technically had no need for dreadnoughts where as the British were isolated so they had a reason to build dreadnoughts. Germany's hunger for a large army and navy caused tension and jealousy between Britain and other nations. The major cause of the First World War was thought to be militarism and it is clear that Germany played a major role in this and was always in favor of settling their problems though war. The Schilffen Plan also had a certain role in Germany causing the outbreak of WW1. The Kaiser was naïve in his predictions about their attacks. He hypothesised that Russia would take longer to mobilise and that Belgium would accept Germany and let them pass through to France; however Belgium were adamant with the help of Britain backing up Belgium due to their alliance which the Kaiser referred to as a “scarp of
Was Germany to Blame for World War One?
One hundred years after the brutal bloodshed of World War One, the conflict which involved almost every country in the world, is still known as “The Great War". The number of casualties in World War I, both military and civilian, totals to around 37 million: 16 million deaths and 21 million wounded. Around 9.7 million military personnel and 6.8 million civilians were killed, not to mention those who went missing or were never found. A question that still lingers….
Germany was solely to Blame for WW1 – How Far do You Agree?
World War 1 was fought from 1914 to 1918, in which Great Britain, France, Russia, Belgium, Japan, the United States, and other allies defeated Germany, Austria-Hungary, The Ottoman Empire, Italy, and Bulgaria.
World War 1 began as a small regional conflict in the Balkans (South-East Europe). The Ottoman Empire had lost many states in this part of the world so political power in this area was very unstable. Later Austria-Hungary annexed….
To what extent was Germany to blame for starting WWI?
After a massive war, it easy to see why a lot people would point fingers at the country that lost the war. However, is this always correct; or do people jump to conclusions much too quickly? By doing this, do they also create a whole new kind of trouble for themselves to come in later years? Some may suggest that it is more productive to look at the events leading up to the war to determine who was at fault. The blame attached to World War….
very many lives. Because of the effects of the war people were determined to search for the country that was to blame for all the disaster created. The outbreak was contingent on a determining number of factors. These factors included nationalism that was being spread throughout Europe during the time before World War I had started and the alliance system. Although Germany was not all to blame for the outbreak of World War I, it did contribute more than a fare share in its involvement in the alliance….
Article 231 in the Treaty of Versailles says the First World War was “the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Germany and her allies”. Survey the causes of the First World War. Was the wording of article 231 an accurate assessment?
The wording of article 231 in the treaty of Versailles is an accurate….
The Allies sought and tried to punish Germany for their involvement in WW1 by isolating them and forcing them to pay reparation for all damages caused during WW1. These punishments instead of teaching Germany a lesson would lead to a path of revenge and aggression and the rise of the Nazi party in Germany. Beginning with the end of WW1 and Allied forces closing in on German territory, Germany agreed to a ceasefire on November 11, 1918. With the war over Allied forces decided how to prevent this….
I as Germany blame England as being responsible for starting World War One because they started Imperialism. Imperialism led to alliances, nationalism, and militarism. To begin with, the Treaty of Versailles says that England’s Queen Victoria caused the Scramble for Africa. Knowing this, England basically forced me to create alliances because I felt that England was going to become too powerful and be too threatening. England created tensions because of their need to feel superior which is why it….
Why did Germany loose the WW1?
Why did Germany loose The First World War? On 28 June 1914 a bullet change the tension in Europe for years and a World war broke out. Germany in the losing side together with especially Austria-Hungary but also Ottoman empire and Bulgaria against in the start the Triple Entente which included Russia, Britain and France who got support by other countries after a while but why did Germany loose the war? Well it’s hard to practically point one thing out and say this….
What if Germany won WWI?
World War One, also widely known as the Great War lasted from 1914-1918. It was a major war centered in Europe involving the World’s major powers that were separated into two alliances: the Allies, consisting of Britain, France, Russia and later the US and the Central Powers consisting of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. It was European History’s worst war at the time. The Germans were defeated by exhaustion however, this could of easily happened to the Allies….
the workforce had risen to 37%. The food shortages across Germany led to a web of new views. As a result extremist views, such as communism, became widely supported, particularly in the industrial cities. Also, the German economy had suffered terribly during the war. Industrial output fell by over 40% between 1914 and 1918. WW1 negatively affected Germany by putting it in Social political and economic ruins.
To begin with, After WWI Germany was socially affected. In document 3 they say “I am twenty….