Why Did The First World War Break Out in 1914?
Well there are many reasons why the First World War broke out in 1914. Firstly the war began when someone shot 1 bullet and then the whole war started. In this essay I will be talking about why the world war broke in 1914 and what are the causes of this war. The answer to this question is that the war began because of Militarism, Imperialism, Nationalism, Alliances and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. It was like a domino effect. (Source 5)
In that time Europe’s Alliances broke Europe into two armed camps. The Triple Entente (1907) and the Central Powers (1882). The Triple Entente contained the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria and on some occasions Italy. This was because Italy was always switching sides. The Central Powers contained the United Kingdom, France and Russia. The UK had the largest Navy in the world and had the most land; approximately ¼ of the world was owned or ruled by the UK. These armed camps were formed secretly to ensure that the other camp does not know. The European Nations thought that by making these camps would reduce the result of war, but in fact this led to an increase of the chances of war. Both of the Alliances had a large number of securities to in a way ‘Spy’ on the other alliance to see what they are up too. This created fear and distrust. If one attacked it was like everyone had attacked. There was still some time to stop the war. (source 1)
The UK and France had created a massive empire by 1914. This had Africa, Asia, Oceania, and North America. They created a massive empire because they had the benefits of wealth, Taxations, raw material, man-power, and trade markets. The Central Powers would get most of its wealth by taxes that Africa, Asia, Oceania, and North America had to pay. They would also get raw material which Europe doesn’t have, they would get man power for the war and they would also have trade routes to new...
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