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  • Nationalism And The Alliance System
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    Background Causes of World War 1 On Sunday, June 28, 1914, in Sarajevo, the Archduke and Archduchess of Austria-Hungary were both shot and killed by a member of the terrorist group called the Black Hand. This was the immediate cause of the war, but the war was caused by a number of other factors, most which were happening in the years leading up to the shooting at Sarajevo. There were six main background causes of world war 1. They were: imperialism, colonialism, militarism, the arms race, natio...
  • Widespread Imperialism And The Alliance Systems
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    Three Main Causes of World War While we are always reminded of the negative effects of war, it is not everyday that we learn to understand the deeper factors of war that can turn a small conflict into an international outbreak. World War I was said to have been sparked by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand but there are various deeper reasons that contributed to the commencement of the Great War. These factors include militarism, imperialism and the alliance systems. The first reaso...
  • Anti German Alliance In Germany
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    Pre WWI alliances The relations between the Great Powers in Europe changed a lot with the accession to the throne of Wilhelm the II in 1888, his dismissal of Chancellor Otto van Bismarck two year later and therefore the breakdown of the Bismarckian Alliance System. The unification of Germany, and the political greatness of Prussia and the empire, are ascribed to the statesmanship of Bismarck. Bismarck was the father of the German nation, he created it and he also masterminded a plan to keep Germ...
  • Bismarck's Ideas
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    Bismarck used the media to his advantage. He used it only when it suited him, and never realized that the implications he were presenting were wrong. When world depression in 1875 hit, and assassination attempts were made on the Kaiser, Bismarck engineered an outpouring loyalty from the nation to the Kaiser ~ anyone who opposed him or the Kaiser was characterized as a traitor, and disloyal. In 1878, an election proved Bismarck's ideologies to be used truly to his advantage. Because emotions ran ...
  • Triple Alliance Between Germany
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    The importance of the alliance system that developed in Europe in the decades before World War I as a cause for it is still an important topic of debate and argument between modern historians. Some argue that the alliance system was a direct cause of the outbreak of war between all major countries in Europe while other historians prefer to state that the alliance configuration we observe before the war started was simply a symptom of the conflicts and disagreements, fears and envies that had bee...
  • Alliance With Country C
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    Pre World War I Europe was known as a "Proud Tower". However due to Nationalism, Militarism, Imperialism, and alliances it would soon fall. It goes back as far back as 1870. The Franco-Prussian War was one of these cases. There were several Franco-Prussian Wars. The last Franco-Prussian War started in 1870. Prussia was in a confederation. A confederation is a group of states that are loosely joined together and have more power than the government of the whole country. Prussia was the biggest sta...
  • Naval Rivalry Between Germany And Britain
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    ACCOUNT FOR THE START OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN AUGUST OF 1914 The start of the First World War was a culmination of the conflicting aims held by the European powers. The heavy presence of nationalism further entrenched and also reflected the alliance structures which involved all major European powers. Imperialism also served as an extension to this inter-European rivalry, as did the arms race and militarism which added to heightened tensions and competition. As events intensified after the tur...
  • Franco Russia Alliance
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    "Competing alliances caused the eventual outbreak of World War I.".. Do you agree with this statement? Argue your case. Yes the competition between all of the countries in Europe and the alliances that were between them eventually led to the outbreak of WWI. The alliance systems were as follows. The "dual alliance" was between Germany and Austria-Hungary. The idea was that if either Germany or Austria-Hungary were attacked by Russia, one would come to the other's aid. This became the triple alli...
  • Alliance Between France And Russia
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    Bismarck's Coalition Nightmare? ABismarck's Coalition Nightmare Essay, Research Paper? A French newspaper said of me recently that I had a? coalition nightmare? This kind of nightmare will long (and perhaps always) be a legitimate one for a German minister. Before 1878 there are many reasons why Bismarck could have been perceived as having a? coalition nightmare?? It is also unclear whether the newspaper was talking about Bismarck's foreign policy or his frequent fragile agreements with the othe...

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