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  • Two Nations
    555 words
    The Causes of World War I If you were to look back at WWI, you would see that there were direct and indirect causes to the war. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand was an immediate cause. Gavril o Princip, working with a Serbian anti-Austrian secret society called "The Black Hand" shot Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 in order to make way for a Slavic revolution. The assassination didn't do as Princip hoped, and it was used as an excuse for Austria to take hostile action against Serbia. T...
  • Start Of The Cold War
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    The start of the cold war was due to many aspects that were present during this time period. Because of these aspects it is difficult to say one specific issue was responsible for the start of the Cold war. To say which one of these aspects played the major part in starting the cold war perhaps we should think of what could have prevented the cold war. As the World War II came to an end the three big powers led by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef Stalin met in Yalta to compromise ...
  • Crises Foreshadowing The War
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    Four Main Reasons for World War I World War I began on July 28, 1914, with the declaration of war by Austria-Hungary on Serbia, and hostilities between the Allied and Central Powers continued until the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918, a period of 4 years, 3 months, and 14 days. There were four main causes for the World War. They were Nationalism, Imperialism, Military Expansion, and Crises Foreshadowing the War. Nationalism created great political tensions between single nation sta...
  • More Other Nations
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    Essay on the Causes of WWI Mark Zwolsman Was Germany was the blame for the outbreak of WWI This is a perfectly legitimate question. But though this question is important, it is also immensely difficult to answer. This essay will attempt to pinpoint some of the reasons why the origins of the First World War defy simple, straightforward answers. It is widely believed that this war was caused by Germany. Germany was accountable for many previous causes but there are many other reasons that led to t...
  • Indonesia To Unity And Independence With Sukarno
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    Nationalism as the dominant force behind the Indonesian independence movement is the leading theme presented in the video, Barrel of a gun. The turn of the twentieth century marked the beginning of nationalist stirrings in Indonesia against the ruling Dutch empire. Fuelled by dissent and second-class treatment, nationalistic ideals and propaganda began to spread throughout the native Indonesian population and ignite. However, the spread of nationalism would not have been so great without particu...
  • Sphere Of Influence Essential To National Security
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    Should a Superpower Establish a Sphere of Influence? This influence, that was felt around the world, led to many wars and possibly prevented a holocaust. It was a visible defensive action and an invisible security wall. The real importance of this question is not 'should' a sphere of influence be established, but 'why should' a sphere be established. Is it really to protect your neighboring nations for the evil of 'capitalism' or 'communism,' no. A sphere of influence is a cushion to soften the ...
  • Korean War Mao Zedong
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    The Korean War is a war that many people will never forget. All wars in American history fought before the Korean War was based on either national survival or the gain of territory. A strong conflict was created between the Soviet Union and the United States. The conflict was so strong that wars were fought in the midst of this cold war. The Korean War was the first American war that was not fought for national survival, for territory, for manifest destiny or for hegemony. "Korea was the first i...
  • Free And United Nation
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    A Great Passion for Equality With America struggling in a state of Civil War, the nation's very core was being shaken. Abraham Lincoln, who was president during this period, realized this, and delivered one of his most historically renowned speeches, 'The Gettysburg Address'. This speech addresses many concerns for the nation as a whole. Through 'The Gettysburg Address', Lincoln clearly states his views on what the country once was, how it was during the time he was in, and what his hopes and dr...
  • Civil War
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    The Civil War had an effect on us. The Civil War was one of the most tragic wars in American history. More Americans died in this war then in all other wars combined. In this war we did not fight against other people, we fought brother against brother and the nation was torn apart. There are many reasons why this war took pace. Fist the nation was come together and then the southern states were not allowed to secede. Then the South was placed under military rule and divided into military distric...
  • Making Of American Nationalism
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    By any criteria the years following the War of 1812, otherwise known as the "Era of Good Feelings", must be considered a time of exceptional growth and development in the United States, but above all, it may be considered a time of evolution and ripening of American nationalism, unification, and economic prowess. The war of 1812 was a very problematic war. States did not fulfill their duties, while commanders and leaders were not informed or supplied enough to keep up the war. But what awakened ...
  • Founding Elements Of Italian Fascism
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    Fascism was born in Milan on Sunday the 23rd of March, 1919. War veterans, syndicalists who had supported the war and Futurist intellectuals gathered in the meeting room of the Milan Industrial and Commercial Alliance, overlooking Piazza San Sepolcro, to "declare war against socialism... because it has opposed nationalism". Mussolini called his movement the Fasci di Combattimento, which can be translated to "fraternities of combat". Fascism obtained its name and took its first steps in Italy, ex...
  • America's Entry Into World War II
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    Was World War II a Good War For America? One of the most important wars ever fought was World War II. In the midst, the Nazis were in control of most of Europe, the Soviet Union was causing more deaths than any other country, and Japan had taken over parts of China. The United States of America was stuck in the middle of all this. They had to deal with the Nazis and deciding when to join the war, meanwhile, Japan was breathing down their necks with attacks. What was America to do? What would hap...
  • Korean And Vietnam Wars
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    The Korean War would be a radical step in fighting wars, as well as the feelings people had toward the war. All wars in American History fought before the Korean War were based on either national survival or the gain of territory. A strong conflict was created between the Soviet Union and the United States. From this conflict, tension was so strong that wars were fought in the midst of this Cold War. The Korean War was the first America ever waged that was not fought for national survival, for t...
  • Assassination Of Ferdinand Europe
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    While there is never just a single event that has led to the start of a world war, or any other serious war, there is often one thing that triggers long lived tensions and thus war ensues. Such was the case in WWI with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. There were many tensions that existed prior to his assassination, but it was his assassination which triggered the war, his assassination that served as an excuse, and perhaps the last straw, so to speak, which led to the First World ...
  • Evidence Of Nationalism
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    The aftermath of the War of 1812 produced a strong surge in nationalism, proves itself to be an entirely factual statement. It is confirmed through various events throughout the post-war period. The nationalist spirit became evident at various levels. For instance, national literature became published. Acclaimed writers, James Fenimore Cooper and Washington Irving used American scenes and themes in their books. School textbooks were being written about America in America. Evidence of nationalism...
  • French And English Blockades
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    I asked congress to go to war because England felt they had power over us still, French and English blockades are hurting the economy, and because new territories would be a great addition to the nation. Henry Clay greatly convinced me that England was a problem with our national affairs. He said, "Sir, is the time never to arrive, when we may manage our own affairs without the fear of insulting his Britannic majesty? Is the rod of British power to be forever suspended over our heads?" (27). Tha...
  • Germany's Pre War Actions
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    Attempting to evaluate the origins of World War One is both a complex and contentious issue, highly debated amongst historians with discussion generally centring on war guilt and the main contributing factors. Amongst the most topical issues in this area are the extent of Germanic blame in relation to the war guilt dispute, and also the degree of blame that can be placed on the Alliance System in creating a war climate. The view that the Alliance System was the key element of the war climate can...
  • Four Dominant European Nations Of Great Britain
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    The number of casualties was 37,508,686 (Gilbert 4). The cost was over $125,690,477,000.00 (Gilbert 4). The very first line of Sidney Bradshaw Fay Thesis states, "None of the Powers wanted a European War". Why was so much money spent and why were so many lives sacrificed for a war that no nation anticipated or wanted? Who would start a war like this? Some people say Germany is to blame for the outbreak of World War I. Germany itself and its political leaders are a significant reason, but not the...
  • Causes Of The Great War
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    The First World War had many causes; historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now. It was more than just a war between nations. It was a war between what was and what was to be. Most historians today said that it was "The War to End All Wars". The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife by a Serbian nationalist on the morning of ...
  • Legal Declaration Of War
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    Critical Thinking 015.129 Second Assignment Interpretation of Dora Durian's argument P 1: At the end of Canada's war with Germany in 1939, a motion was passed declaring war on that nation. P 2: When at the end of that war came, the Canadian government signed a peace treaty with the German nation. SC 1: Generally, this is how a real war happens. P 3: Every literal war must be a war between two political entities, such as nations. P 4: In a so-called "war on terrorism", the enemy is terrorism. P 5...

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