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Causes of WW1

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❶Italy had a fascist leader hungry for power and so was Hitler.

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Present to your audience Start remote presentation. Do you really want to delete this prezi? Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Comments 0 Please log in to add your comment. Thesis There were five main causes of World War 1 which can be divided into two categories: The competition caused rivalry for materials and markets. It also causes territorial disputes. Imperialism Imperialism causes competition over colonies, then evokes into rivalry.

This was seen in the 's with Africa, many European nations were fighting for a "piece" of Africa. Many of these nations lacked colonies so this was an important chance to gain one.

This made tensions in Europe high allowing war to easily claim these lands. Rise of military The rise of militarism increases the number of militaries and power, which influence countries to become involved in the war.

Alliances Alliances create situations for war and rivals. Additionally, if a country join the war, its alliance also joins. Two million Germans were on the march, the greater part of them against France, and there were another 3,, trained men to back them up. France had nearly 4,, trained men at call, although they relied on only 1,, active troops in the first clash. Russia had more millions to draw upon than any, but their mobilization process was slow, a large part of their forces were in Asia and even their great potential strength was to a large extent canceled out by lack of munitions.

Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart, ?? The growth of these tremendous forces had been due primarily to a military gospel of mass. Known by Clausewitz, the Prussian military philosopher, who drew his inspiration from Napoleon's example, the spread of this gospel had been stimulated by the victories of the Prussian conscript armies in against Austria and in against France. It had been assisted also by the development of railways, which enabled far larger numbers of men to be assembled, moved and supplied than had been possible previously.

Therefore the armies of - came to be counted in their millions compared with the hundreds of thousands of half a century earlier.

Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart, ? The essential causes of World War I were the attitude of intense nationalism that permeated Europe throughout the 19th and into the 20th century, the political and economic rivalry among the nations, and the establishment and maintenance in Europe after of large armaments and of two hostile military alliances.

Australia and the World, source 4. This was called the Schlieffen Plan. This is what eventuated, the entire British Empire was at war with Germany and its allies. This was the beginning of World War 1. The four long term causes of World War 1, Imperialism, Nationalism, Alliances and Militarism all worked to put all of Europe on edge, and with all countries having great hostility towards each other.

They stimulated hate, conflict and distrust between nations and alliances. The slightest upset in any of international relations could have started a war. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the trigger and his death set off a long but rapid line of events that started the First World War.

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Long term causes of world war 1. The long term, underlying causes of World War I were nationalism, militarism, imperialism, and the defensive treaty alliances of both sides. Militarism is another name for the arms race. Great Britain and Germany were distrustful of one another and attempted to keep their military might as powerful as possible.

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World War I, also known as the First World War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July and lasted until 11 November From the time of its occurrence until the approach of World War II, it was called simply the World War or the Great War, and .

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The causes are much more complex than those of the Second World War and include short, intermediate and long term factors that all culminated to cause the July Days in These factors include militarism, nationalism, imperialism, the alliance system, and industrialization as the long term causes. What are the short-term and long-term causes of World War 1? Update Cancel. ad by Zoho. What were the long term and short term causes of WW1? What are some important points to include in an essay about the long and short term causes of world war one?

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The long term causes were imperialism, alliances, nationalism and militarism. The short term cause, which acted as a trigger to the Great War was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. (Humanities Alive 4, pp ) All the long term causes of the Great War were significant but perhaps the most noteworthy was militarism, which is the development of large and powerful military forces. Long and Short Term Causes of WWI There were several long-term events that led to the outbreak of World War One. The most prominent factors include: nationalism, militarism, imperialism, the Balkan and Morocco crises, and the alliance system.