Causes Of World War I 2


World War I is probably one of the biggest war that contained so much “chain reaction”. One feels threatened, they ally with their friends, and another nation feels threatened, so they ally with their friends. The feeling of threat leads into invasions then leads into their allies helping and invading and pretty soon, more allies come from both sides. Sooner or later, a vast amount of area, in this case a whole continent, is on a war. Silly as it may sound, this was World War I. We only hope that the “feelings of threat” was the cause of war. Some would argue that the assassination of a leader in Europe caused the war to happen. However, war like this was started even before they ...

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it is) this is my argument. Yes Francis Ferdinand was assassinated and sparked the beginning of the war, but that was not the main cause. It may have been the immediate spark that triggered the starting of the war but it was not the main cause. The four major roles that played in the cause of World War I were Nationalism, Militarism, Imperialism, and the Alliance System.
Nationalism: a philosophy that is purely focused on patriotism, loyalty to one’s nation and seeing its nation as the superior nation. Such philosophy remained popular around this time. In fact, it’s popularity started in late 1800’s. Most countries in Europe
were nationalistic about their country and wanted their country to have strict culture and language system. Some countries even tended to take aggresional means of nationalism by wanting to get rid of inferior and small countries and convert them to their own culture. Such ideas threatened countries that were small and less powerful than most ...

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Supposedly, at that time, Britain had the best all-around Navy in Europe. What Kaiser William II did next was, stupidly, started to use most of German’s raw material to start a huge, mass production of making weapons, ships, and any other military means he can build. Basically, he started this production to go in competition against Britain and her Navy and hopefully out-do them. Why is this childish to me? First of all, the Kaiser is wasting his country’s raw material on something useless at that time and it’s very stupid for a leader to be jealous over other countries’ navy force. The war may have had fewer casualties if all this mass production of militaristic force did ...

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