World War 1
The causes of World War 1
Militarism was one of the four MAIN causes of World War 1. They say it was an 'arms race'.
It was because Britain had a large navy, Germany wanted a large navy as well. Germany and France wanted to build bigger navies. They competed against each other.
Alliances, an agreement between two or more countries to help each other out and defend each other.
It was another cause of World War 1. For over twenty years the nations of Europe
had been making alliances. It was thought that the alliances were promoting peace. One the problems of been in an alliance is that if you have an argument or a disagreement with the country you have made an alliance with it may cause them to fight against each other and that's exactly what happened. Austria- Hungary and Serbia. There was a triple alliance with Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.
Imperialism, A country attempts to extend its power and influences over other countries through diplomacy or military force.
Nationalism, pride in ones country. Extreme nationalism is to believe you're better than other countries/and or people and are willing to defend your country.
It was another cause of World War 1. European nations competed with each other to build bigger armies and navy forces.
Another cause of World War 1 was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. On the 28th of June 1914 in Sarajevo. He was assassinated by the Black Hands which are Serbian nationalist secret society. Austria- Hungary wasn't impressed by Serbia's actions they declared war on Serbia on the 28th of June, 1914. That is one of the many causes that triggered World War 1.