World War One

             Have you ever wondered why a war started and if it could of been prevented? World War One is one of the wars out for many wars that occured that people wonder if it could of been preventable. World War One occured in the years 1914 to 1918. Many people believed that this war was caused by the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand. It was a spark to the war but there are many other reasons that led to this war. Some of these reasons happened as far back in the late 1800’s. The main factors besides the assassination are, nationalism, militarism, imperialism, and the system of alliances. Nationalism is the love of one’s country. Throughout the 1800's many groups were driven by nationalism. They tried to unite but governments controlled their own people. Another reason for the start of the war was the practice of imperialism by many countries. France and Germany were on a start of war several times when they argued about claims to Morocco. They made up a temporary compromise that didn’t really satisfy both countries. Militarism controlled the thinking of many European leaders before the war. These leaders thought only the use of force could solve problems between nations. The leaders also thought that a country with a strong military usually got what it wanted, and weaker countries usually always lost. During the late 1800’s the system of alliances was a big factor that lead to the start of the war. Otto Von Bismark was the chancellor of Germany. He was afraid that France would find revenge for the defeat to Germany which happend in 1871. He then decided to keep France isolated and without allies. He especially did want the French with Russia. The French needed to be allies with Russia. An alliance between France and Russia was finally formed in 1894. In 1907, the triple Entente was formed. This was an alliance between Russia, France, and Great Britain. These are only some of the reasons why World War One occurred.

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