Imperialism In World War One

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World War One, significantly the war which arose due to many consequential causes. The war ended and destroyed empires of Russia and powerful European countries, as a result of principles which were hostile and violent. The most important spark in causing the horrific war in history was the major principles of Imperialism: colonisation of a country by other country to gain control over land and resources by using military and other forces, Alliance System: a relationship between two or more nations for benefits and Militarism: a large establishment and setting up of military. Along with these, the social, economical and political movement such as the arms, naval race, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and nationalism majorly contributed…show more content…
Imperialism was quite competitive during that era, due to countries wanting to expand their empire, crucially for raw materials and cheap labour. Countries such as United Kingdom, Germany and France were constantly competing to rule over Africa, battling for expansion, as they required foreign market for manufacturing and trading their goods. Raw materials were cheaply and readily available in Africa which was a major advantage. Another major tension amongst European nations was the Moroccan crisis. France ruled and had control over Morocco, which made Germany question their rule. This resulted in a press conference which was held in 1905. The results of the press conference concluded that France still had control over Morocco, which made Germany furious and indignant. In 1911, Germany sent their gunboat named Panther, to the port of Agadir. United Kingdom and France, as allies, both responded negatively which made Germany feel isolated, infuriated and victimised. This showed the strength of UK and France as an…show more content…
European nations were experiencing industrial revolution and Germany had the largest spending on their military and weapons. Furthermore, spending more money on increasing a country’s army was becoming a trend, and the larger an army, it led to more competition within nations which resulted in rising tension and fear. Some political leaders also believed and predicted that attacking a country before it strengthens its army was a brilliant way to destroy a country. This would weaken their economy, destroy lives and lead to other social and political effects. The naval race between Germany and United Kingdom was a great economical tension. United Kingdom had the largest and the biggest Dreadnoughts, which were large, massive and heavily armed ships, who were capable of fighting and destroying any other ship. Germany, wanting to be more powerful, dominant and superior, spent millions of dollars on their Dreadnoughts, seeking more attention, and were climbing their way on to the top of having the greatest empire. This led to United Kingdom’s hatred and aggressiveness towards Germany. This motivated and rose the competition amongst other European countries, which led in emerging of technology, arms and

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