The four main causes that started the first world war.
Militarism was one of the causes of the causes of the World War 1.
Alliances were one of the other main causes of the World War 1.
World War 1 Summative There were four main causes of World War One which include alliances, imperialism, militarism and nationalism, but in my opinion, though all causes contributed greatly to World War 1, the causes that had the most effect on starting the war were nationalism and imperialism.
In America, it was initially called the European War.
More than 9 million combatants were killed; a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate.
The Origins of the First World War suggest that james joll thought that without a strong army and navy, heir country will be powerless, because in the text it states, “We realize that without power, without a strong army and a strong navy, there can be no welfare for us”(Document 8).
This primary source helps explain militarism was an underlying cause of the war because it is suggesting the reader that without a powerful defense, there would be no welfare.
I believe Imperialism played a huge part in causing World War 1 because the great powers of Europe all wanted to make money selling their natural resources, but when they ran out there was a huge conflict for resource rich land and expanding their respective countries.
This created a great deal of tension between the great powers of Europe which threatened European war years before World War 1 started.