Militarism contributed to World War One in multiple ways but, the most important is the “Arms Race.” The “Arms Race” is a competition between two or more parties to have the best armed forces. Russia, Germany, Serbie, France, Austria-Hungary, and Great Britain competed in this to get the best army.
Assassination is the murder of a prominent person or political figure usually by a surprise attack. This is one of the biggest reasons for the start of World War One. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the first step towards the start of World War One. This caused Austria-Hungary to declare war on Serbia and Russia backed up Serbia and Germany backed up Austria-Hungary.
Alliances are a union or association formed for mutual benefit. This was what really launched the war because of all the alliances that in Europe. With Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia, Russia backed up Serbia and Germany backed up Austria-Hungary. This brought in all the other countries that had treaties and alliances with Austria-Hungary, Germany, Serbia, and Russia. All of these alliances are what made it a world