The progression in technology along with changes in philosophical viewpoint and mind-set and the shift of power to a newer generation all have contributed to the escalation of one of the wars that has changed the world forever: the Great War or the World War I. In contrast to common belief in which Germany is responsible for causing the war with her warmongering attitude, in was in fact Serbia, a small and insignificant Balkan country that played the not-so-much-insignificant role of sparking the war. The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the neighbouring Austria-Hungary on the 28th of June was a major event that had led to the escalation of war. This was due to the fact that the assassins were from an organisation called ‘Black Hand’, which was a radical Serbian terrorist group and more importantly, which was not known by Austria-Hungary by then, the Serbian government was aware of the assassination plot at the time but failed to react or warn Austria-Hungary and afterwards, was unable to locate and capture the culprits. This enraged Austrian-Hungarian royalties, not the general population however, and pushing them to take some form of immediate actions against Serbia. However, in order to accomplish this, Austria-Hungary had to call for the help of her ally Germany who in turn, gave them the ‘blank cheque’ of unconditional support. Germany hoped that by starting a quick war and called for peace, Austria could humiliate Serbia without the interference of any other major powers. At the same time, by allying with Austria, Germany would in turn, give a warning to any European powers trying to protect Serbia. As a result of the German’s support, Austria-Hungary was prepared for war with Serbia, confidently believing in her victory, therefore sending the Serbian government the unacceptable ultimatum. Serbia was smart enough to agree on all but the last term, however, and this led to Austria-Hungary declaring war to Serbia on the 28th of July. One thing that Germany had yet to anticipate was the Russia mobilisation, which was right after the Austria’s declaration of war, on the 29th of July. This consequently led to the German’s activation of the Schlieffen Plan which aims were to crush France on the Western Front in one blow with a lightning fast advance and then return with the full force to deal with Russia on the Eastern Front. Despite that, Germany still sent an ultimatum to Russia demanding Russia to step down. This was declined by Russia, therefore Germany declared war on Russia, as a result, starting the continental war on Europe. Germany originally planned to march through Belgium but the request…
Also will show how America was brought into this royale.
The main way in which the Treaty of Versailles led to World War 2 was by
making Germany feel strongly towards revenge. The peace settlement also made Italy
angry, but this was not nearly as relevant in causing WW2. After WW1 the Treaty of
Versailles imposed on Germany. It stated
Germany had to admit full responsibility for
starting the war. This was Clause 231 the notorious "War Guilt Clause". 2. Germany,
as she was responsible for starting the war as stated in clause 231…
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Candidate Name: | Start Date: 10th September 2012 |
Unit: 12 – Responsible Tourism | Completion Date:10th December 2012 |
Tutor:Melissa Bridge, Roy Burridge | Date Submitted: |
Aim and Purpose:In this unit you will explore the fragile nature of tourism and develop knowledge of the effect that tourism development and activity can have on host environments. You will develop your understanding of how tourism can…
World War 1- started at when everyone made up alliance in Europe.
They created mobilizations to be ready for war.
Arming- they were building up armies and railways for fast transportation.
Nationalism- you had to kill for your country if the other person was not the same nationality.
The US was making huge money selling arms to the British.
US was warned by Germany to stop selling arms to the British but they ignored the Germans.
This put the US into war
American Ambassador said it was all…
Lewis, who was only 12 years old at the time.
5. Journalists faced execution reporting on the conflict was, in the opinion of the War Office, helping the enemy. If caught, they faced the death penalty.
6. WW1 sparked the invention of plastic surgery. Shrapnel was the cause of many facial injuries in WW1 surgeon Harold Gillies, took on the task of helping victims and pioneered early techniques of facial reconstruction in the process.
7. The cost of bullets fired in one 24 hour period in September 1918…
Slavic nation of Serbia, It was after the assassination of the Archduke of Austria that the terms for doing so led to a disagreement between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, which eventually led to the mobilization of allied armies on both sides. Instead of helping, the Allied Forces’ involvement only created more tension as the countries began declaring war on each other. The combination of Serbia’s fight for separation, the domino effect of mobilization, and previously created alliances together instigated…
Responsible Consumption of The Environment
The impact that television commercials give the consumers about the environment can often be misinforming. The “whole picture” is in three minutes commercial is not often seen by the public. We see picture of the destruction of the environment and what is causing it and how the consumer can be responsible for this. These commercials giving the public images of the oceans, streets, playgrounds and more with littered trash, chemicals and dead ocean life make…
refrain from involvement in overseas politics, alliances, or wars, and
confine its national security interest to its own borders.
German submarines used in World War I; they sank many Allied ships
around the British Isles. They were responsible for the sinking of the HMS
Lusitania and the Sussex.
● Sussex Pledge: Germany agreed not to sink unarmed passenger ships with out
warning. They violated this in 1916 when they torpedoed this French passenger ship.
Wilson threatened to break diplomatic relations because of this…
introduces us to the expression of the “right to have rights”, a universal right to speak and act in public which according to Arendt was more valuable even than the right to life. It exists because we are human beings and therefore part of a pluralistic society that is detached from a sovereign state or government. This was first realised by Arendt when she spoke of totalitarian European nation states which had an inability to protect people’s human rights; specifically focusing on Communism and Nazism [p…
split into three questions, which are: what to produce? How to produce? Who to produce for? These three questions can also be summed up as scarcity which is the inadequate amount of resources available. Consumers have wants which are unlimited; they would always want more, but due to the economic problem, scarcity, not everyone will get there ‘want’ fulfilled, therefore causing a problem. Different countries can attempt to overcome the economic problem in several ways; which is to apply a different economy…
To what extent was Germany responsible for the outbreak of WWI?
There is much debate about the degree of responsibility that should be given to Germany for the outbreak of war. One could argue that the outbreak of war was entirely Germany’s fault due to their aggression with the other Great Powers of Europe and the very presence of the Schlieffen Plan. One could also argue that Germany was merely protecting herself against aggression and the idea of encirclement. Or was it a misfired attempt at…