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Transcript of US HISTORY
WHAT CAUSED WORLD WAR I?
Militarism was a huge part in the cause for the war. Militaraism is the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressivelyto defend or promote national interests. Militarism became mostly like a race to see which country could gain better technology, weapons, and soldiers.
Alliances played a major role for causing WWI. By 1914, Europe had divided into two camps. The triple alliance was Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary. The triple Entente was Britain, France and Russia. The alliance between Germany and Austria was natural. They were both part of the same empire - the Holy Empire.
The first world war began in August 1914. It was directly triggered by the assassination of the Austrian archduke, Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on 28th June 1914 by Bosnian revolutionary, Gavrilo Princip.
Nationalism is the devotion to the interests and cultures of one's nation. Nationalism contributed to World War 1 because some nations wanted to assert their country's power and dominance over others instead of living a peaceful and happy life.
When did the US enter WWI?
The US entered World War I two days after the US Senate voted 82% to join the war on April 6, 1917.
WHY DID THE US ENTER WWI?
The US entered WWI when Germany sank the British liner the Lustania. 128 americans were killed there.