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America and the Evolution of the Great War
Professor US History
18 January 2014

It was when Germany opposed all sanctions and took opposition by surprise in the year 1914 which initiated World War I. An additional key event that led to the start of the Great War was the murdering of the Austrian Duke and his beloved wife on June 1914 by a Bosnian opposition. This killing along with other significant events set the wheels in motion for a World War. Imperialism was true to its name as the British Empirical throne took over new lands, countries and there society. By the early years of 1900 the Empire has secured and extended over five different boundless continents. Other facets that participated to the revolution were that the French also had control of the African frontier. Elevated tensions with Germany began when the French and British began taking control of large neighboring limitless areas. Each nation tried to achieve some sense of a strong militia that would secure them from the elements of the world. Within the boundaries of a strong imperial army the militarism oppositions were given a high powering authority by the government. New world opportunities needed to be tapped into which included a rise of industrialism. The industrial wave has been eminent and new products and military ideas on weapons and strategies came to fruition. A new market of machines and a rise of authority were being conjured. The armies of both competitive oppositions of France and Germany had increased drastically in size. Over the next decade there was competition between Germany and Britain for the oceans and waterways. It was an era of time when nationalism was taking over and becoming a strong proponent of the rights and interests of society and each nation in power. Retrieved on August 10th http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW1/causes.htm The Pan-Slavism evolution was…...

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