Cause and Effect of World War I Essay
There were many causes for the outbreak …show more content…
The spark in which World War 1 was started was due to the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. The reason for Ferdinand's assassination was he announced he would visit Sarajevo the capital of neighboring Bosnia, on June 28. The Serbians were outraged; June 28 was the date on which Serbia had been conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1389. Also on the very same date in 1912, Serbia had at last freed itself from Turkish rule. But Bosnia, home to many Serbians, was still ruled by Austria-Hungary which is why they were outraged. As a result of Ferdinand's decision on June 28 he was assassinated by a 19 year old youth Gavrilo Princip. As a result of this Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
There were also many effects that World War 1 had. One effect was the economic impact. Governments raised taxes and borrowed huge amounts of money to pay the costs of war. They rationed food and other products, from boots to gasoline. Also they introduced other economic controls, such as setting prices and threatening strikes. Another effect of World War 1 was propaganda war. Both the Central powers and Allies waged a propaganda war. In Germany, people learned to sing a "Hymn of Hate" against the British. Allied propaganda