Essay about Effects Of The First World War

992 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
There are a lot of causes of the First World War, but the two main causes that led to it are nationalism and industrialization. Nationalism is a feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries. With that being said people acquire their identity from their nation and therefore owe their nation their loyalty. It can include religion, language, political authority and as well as traditions and shared history. France was the first to subsidize the idea of nationalism out of all the European nations. As a result, nationalism had extended throughout Europe. Industrialization means to build and operate factories and businesses in a city, region, country, ect. Industrialization was a big cause of the First World War. Strong nations such as Russia, France, Germany, and Great Britain had expanded their machinery and weaponry. It caused competition and tension between the countries. Also, because of the rivalry the population in the countries all had an increase in nationalism and eventually nationalism cause the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. During the 19th century nationalism had spread itself throughout Europe. When nationalism came up, nations believed in their own needs and that their needs must be met before those of other nations. It created economic and territorial tension and competition in Europe and started Balkan crisis. In the late 18th century, Britain was…

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