World War 1 Causes

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July 28, 1914 was the start of World War I, the first global conflict which included many great powers such as Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Liberia, Russia, United States to name a few. The start of the world war began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife; the group responsible for the assassinations was a Serbian nationalist secret society known as the Black Hand, that same day Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia the conflict rose inflicting more countries, Thus starting World War I. World War I was a long and devastating war it had many economical and war causalities. According to the history learning site the First World War casualties were major and nobody …show more content…
With that many deaths the Allied powers, this included Great Britain, France, Russia, and Italy. What the allied powers wanted after the war was mainly revenge. They were furious with the central powers which consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. The central power mostly affected after the World War II was Germany, even though they did not start the war they were seen as mainly responsible of the war. The war ended November 11, 1918 and a treaty had to be created in order to officially end the war, thus creating the Treaty of Versailles (1919).
The Treaty of Versailles officially ended of World War II. The Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28, 1919 the treaty took many months to be created. The Big Three which consisted of David George from Great Britain and according to the History learning site Webpage “George had two views on how Germany should be treated. His public image was simple. If he had come across as being soft on Germany, he would have been speedily voted out of office. The British public was after revenge and Lloyd George’s public image reflected this mood. ‘Hang the Kaiser’ and ‘Make Germany Pay’ were two very common calls in the era immediately after the end of the war and Lloyd George, looking for public
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The Treaty was made to officially end the war and to punish the central powers mostly Germany. The Treaty stated that Germany had to give up a big chunk of their territory. According to the History learning site Alsace-Lorraine was given to France, Eupen and Malmedy were given to Belgium; Northern Schleswig was given to Denmark, Hultschin was given to Czechoslovakia and West Prussia, Posen, and Upper Si Lesia was given to Poland. Thus taking parts of Germany away made the Germans furious and so the tension is also growing. Also German Army was restricted to 100,000 men and officers with conscription being prohibited. According to the History learning site German’s where not allowed air force, only six naval ships and the Rhineland was a demilitarized zone for fifteen year. A large portion of German’s Navy was scuttled. Restrictions on certain weapons such as artillery, firearm, and no machine guns. What mostly angered the Germans’ was Article 231: German War Guilt Clause which meant that Germany had to admit full responsibility for what happened and for all the damaged caused. Article 227: stated that Wilhelm II had to be tried as a war criminal. Germany had to pay thirty three billion dollars in reparations it was estimated that it would take until mid- 1980 but they completely paid it off in 2010.And lastly the establishment

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