Wwi Was The Inevitable Result Of The War Essay

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Whether WWI Was in Fact Inevitable
Some historians believe that WWI was the inevitable result of the evolution of global political and economic conflicts. However, others state that, if separately analyzing all the reasons caused WWI, no one of them was worthy enough for the countries to take the risk of the war. I personally agree with the first argument that WWI was in fact inevitable.

Human’s physical production mode and social life changed dramatically before and after 20th century. From the early 1870s to 1914, the second industrial revolution was completed, and industrialization era was coming. Industrialization aggravated the unbalance of economic development among main countries. The economy of Germany and U.S. grew rapidly, which foreboded the old international order leading by Britain and France was hard to continue.

The unbalance of economic growth also resulted in the unbalance of political and social development. In the U.S. and Western Europe, democratic general election system had been basically implemented during that period. In addition, social insurance, health care, compulsory education and other social benefits had been established and developed as well. However, in Europe, the emergence of democracy was only limited to the relevantly developed countries in the West and North. On the other hand, among the European and American countries who had established parliamentary system, the political institution was pretty different from country to country. For…

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