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    assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Mutual alliance agreements and nationalism. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is known as a direct cause for WW1. Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a member of a Serbian terrorist organization called The Black Hand. Serbia wanted to control Bosnia, which was part of Austria-Hungary. This led to war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. Russia immediately got involved in the war due to its alliance with Serbia. Soon, Germany got involved due to its alliance with Austria Hungary. Later, France declared war against Germany due to its alliance with Russia. Even though, British was following its policy of “Splendid Isolation” , it was forced to join the war after Germany attacked Belgium and realizing threat of Germany dominating Europe. On August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany after Germany attacked France through Belgium. Austria-Hungary and Germany formed Central powers. British, France and Russia became The Allies. Even though, Ferdinand’s assassination is considered immediate and main cause of WW1, it was due to alliances between European nations that forced all countries to enter WW1. Nationalism also played a very important role in starting this deadly war. Slavic people wanted their own separate country, opposing Austria-Hungary’s strong empire in the region. Their nationalism was the first spark to this war after they assassinated Archduke Ferdinand. It was nationalism that forced United States…

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    The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman paints a vivid portrayal of the world Pre-World War I. It discussed the actions of individuals and world leaders and how it plunged the world into The Great War that laid the ground work for the world as we know it today. As most people understand, myself included, it is a common belief that World War I was only caused by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent to the throne of Austria-Hungary. While this is the trigger event that…

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    How WW1 lead to WW2 Ferdinand Foch, a French General and Supreme Commander of the Allied forces during World War 1, said "This [The Treaty of Versailles] is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty years". World War 1 was caused by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the future emperor of Austria-Hungary. Serbia financed the assassination, which lead to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia. Each country's allies declared war on each other eventually leading to a global conflict. The…

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    The Puritans had a lot in common with the Pilgrims except they believed the Anglican Church could still be saved from corruption. They also had a goal “to create godly churches to serve as models for the English Church.” In 1625 King Charles rejected the Puritans far more than his father. On top of that the economic troubles the country was in which consisted of, crop failures and depressions in the wool industry. With all these things happening in England the Puritans saw them as “signs of…

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    Although Milton was born during the end of the reign of King James I, upon James’ death, England endured a period of political upheaval. King Charles I and Parliament’s relationship was distant and hostile from the beginning of his reign in 1625 after the death of his father, James. From 1625 to 1629, Charles I rid of Parliament three times and controlled his kingdom uninterrupted. Tensions were high among Charles I and Parliament for several rudimentary reasons, for one, Parliament did not…

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    Both, Sean Kelsey’s, “The Death of Charles I,” and “The Trial and Execution of Charles I,” written by Clive Holmes are historical articles that present detailed accounts on the trial and execution of King Charles I. Although these historians compare in their attempts to evaluate the significance of the incident, their works contrast radically in terms of developing these views. Where Kelsey believes that the trial of King Charles was never intended as a pretext to execution, Holmes disagrees.…

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    Were the actions of Charles I the main reason for political instability that existed in the years 1625-46? In June 1642, civil war broke out. It is hard to distinguish exactly why Civil War broke out because there were problems between the parliament and King Charles I. The English Civil War was fought to see who should have the most power over England, Parliament or Charles I. The King believed in the divine right meaning the god chose him to be king, so Charles had more say in governing than…

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    Scotland was a distinct kingdom ruled by the MacAlpin clan in the early tenth century without defined boarders. Without defined boarders relations with England were very uneasy, although after 1066 Norman kings intervened periodically to help support the claims of the Scottish against them. In 1291 Edward I of England selected John Balliol to take the Scottish throne which had been empty since 1286, in return Balliol paid homage to Edward I as a vassal. In 1295 Scottish nobles signed a treaty…

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    In 1642, when King Charles I entered the House of Commons seeking the arrest of the five Members alleged to have supported the Scottish invasion against his reign, he not only created Parliamentary history, but also laid the foundation of what is known today as ‘Parliamentary Privilege’. In response to King Charles I’s questions about the whereabouts of these Members, the Speaker William Lenthall famously remarked that “I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as the…

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    Absolutism is a government where either a king or queen has all of the power and authority to pass laws, taxes, and have control over all of the people in their realm. The English monarchy, however, was a limited monarchy that allowed the parliament to have consent to customs, laws, and taxes to be passed. This limited monarchy made the kings or queens have limited power over their kingdoms. Some kings even tried to dissolve the parliament that caused big conflict over the government of England.…

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