The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the immediate cause of World War I. But the events that led to the Great War go further back into the nineteenth century. As with the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, nationalism, imperialism, and militarism all played a part.
Analyze how the forces of nationalism, imperialism, and militarism irrevocably led to World War I. Pay particular attention to the rise of Pan-Slavism in Eastern Europe and the corresponding rise of nationalism in German-speaking states. Analyze how the alliance system contributed to the ultimate outbreak of war.
Then analyze the events that drew the United States into World War I. Clearly discuss why America first remained neutral between1914-1917. What role did ethnicity play in America’s neutrality? Then identify and analyze the specific events that led to America’s entrance into the war. Evaluate America’s contribution to the war effort and to what extent America’s entry contributed to the end of the war. Finally, analyze the events that led to the defeat of the Treaty of Versailles. What effect did this have on America’s role in the world during the 1920s and 1930s? Pay particular attention to the role of President Woodrow Wilson both during and after the war, in particular, his efforts to establish the League of Nations.
World War I Student Name Professor Name Course Title Date Introduction Franz Ferdinand was the successorpresumptive to the Austro-Hungarian Empireand was assassinated in the year 1914, when hewas visiting the capital of Bosnia, Sarajevo. The assassination was linked to the political goal of splitting Southern Slav regionsin order to be merged into Yugoslavia. After the murder, the Austria-Hungary declared war against Serbia, which led to major European powers joining the war. Germany supported Austria-Hungary, while Russia, Belgium, France, and Great Britain supported Serbia (American history, 2011).The Boxer rebellion was a secret Chinese group. The boxers killed foreigner people, Christians and ruinedalien property. Moreover, the boxers blocked the alienregion of Beijing, until an intercontinental force restrained the rebellion. Consequently, the boxer rebellion ended after signing of the Boxer protocol in 1901 (American history, 2011). Nationalism Nationalism resulted to pride among citizens of several nations by advancing a sense that specific nations were superior to others and offered people thenotion that they would win any war.During the nineteenth century nations strived to be the greatest nation both economically and military. Nationalism created violent rivalry and antagonism among Europe`s nations.Germany was integrated in 1871, because of the Franco-Prussian War, and attained greater economic and military power in Europe. Germany form...