Gathering Storm. Imminent War.

We are now about to plunge into one of the main topics of this year:

THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

No historical event is the result of only ONE  cause, that is why we have already been considering some of the first causes.

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Now read the info about MILITARISM – IMPERIALISM – NATIONALISM in the link below and summarise the main ideas.

WW1 CAUSES

Final Group Task.

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25 Responses to Gathering Storm. Imminent War.

  1. Joaquin Diaz Walker says:

    1)Napoleon’s reign aaffected borders and alliances of other European countries. It was the alliances, after all, that turned a regional conflict into a world war.

  2. Joaquin Diaz Walker says:

    4) Imperialism: England controlled vast holds in Africa, border disputes would break out between colonists of different nationalities, Ottoman Empire was alluring Austria-Hungary, the Balkans and Russia.
    Militarism: An arms race punctuated the hostile feelings among the European nations, Germany was the leader in military organization and efficiency, The German von Schlieffen Plan to attack France before Russia in the event of war with Russia was one such complicated plan that drew more countries into war than necessary, Naval expansion was also extremely competitive, particularly between Germany and Great Britain. by 1889, German official Otto von Bismarck took advantage of Italian resentment towards France and created the Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy and Austria- Hungary in 1882.
    Nationalism: Congress of Vienna in 1815, the principle of nationalism was ignored in favor of preserving the peace. Germany and Italy were left as divided states, but strong nationalist movements and revolutions led to the unification of Italy in 1861 and that of Germany in 1871, France was left seething over the loss of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany, and Revanche was a major goal of the French, Russia formed an Entente with Britain in 1907 after they had reached an understanding with Britain’s ally Japan and William II had further alienated Russia by supporting Austrian ambitions in the Balkans.
    5) Very good presentation, in my place I would put the names of the alliances.

  3. Belen Irazusta, Joaquin Olaizola y Agustina Buljevich says:

    4)
    Militarism:
    -Germany was the leader in military organization and efficiency
    -Armies and navies were greatly expanded
    -the arms race between France and Germany
    -naval rivaly between Germany and Britain
    Imperialism:
    -colonization in Asia and Africa by European powers
    -these colonies provided foreign markets for European products
    -Britain was afraid of Germany in Africa, A-Hungary also was afraid of Russia and Serbia
    Nationalism:
    -strong nationalist movements and revolutions led to the unification of Italy and that of Germany
    -Nationalism posed a problem for Austria-Hungary and the Balkans
    -all colonies wanted independence
    5)
    The presentation helped us a lot to understand more the WW1. we think that the topics that the powerpoint explained had the necessary information, and has the most importans things.

  4. Mili Zubizarreta says:

    4.
    Imperialism-In the nineteenth and twentieth century European countries colonized a great deal of Asia and Africa. This helped the European countries by providing a foreign market which helped to advance the wealth and glory of European power.
    Militarism-The arms race built up the tension among European nations. Since Germany was the leader in military and organization aspects the other countries tried to copy her. The technological and organizational plans were essential for war because once you had them sometime you couldn’t reverse them.
    Armies and navies were greatly expanded. The armies were growing bigger and bigger which caused the European nations to get very competitive.
    Nationalism- At first nationalism in Vienna was ignored to keep the peace. But in Germany and Italy it helped them to get their unification. In Austria Hungary and the Balkans at the time it conflicted problems.

    5.I think its good because it’s a short and simple summary of all of it and it doesn’t have useless information that isn’t very important but at the same time some things are missing (WHICH?) but I still think it’s good.

  5. María José Tear, Antonia Flores Piran, says:

    5)
    The information that the presentation gives us is very complete and has all the important information, what we think is important to add is the two alliances, the Triple Entente formed by Russia, Britain and France and the Triple Alliance formed by Germany Austria-Hungary and Italy.
    2)
    France had a new form of government. So the other countries started to think that they also could also be ruled in a different way not only with a monarchy.
    4)
    Militarism: All the countries felt threatened by the growth of Germany. She had a vey good army and navy. The British felt threatened because they had the best navy and Germany had the second one.
    Imperialism:
    All the countries wanted to have more land, a powerfull army and a lot of power. Britian was scared of Germany in Africa.
    Nationalism:
    All the countries took France as an example and wanted independence.

  6. sofi teran says:

    1) Napoleon started a change helping and making the people that fought in the French revolution independence. This made the other countries to think the same so many kings were mad with napoleon and this countries became enemies with napoleon .
    Other cause could be that Napoleon had many power and land and other countries like Germany took him like example . This made the countries attacked each other so they could have more territory that the others.
    4)
    Imperialism
    The late nineteenth and early twentieth century saw a great deal of colonization of Asia and Africa by European powers. England had a great control in Africa, as well as India, the Belgians ruled the Congo; and Germany France and Italy too
    The land was decreasing because Germany, France, England, Italy and Belgium were conquering many parts of land. This made border disputes break out between the settlers of different nationalities
    Militarism
    Armies and navies were greatly expanded and Naval expansion was also very competitive, particularly between Germany and Great Britain. International rivalry caused the arms race to continue to feed on itself. There were many competitions about who had the better army.frence and Germany competed to know who had the better army and Germany and Great Britain competed to know who had the better navy
    Nationalism
    Germany and Italy were left as divided states, but strong nationalist movements and revolutions led to the unification of Italy in 1861 and that of Germany in 1871.
    Russia formed an Entente with Britain in 1907 after they had reached an understanding with Britain’s ally Japan and William II had further alienated Russia by supporting Austrian ambitions in the Balkans. The Triple Entente, an informal coalition between Great Britain, France and Russia, now countered the Triple Alliance. International tension was greatly increased by the division of Europe into two armed camps.
    5) I tinck that the information is very good but I just would add the names of the alliances and that germany and france , the two of them were competing for morroco

  7. sebastian and Ignacio says:

    NATIONALISM: At the settlement of the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the principle of nationalism was ignored in favor of preserving the peace. Germany and Italy were left as divided states, but strong nationalist movements and revolutions led to the unification of Italy in 1861 and that of Germany in 1871. France was left seething over the loss of Alsace-Lorraine, revange was a major goal. Nationalism was a problem for Austria-Hungary and the Balkans where there were many conflicting national groups. Serbia and Russia’s willingness to support its Slavic brother conflicted with Austria-Hungary’s Pan-germanism. Russia formed an Entente with Britain, after that Japan and William II had further alienated Russia by supporting Austrian ambitions in the Balkans. The Triple Entente now countered the Triple Alliance. International tension was greatly increased by the division of Europe into two armed camps.

  8. Juan Cruz Gomez Roca, Milagros Alezzandrini and Belen Gay says:

    2) In France the poor people or the peasants thought of a way torevolt for no more taxes. When the French Rev finished the ideas started to be known by the other peasants inthe neighbouring countries.
    3)Germany because they had a very good economic situation and had the best trained army so they thought that they could control the world. (WHAT ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE KAISER?)
    4) MILITARISM: Germany was competing with Britain (because of their navies and the economic position) Russia and France.
    ALLIANCES: because the war was inevitable the countries feared being alone so they made alliances: the triple entente and the triple alliance.
    NATIONALISM: France had lost Alsace lorraine and they wanted to get it back and there were a lot of problems with Serbia and Russia against Austria-Hungary.
    5) The presentation is short and easy to understand and all the important information is there except for how the two alliances were formed.

  9. Nacho Rela and Sebastian Borda says:

    NATIONALISM: There was an arms race between big European nations. Germany had a strict army which was organized and efficient. The Germans had a very inflexible plan called the Schlieffen plan this plan consisted in invading Belgium and taking control of France in a short time because if not the Russians could have the chance of attacking Germany, the worst thing Germany could do was fighting on both sides. In conclusion, the Germans couldn’t make any error, they were very limited. Big nations of Europe started building large armies and navies. Naval expansion was very competitive between UK and Germany; also Great Britain feared an invasion of his empire. A very important officer for Wilhelm II was Otto von Bismarck he had great ideas, he took advantage of the Italian resentment to France and created the Triple Alliance between Germany and Austria –Hungary. Then Great Britain, Russia and France formed the Triple Entente

  10. The late 19th and early 20th century the world saw a great deal of colonization of Asia and Africa by European powers, each trying to fulfill its own version of manifest destiny. England controlled vast holds in Africa, as well as India; the Belgians ruled the Congo; Germany, France, and Italy also held several African lands. These colonies helped a great part of the ruling countries’ economies and provided foreign markets for European products, and expansion became necessary and desirable to advance the glory and the wealth of each European power. However, the land available diminished as Germany, France, England, Italy, and Belgium occupied increasingly large tracts of land. Border disputes would break out between colonists of different nationalities; for example the Boer War in South Africa between the Dutch and the English. Furthermore, in the Middle East, the crumbling Ottoman Empire was alluring Austria-Hungary, the Balkans and Russia.

  11. ANSWERS
    1. Napoleon was the one who started to make changes, lots of countries started fighting against their kings and queens and they made monarchy disappear. (AT LEAST PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES SAW THAT IT WAS POSSIBLE TO CHALLENGE THE POWER OF THEIR KINGS & QUEENS) He killed the monarchy in France and brought the idea of Nationalism to Europe. For example he united small states and he created Germany. (GOOD!) Many counties took Napoleon as an example, the idea of being ambitious like Napoleon and people also supported him.
    2. In France there was a revolution against the monarchy and they killed many nobles. The people of other countries started to realize that monarchy was not the only way of governing the country. So the countries started to fights against their kings and queens, so they started to see that some countries were weak, and because of this they advanced and they attacked the other states.
    3. As Germany, Italy was formed from a collection of smaller states. But Germany had just taken from France the big industrial land of Alsace-Lorraine and Italy at first only wanted to establish a government so Germany when she conquered their land it became a powerful German empire.

  12. fede tear, delfi subira, nico araya. says:

    5) It’s okay but there are some things missing, such as how the alliances were formed: Germany, Austria hungary and Italy ; England, France and Russia. Another thing is that it says that Germany believed that Britian was not going to get in.

  13. justo, francisco and agustin says:

    5-We found this presentation very interesting but we think that Napoleon should be mentioned because he influenced many thoughts that would lately lead to WWI.

  14. Sofía Terán says:

    5)Imperialism
    The late nineteenth and early twentieth century saw a great deal of colonization of Asia and Africa by European powers. England had a great control in Africa, as well as India, the Belgians ruled the Congo; and Germany France and Italy too.
    The land was decreasing because Germany, France, England, Italy and Belgium were conquering many parts of land. This made border disputes break out between the settlers of different nationalities.
    Militarism
    Armies and navies were greatly expanded. Naval expansion was also extremely competitive, particularly between Germany and Great Britain. International rivalry caused the arms race to continue to feed on itself. There were many competitions about who had the better army.frence and Germany competed to know who had the better army and Germany and Great Britain competed to know who had the better navy
    Nationalism
    Germany and Italy were left as divided states, but strong nationalist movements and revolutions led to the unification of Italy in 1861 and that of Germany in 1871.
    Russia formed an Entente with Britain in 1907 after they had reached an understanding with Britain’s ally Japan and William II had further alienated Russia by supporting Austrian ambitions in the Balkans. The Triple Entente, an informal coalition between Great Britain, France and Russia, now countered the Triple Alliance. International tension was greatly increased by the division of Europe into two armed camps.

  15. Paka y Emi says:

    2) Peasants wanted new ways of governing and they didn’t want monarchy because they started to realise this wasn’t the only way of governing so they did a revolution against the monarchy and they killed many nobles. And the other countries saw this and wanted to do the same so they fought against their queens and kings.

  16. Emi Molmenti & Fran Müller says:

    1) Napoleon influenced the attitude of the people because he participated in many battles but in the one of the French Revolution he supported People’s desire to become independent. The French revolution helped to awaken in the people a spirit of nationalism.

    3) In our opinion, Germany was more to blame, although Italy also participated in the WWI, Germany had more power and they had the second industrial strength ;and Italy hadn’t any of them and she wasn’t trusted by her allies.

    4) MILITARISM: Germany was competing with the UK, Russia and France. With the UK was to build the battleships. And with Russia and France was to expand their armies, so the British feared Germany’s to build an empire.
    ALLIANCES: The countries made alliances, there were two groups: one was the triple entente and the triple alliance. So that meant they were thinking WW1 would happen
    NATIONALISM: people wanted nationalism but was ignored to keep the peace. Thus Italy and Germany were as divided states, but still wanted to fight for nationalism. Another reason was that France really wanted to get back Alsace-Loraine. It also happended beacuase of problems of Austria-Hungary, Russia, Serbia, etc

    5) It doesn’t have important details like that there were two alliances and they were the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance, and how they were formed. That’s very important information.

    • Emi Molmenti says:

      MILITARISM: Germany was competing with the UK, Russia and France. With the UK to build the battleships. And with Russia and France to expand their armies, so the British feared Germany’s desire to build an empire and attacking.

      IMPERIALISM: The UK was afraid of Germany in Africa because they had land in Africa and they wanted more colonies. Great powers were competing for colonies and territory and the border disputes of colonies or territories would break out between colonisers of different nationalities. The Serbians and Russian were a threaten to Austria in the Balkans because the crumbling Ottoman Empire was alluring Austria-Hungary.

      NATIONALISM:This was an age where all nations wanted to assert their power by colonising territories. In Europe slabs,aided by Serbia (she was te most powerful state of the Balkans) and Russia (she wanted this because she was an allied of serbia) wanted to be free of Austrians rule.

  17. Anto Flores Piran, Nacho Rela and Maria Brito says:

    1) Napoleon had united the German states into the confederation of the Rhine. This included Prussia that had a great army. Germany grew a lot between 1870 and 1910.The German empire wanted to have land in Morocco, but this land was inhabited by the French and the British .There both countries (UK and France) allied against Germany, then Russia allied with them and they were the triple alliance. Germany allied Italy and the Austria Hungary Empire, they were the triple entente.
    2) ?
    3) Germany, because she wanted to have land as the French and the British had. Germany wanted Morocco, and she had taken Alsace Lorraine from France. It was more to blame than Italy, because although Italy wanted to grow, she didn`t invade anything. Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered in 1890s to build a large new army, this called the attention of the British Empire, they felt threatened because why did Germany want an army if they didn`t have colonies overseas?
    4) Militarism
    -there was a competition between Germany and UK for the better army, and then between Germany, Russia and France.
    -The British were scared of an attack on their empire.
    Imperialism
    – The great powers were competing to see who had more colonies and territory.
    – The British were scared of the of the Germans in Africa.
    – The Serbians and Russians were a threaten to Austria in the Balkans.

  18. ANSWERS

    2. In France there was a revolution against the monarchy and they killed many nobles. The people of other countries started to realize that monarchy was not the only way of governing the country. So the countries started to fights against their kings and queens, so they started to see that some countries were weak, and because of this they advanced and they attacked the others states.
    3. As Germany, Italy was formed from a collection of smaller states. But Germany had just taken from France the big industrial land of Alsace-Lorraine and Italy at first only wanted to establish a government so Germany when she conquered their land it became a powerful German empire.

  19. Juani Lopez Vargas says:

    1. Napoleon‘s growing power threatened other European countries. Great Britain became Napoleon’s greatest enemy when it became clear that Bonaparte’s ambitions threatened British commerce and in 1805 the British renewed war against France with Austria, Russia and Sweden. Napoleon wanted to defeat the British navy and invade England. That influenced the First World War by causing European countries conflict each other’s. Other causes were that Napoleon changed France a lot, and in a fact, Europe too because he controlled a big part of Europe.
    2. Because the French peasants and military overthrew the government because they thought they were unfair that influenced other European countries to think the same as them and make them want to also get rid of the monarchy.
    3. Germany was the most guilty because of these causes:

    • Mili Zubizarreta and Juani Lopez Vargas says:

      1. Napoleon‘s growing power threatened other European countries. When Great Britain became Napoleon’s greatest enemy it became clear that Bonaparte’s ambitions threatened British commerce and in 1805 the British renewed war against France with Austria, Russia and Sweden. Napoleon wanted to defeat the British navy and invade England. Another cause was that Napoleon changed France a lot, and in a fact, he also changed Europe too because he controlled a big part of it. That influenced the First World War by causing European countries to have conflicts with each other. (REMEMBER TO FOCUS ON THE QUESTION)
      2. Because the French peasants and military overthrew the government because they thought they were unfair. That influenced other European countries to think the same as them and make them also want to get rid of the monarchy.
      3. Germany was the most to blame because of their Kaiser, Wilhelm II. He caused Germany to grow very fast and that threatened other countries. Also it had a very good industry and the world’s second best army which caused other countries like Britain tries to beat them in that.

  20. Sebastian Borda y María José Tear. says:

    Answers:
    1) Napoleon had declared France an empire with himself as emperor and had completely reformed French goverment and society. He used his military genius to expand the French empire across Western Europe. Napoleon was the greatest enemy of some countries of Europe because he took them their territory. Napoleon also had a lot of power because at that time having more land meant having more power. All the countries took as an example Napoleon because he had a lot of territory and power, and all the countries wanted to have that.
    2)
    The French Revolution made WWI inevitable . The French Revolution overthrew the monarchy of France, so the other countries of Europe started to think that the monarchy wasn`t the only way to rule a country so they started to develop that idea.
    3)
    In our opinion Germany was more to blame because she was growing and wanted to be the best in everything and this made the other countries be angry.

  21. Joaquin Diaz Walker and Sofia Terán says:

    2) After the French revolution finished all the ideas started being known by the others countries. This made the poor people in the countries start to revolt. At the same time the kings were scared about their people revolting because they knew that they would seize the power of the monarchy. The same happened before world war one but with other countries, this happened with Austria-Hungary because Serbia revolted and Russia supported Serbia.
    3) We think that Germany because it was growing very fast and quickly she became a strong empire, being successful in: industry trade and they had the world`s second most powerful navy, she had a very good economic situation and she had the best soldiers. So this made the other countries to be threatened because of the power the countries had, also, they wanted to go to war because they thought that this was the only way to prove they were stronger.

  22. fransisco, justo y agustin says:

    Militarism:
    Germany competing with the Uk because of their Navy.
    The British got scared of being attacked.
    Germany was competing with Russia and France because of their upgrade of the army.
    Imperialism:
    All the powerful countries of Europe were competing because of colonies and territories.
    Uk was afraid of Germany in Africa.
    The Austria-Hungarians were afraid of Serbia and Russia.
    Nationalism:
    This was a time when all the colonies wanted power and independence.
    Serbia and Russia, as many others, no longer wanted to be in the Austrian power.

    5)We think it’s a good way of learning these causes and we saw that the presentation has all the important information and there is nothing important to add.

  23. fransisco, justo y agustin says:

    1-We think that the action of rebellion and the action of wars to conquered more lands influenced in the WWI, so because of this idea, the other powerful countries of Europe started thinking that they could do the same as Napoleon did.
    3-We think it`s Germany because it had a lot of power, ambitions, soldiers, warships, etc. They also wanted to get more land and to get it, they had to start and join a lot of wars.

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