Causes of World War I Cause and Effect Essay by The Research Group

Causes of World War I
Conflicting views on what nation(s) and/or event(s) brought on war, focusing on Germany & crisis of July, 1914.
# 11690 | 1,800 words | 10 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 19, 2003 in History (European - World Wars) , International Relations (General)

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"This research discusses the outbreak of World War I. The focus is on determining who was responsible for the outbreak. The determination is controversial. The Great War is a difficult war to classify because of the many forces that went into its inception and because the war itself solved no problems and so cannot be judged in terms of clearly defined issues and resolutions.

As Holger Herwig notes, the end of World War I produced the tensions and environment that would lead to World War II:
By placing the blame for the war on Germany and its allies, and by stipulating that they were to pay for the damages incurred by all combatants, the victorious Allied and Associated Powers crippled the Weimar Republic from birth and provided Adolf Hitler and his..."

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