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The First World War was Inevitable. Discuss

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´╗┐Humanities homework The First World War was Inevitable There are many causes of the First World War, for example Germany had alliance with Austria-Hungary, Serbia and Italy, and France had alliances with Britain and Russia. Due to the fact that Russia was such a large contrary and Britain had the world?s largest naval fleet Germany felt threatened and planed to invade France and seize control of Paris by surrounding it. The route in which they would take would be through the neutral Belgium on the railways in which Germany had funded. Germany thought that this would be a good idea because if they took control quickly because Russia wouldn?t have a chance ...read more.


On 28th June 1914 Franz Ferdinand and his wife were both shot and the Austria-Hungary and Serbia alliance was broken. Serbia made an alliance with Russia after Austria-Hungary declared war. This meant that Russia had already started to prepare for war throwing the Germans plan of track. The Germans rushed to Belgium in an urgent attempt to complete their plan but the neutral Belgium blew up the train tracks and flooded the route to France, thus the Germans plan failed and world war one began. I think that the 1st world war was inevitable as even if the assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand in Serbia hadn?t happened, and Serbia and Russia hadn?t started to prepare for war with Austria-Hungary early. ...read more.


Others may disagree with me as if one event in history was inevitable then aren?t all events inevitable, so even if Germans had invaded France and they managed to seize control of Paris then the World Wars would still have happened. However I don?t believe that all events in history are inevitable. I think that one major event that would have been inevitable, due to the circumstances at the time, causes other less important events that are not inevitable. This is called the causation theory. In summary I believe that World War One was inevitable as there isn?t just one contributing factor that caused it, but a series of different events that interleaved, so it would have happened even if not in the 20th century. ...read more.

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