• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

war in europe

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Why was there a war in Europe in 1914? Introduction Why was there a war in Europe in 1914? There are many answers to answer this question. The main factor causing the World War 1 to begin was due to the Alliances. Another factor which had something to causing the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a gang called the Black Hand. The assassination triggered the alliance system called the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance. Would the war still have gone on if there were no alliances? One of the main reasons was Rivalry between the great powers. There were six great powers in Europe. All the countries were the most powerful European countries. Alliances An alliance is when two or more countries make an agreement to help when in need. When an alliance is singed they become allies. In the triple entente Britain, France and Russia joined as allies and in the Triple Alliance Austria-Hungary, Germany and Italy. Look at the map. ...read more.

Middle

Franz Ferdinand was going to visit Sarajevo and that's were they said they would kill him. The 7 assassins lined up on the road which the archduke was going to take. Here is a map of how the assassins lined up. The first attempt to kill the arch duke failed. Mehmed Mehmedba�i did not do anything the next assassin was a man called Nedjelko Cabrinovic. He threw a grenade at the car but then forgot about the delay and missed. He stuck to the plan and took the cyanide and jumped into a river but he never died the cyanide was old and just made him vomit and the river was just a few inches deep. Then the archduke cancelled his visit to the museum and went to visit on the hospital to visit the injured people by Cabrinovic grenade. The Driver made a wrong turn and as the car changed the gear the gears jammed and Gavrilo Princip was there buying a sandwich he took out his browning pistol and shot Archduke and his wife. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Russians were stirring up trouble against Austria-Hungary in the Balkans. All the great powers never liked one and another and were scared of wars and so made alliances with each other. The triple entente and the triple alliance. France wanted to go to war with Germany because of Alsace Lorraine. Conclusions The World War 1 did not start on just that short term assassin. The World War 1 could have started because of the Rivalry and the Balkans nationalism. I think that it had quite a lot of things to do with the long term. The Balkans for an example, If the Balkans separated the land equally the countries may not have to war with the other countries. For example if Austria-Hungary had equal land as Serbia then they might have prevented from fighting and may have not caused the war. The alliances might have had something to do with the war. If Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and Austria-Hungary never had a German alliance and if Serbia never had a Russian alliance the war wouldn't have been big. If there wasn't an alliance the World War 1 probably would have happened now or later. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. How did the Cold War begin?

    to accept the American financial aid and proclaimed the Molotov Plan to counter the Marshall Plan by offering a financial aid to them. Finally, at the same time as the USSR advocated the blockade of the Western occupied zone in Berlin in 1948 Europe was divided between East led by the USSR and West led by the USA.

  2. Gallic war

    Strongly opposed by Senate/conservatives. * [Cd11]After consulship of 59 Caesar went to his provinces; proceeded to wage Gallic campaigns from 58-50. During this time, FT came under pressure; Caesar appointed Clodius as tribune, who used gang warfare to discredit Pompey; Pompey used Milo to retaliate against Clodius.

  1. Nazi Germany

    - Geography taught pupils about the land Germany got taken away from her in 1919 and the need for Germany to have living space (lebensraum) - Science was military based. The curriculum required that the principles of shooting, military aviation science, bridge building and poisonous gasses be studied.

  2. Am I not a Man and a brother?

    The man lied next to Mother, felling ashamed and embarrassed, trying to move away from Mother but he could not for we could not even turn around, let alone shrift along. We 'cargos' were packed so tightly together like a tin of sardines on the filthy hard wooden floor below deck.

  1. Medievil Europe

    Buildings and Structures The Roman Coliseum is still standing in the near centre of Rome. It is one of the most famous ancient ruins, in the world and thousands of tourists visit it every year. It is perhaps the finest surviving of ancient roman architecture and engineering.

  2. Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe

    In today's age, our common preconception of somebody who is 'ethnic' is more than often a negative perception. There are many reasons for this, but the most common explanation may simply lay with the fact that just because we may not understand enough about a different groups culture or way

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work