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

What were the causes of the First World War

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

What were the causes of the First World War? In 1914 there was a horrific war, called the First World War. It took place in France and Belgium. About 8,500,000 soldiers were killed in World War 1, from all nations. The total with civilians is over 20,000,000, 667000 British soldiers died. The war started in 1914 and ended in 1918. It were a new type of war because lots of countries were involved and lots of weapons were improved and invented , much bigger and deadly and it was very accurate. Six major countries were involved in the First World War. It was the brutal war ever in mankind! ...read more.

Middle

BUT some people say that is was not a great cause of the First World War, it was only a trigger Another cause of the First World War was the alliance. So Serbia joined alliance to scare Austria, but Austria joined Alliance too. So if Austria is having a war the countries in that alliance have to help Austria. So the war is getting bigger. There were 2 alliances, one of the alliance were called triple alliance in that alliance were 3 countries, (Germany, Austria and Italy). The other alliances were Britain France and Russia. The third cause of the First World War was industrial revolution. As Britain were improving their weapons, they made bigger, more new weapons that could kill lots of people and more accurate. ...read more.

Conclusion

He was mad and he wanted a big empire like Britain and strong navy to scare other countries if they went to war. He wanted respect of Germany. As Britain build new, bigger and better weapons in the industrial revolution, he tried to copy Britain and build better ships as Britain build better, so they were in arms race between Great Britain and Germany. By 1914 Germany were producing more coal, iron steel and cars then Britain. Another cause of the Great War was France and Germany as Rivals. One of the states of Germany had taken some land from France in a war in 1871. France was deeply angry and wanted the land back. After the First World War women's could work more jobs in UK. Belgium badly damaged. After a new flu spread around Europe the Spanish flu killed at least 50 million people. ...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 Britain 1905-1951 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 Britain 1905-1951 essays

  1. World war 1

    On the other hand source G supports Haig; this source is from the German Official History of the First World War, published in the 1930s. This source says that the battle killed the most experienced soldiers and the Germans had to replace them with young soldiers with poor training, 'A

  2. Role of women during the First World War

    Source E is part of a speech given by a member of Parliament in 1913. The members think that giving the votes to women 'will ultimately put the control of the government into female hands.' Q4) Source F is a poster of a woman in front of a cannon.

  1. Did The First World War Liberate British Women?

    The sources in this section are extremely useful and show that the First World War really did have a great impact on the course of liberation for women. On the other hand, they only tell us what some women thought at the time, not all.

  2. Evacuation in Britain during World War II

    I do not know exactly who created the source. I think the aim of the source was just simply to give information on where the reception area were in the war for evacuees. This source will help me to answer questions like, "where evacuees went", What types of places did they go" ect.

  1. The Matchgirls' Strike, 1888

    it's an artist's impression of what he sees, so sometimes reality can be interpreted differently and therefore be untruthful; in other words it can be biased and unreliable. The artist might have been employed by the owners of the factory.

  2. The First World War.

    This was true, and I think the reason for why Haig wrote this is because he was taking in account of what generals normally do, i.e. being realistic. But the information that Haig wrote about the attack was unreliable. First, we do not know what type of source this is

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