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The Reasons of the 1st. World War

27 Apr

Until about 1914 Europe exercised economic supremacy, political FirstWarMapworld production capacity provoked a great dispute between the world powers, in the search for new consumer markets and new sources of raw materials, grew out of this market the American and Japanese power .
European hegemony was maintained by African and Asian colonialism, remember India’s submission to Gandhi, as well as areas of influence in areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The so-called Old World was accommodated to a model that began to crumble with the Russian Revolution in 1919 and the humiliation of France in the 1870 defeat of Alsace-Lorraine (it had to yield to regions rich in coal and iron ore), then The tension Germany and France were constant.
Alongside the real blocs the Pan-Germanic and Pan-Slavic that included the dominions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire led by Russia, gives to understand the interests of today in Turkey and region of Syria; In the periphery will sprout the conflict that triggers the 1st. War, the clashes between Serbia and Austria on the Balkan peninsula, the services supported by the Russians, try to contain the expansion of Austria but this annex and Bosnia and Herzegovina, preventing Serbia from incorporating other Slavic regions.
That is why the fuse was the death in June 1914 of the Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, a murder in Sarajevo, rather the region that recently exploded in Serbian-Bosnian conflicts.
Agreement that calls for the union of all Slavic Eastern European peoples, including those under the domination of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, led by Russia seeking a way out to the Mediterranean.
Two alliances are formed: the Triple Entente: England and France, which opposes German expansion, and then receive the accession of Russia, and the Triple Alliance: Germany, Austro-Hungary and Italy, later with US It was said attacked by Germany is forced the Treaty of Versailles laying down the new domains of the countries (see map above).
World War I sowed seeds for World War II, since militarism and nationalism did not disappear; on the contrary, new forms of totalitarianism emerged even more sweeping from the crowds, such as fascism in Italy and Nazi-fascism in Germany.