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Imperialism contributed to war because all the European countries were in a scramble to get African colonies; in those African colonies was cheap goods and cheap labor. This m…ade the rivalries between the European nations stronger, which created more conflicts between them. Competition for colonies led to European tensions.
At the settlement of the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the principle of nationalism was ignored. Germany and Italy were left as divided states, but strong nationalist move…ments and revolutions led to the unification of Italy in 1861 and that of Germany in 1871. Nationalism became a problem for Austria-Hungary, an area comprised of many conflicting national groups.
Nationalism makes people become proud of their country, or increases their pride, and in doing this in the years leading up to WWI, added to militarism and imperialism. Co…untries built up their armies, added more weapons for more power, to show that they were better or deserved respect from the other countries. Countries raced to Africa for raw materials and thought they (vs other countries) should take over an area. By itself nationalism helped encourage countries to break away from other countries or from the empires that it was under (such as Serbia wishing to be its own country and not part of the Austria-Hungary Empire) and form their own countries. Many countries were formed as a result of WWI and nationalism. This is not a full and complete answer, but is just a summary. Rebellions in the Austrian empire. Ethnic groups saw their own nationality as superior to others.
Competition for colonies led to European tensions.
They allowed a small conflict between Serbia and Austria-Hungary (Austria-Hungary taking over Serbia) to quickly grow larger and involve Germany, Russia, France, and UK. Serbi…a had an alliance with Germany, and Serbia was allied with Russia and Russia was allied with France and the UK. Now you see how two countries dragged in four more countries. Further into the war, the US joined the Allied Powers (UK, France, Serbia, and Russia) and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary).
the answer is the ALLIANCES were the conflict and the reason for the big outbreak!
The nationality problem that was expreinced in Austria-Hungary prior to World War 1 contributed to the war atmosphere by creating tensions between different groups and ethnici…ty, which gave more reason to fight.
Nationalisn ked some to want independence and other to dominate the world. These rivalries are one of the causes of WW1.
Industrialization contributed greatly to the outbreak of World War 1. Some European countries did not to be left out in economic development and the clamour for resources …is what led to the war among other factors.
Militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism European countries entered into military alliances that required them to protect one another from attacks.
World War I was primarily caused by four things: nationalism, militarism, imperialism, and a complex system of alliances. Nationalism: The nations of Europe were seeking to e…xpand their power and viewed national interest as more important than global interest. Recently unified nations like Germany and Italy sought to assert their power while other groups like the Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Serbs were hoping to create their own nations. Militarism: The nationalistic impulses of European nations led to an arms race between the Great Powers (Germany, France, UK, Russia, etc.) Many nations expanded their armies, developed new weapons technologies, and enhanced their naval presences in the world's oceans. Imperialism: The nations of Europe fought over colonies and competed to assert their influence in new markets. Shortly before WWI the British fought the Dutch in the Boer War for control of South Africa and the French struggled to maintain colonial influence in Morocco. Alliances: The nations of Europe formed two main blocks. The United Kingdom, France, and Russia were aligned through the Triple Entente. Russia also had a separate alliance with Serbia. Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire were aligned through the Triple Alliance. When Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed and Austria-Hungary invaded Serbia, these alliances led to widespread declarations of war. Russia declared war on Austria-Hungary for invading its ally Serbia. Germany declared war on Russia and France. Russia and France declared war on Germany and finally the UK declared war. Additional causes of World War I may include the Crimean War as it effected Russia, the unification of Germany under Otto Von Bismarck, the Franco-Prussian war that led to German annexation of the Alsace-Lorraine, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian empire by Serb nationalists from a group called the Black Hand.
competition for colonies led to european tenions
Did the defense alliances that a number of European countries made with each other contribute to the outbreak of world war 1?
Yes. The treaties that compelled countries to support other countries led to the involvement of most of the countries of Europe. This might have occurred eventually anyway, as… evidenced by the entry of the US in 1917.
In World War 1
militairism encouraged an arms race.
Germany was building up its military and using the military to back up its policies. This bother the allies.
The imperial agenda did set-up great rivalry between the European powers. But the flashpoint seems to have been the overheated atmosphere in Berlin, and the urge to put the bo…ot into Serbia.