Was World War I inevitable?
Avoidable. . Avoidable as long as Germany held off on unrestricted subnmarine warfare - indeed most unlikely to happen without that.. Once that decision had been taken, muc…h harder to avoid. To avoid it, President Wilson would have to either ban US merchantmen from entering European waters. or else turn a blind eye to American ships being sunk by U-Boats. In 1917, either would have been seen as a tremendous national humiliation. It is just conceivable (though far from certain) that had William Jennings Bryan been President, he might have swallowed this rather than go to war, but very hard to think of any other likely Presidnet who would have done so.. Alternatively, Germany might have avoided war by limiting "unrestricted" warfare to armed merchantmen only, something which Wilson had indicated that he could accept. This would have made little difference in regard to Allied ships, which by Spring 1917 were nearly all in process of being armed when not already so, but the German Navy also wished to frighten away neutral merchantmen and keep them from supplying the Allies. They overlooked that once the US was in the war, along with quite a few South American and other countries likely to come in with her, there would be so few neutrals left that any neutral shipping lines remaining would have to choose between trading with the Allies (regardless of the U-Boat danger) or else going out of business. The Allies would be "the only game in town". As a result, though neutral trade with the Allies dropped off for a few months, by the middle of 1917 it was actually greater than it had been in January. Far from choking off this trade, unrestricted U-Boat warfare had actually increased it.. One other possibility is that the Russian Revolution might have come a few months earlier. Had the Tsar been overthrown in late 1916 rather than March 1917, Chancellor Bethmann could have argued that, with Russia weakening and perhaps soon to drop out of the war, unrestricted U-boat warfare (which he never liked) was an unnecessary risk, and might have secured at least a delay in it, but this is less certain. . In short, US intervention was not inevitable, but to prevent it would have required different decisions in Berlin rather than in Washington. The course Germany followed made war with the US all but certain.
That war was in NO WAY inevitable but I don't have nearly enough time to list all the ways it could have been prevented. Read "The Unnecessary War" by Patricia Meehan and you'…ll see how incredible it was that the war happened at all. Answer I believe any fight is avoidable, if the possible participants are willing to compromise. The leaders of the world, namely Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt and Hirohito were not compromisers. Compromising w/men like Hitler and Stalin was very dangerous. Churchill and Roosevelt knew this. Hirihito was in no position to compromise, his country was about a year away form destitute. The personalities of the leaders at the time, in my opinion, made WW2 unavoidable. That's not to say that they were all war mongers. Hitler was, yes, and thus set the stage in Europe for no compromise. Hirohito needed to act to secure vital commodities that Japan lacked, from the rest of Asia. His back was to the wall and the Emperor (would never admit defeat) Answer i have a short and simple answer to this: no in my opinion because of the treaty of Versailles. since Germany was definetely one of the main countries involved, they were looking for trouble and reprisal. they wanted to justify themselves in another war especially because of their humiliation in WWI. also, tensions had been enormous and hard to avoid. Answer yes world war 2 was inevitale why because Germany was an imperialistic nation and its every growing expansions were unlikely to stop Hitler didnt start ww2 the allies did by forceing germanys economy to collapse and force the Germans to expand but i don't think that the Germans were at fault as there early expansions were considered apart of the German empire in ww1 Answer Yes. World War II was going to happen. The Germans only option for economic uprising was war along with Japan, Itally and numerous other axis nations. The only real way to have stopped it other than changing history was to stop the political parties in all the axis power nations before they could start war. And even if that happened Stalin would have started World War II for world domination. Sorry to say it but WWII was a storm that could not be stopped.
There are diverse points of view on this question, but personally I think that we can say that it was both inevitable and avoidable at the same because America at the origin, …was very neutral in the conflict but at the pocess of sinking many of their ships the Germans did not aid themselves in keeping the Americans on their good side. America thn joined the war. After this, you can make up your own point of view.
Neither war was inevitable. Much of the mess left by World War 1and the ensuing peace made a re-match a distinct possibility, butdisaster might have been averted by more far-s…ighted policy andco-operation to prevent the 1930s economic meltdown.
Because they couldn't stop it.
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Close consideration of the facts themselves, or of thoughtfulhistories of the facts, strongly suggests that World War I was infact not at all inevitable. As with most signific…ant historicalevents, the change of one or two pieces of the overall (usuallyhighly complex) puzzle could have resulted in a profound change inthe actual course that was taken. With World War I, for example,the decisions by Austria-Hungary, Russia, or Germany to threaten(then to make) war were not pre-determined. Even more importantly,the timing of the decisions made by these countries, if evenslightly changed, could have avoided a world-wide conflict orresulted in a merely regional war.
Wars happen for a lot of reasons: scarce resources, religious hostility, ethnic strife. If you have an optimistic view of humanity, perhaps these are all things which can be o…vercome, and war is not inevitable. If you take a dimmer view of mankind, perhaps war is inevitable.
it wasnt. it was not inevitable
the ar between Britain and Germany was inevitable because there was no reason for it
In a simple way, it is possible to prevent a world war three, and it never needs to happen, as long as we put logic in front of action and work Diplomatic towards preventing… it. In a philosophic way: Though time neither had a beginning nor will it have an end, anything is possible and everything will happen. BUT! Because preventing anything from happening can always be prolonged, we could keep on preventing it ALSO for ever in time. So in such way, in theory it will never happen. So the answer is, the chance will always exist, but as long as humans or any other intelligence or artificial intelligence prevent it, it does not need to happen. So to speak, never exist as well.
You will have to be much more specific as to which war you are referring to.
In World War 1
The alliances of nations and the political differences of the two factions ultimately led to the onset of WWI after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary …by a Serbian nationalist.
In World War 2
Yup. Japan bombed Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 and on December 11, 1941 Hitlerdeclared war on the United States.
In World War 2
Yes. The Treaty that ended World War I didn't resolve any of the conflicts that helped create the war and made new ones because of its clauses.
In World War 2
The war was inevitable for a multitude of reasons, however, thereare two major reasons. Nazi Germany invaded Poland, which broughtEngland and France to declare war on Germany.… Japan attacked the USnaval base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii pulling the US into thewar. The war in Europe could have been avoided;Germany had no legitimate reason to invade Poland other than greedand desire to spread their ideology. The war in the Pacific is a little different. Japan was on a seriesof conquests of other nations that the USA did not approve of. TheUSA tried to curb this by imposing sanctions, same thing thathappens today, example Iran because of nuclear power, Iraq, SadamHussein invasions and human rights violations are two major ones. Back to Japan, the USA seized all Japans assets in the USA, stoppedor reduced oil and other exports. The oil was a big one. Japan hadtwo choices, pull out of areas it had invaded or move to secure oilin other areas by invasion. They chose to invade and figured thatthey could bomb US fleet in Pearl Harbor, secure new assets andthen negotiate with US on peace figuring US would be too weak tocontinue a war. This was a huge mistake; USA declared war andrequired unconditional surrender of Japan. In the end, it could be said that the war in Pacific would haveoccurred despite what Germany did. The US sanctions where so severethat Japan had to go to war or lose face and submit to USdemands.
In World War 2