First World War, was started from August of 1914, ended at November of 1918. This war happened in europe, at that time almost every country in the world join this war. First World War was the war between The Triple Alliance and The Triple Entente. The Triple Alliance had Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy and some other country, (Italy changed her position to The Triple Entente at 1915, so The Triple Alliance is collapse after that ). The Triple Entente had Great Britain, France, Russia and some other country.
At the end of the First World War, America join The Triple Entente, The Triple Alliance declare failure at the end. The causes of World War One was very small, it was begin with something small became something big. Is like you throw a pebble in to a lack, ripple is growing and growing, more and more country joined the war, but at the end, the lack become silence again. The world become tranquil and calm. There three main reason of the World War One, first was the relationship between Britain and Germany.
They had a big contradiction on the division of the territory, it became the one of main reason of the First World War; Second was the relationship between France and Germany, from the actual situation, the contradiction between Britain and Germany is not comprehensive. Britain think Germany as the main rival of them, but Germany dosen’t think Britain as the main enemy from national policy. Therefore, the contradiction between the two countries did not constituted the principal contradiction. Actually the biggest enemy of Germany was France, regardless from the development of each countries or the land of each countries.
Third reason was the relationship between Russia and Germany, before the First World War, the colonies issues between Britain and Germany was not irreconcilable contradictions, the problem between Russia and Germany was more contradiction and prominent. So the contradiction between Russia and Germany was almost the direct reason of this war. Nationalism: Nationalism is the establishment on the national basis, countries want to develop and become greater, so there many different type of nationalism appened during the first world war(ex. Greater serbia, Germanism… ). Specifically, nationalism was the history of people loyalty to a country, it was a process of a nation develop to a larger nation and also become independent. From Europe before the modern times, the historical period class, occupation, language, geography is broken into many pieces, it was very difficult to let them combining together again, it makes the “nationalism” of a country became very big, like the source of water.
In other situation, “nationalism” is also some sort of combination of the historical process and political theory. People of a nation become patriotism. Most people think, Sarajevo Event was the fuse of the first world war, in some point the event was the fuse of the first world war, because contradiction between Austria-Hungary is very difficult, and Austria-Hungary want a war. Sarajevo event occurred in June 28, 1914, at Balkans Bosnia.
That day is the National Day of Serbia, Archduke Franze Ferdinand and his wife Sophie was shot by a youth fellow Princip. This incident make Austria-Hungary declared war to Serbia at July, and after they fight. Serbia called Russia to support them, and Austria-Hungary called Germany to support them; Then Russia called France to help them against Germany; Germany then called Italy to support them against France; France then called Britain for help.
Britain is a very large kingdom, so if Britain joined the war, the colonies that belongs to Britain will also joined the war, and more and more countries get into the First World War, it became a gerate war in the world. But it bagen because of Archduke Franze Ferdinand and his wife Sophie was shot by a youth fellow from Serbia-Princip. This event can be the fuse of this war, but if there’s no contradiction between each countries, there not going to have a war.