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6/6/16, 10:35 PMTopic Print ViewPage 1 of 62(NEXT(3c3bee7f86e642b292f…Ascending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=FalseWeek 1: From Imperialism to World War I - DiscussionThe First Total War (graded)World War 1 is said to have been the first 'total' war. What does that mean? And what does it mean forpeople and nations trying to pick up the pieces and resume normal life? ResponsesResponseAuthorDate/TimeCauses of WW1Professor Jones 4/29/2016 3:57:08 PMBefore we approach the outcome of WW1 we want to consider what happened and why. What roledid nationalism play in the outbreak of WW1? What about imperialism and militarism? What aresome other causes? RE: Causes of WW1Professor Jones 5/1/2016 7:59:58 AMWhat was the most important cause of WW1? Why do you think so?RE: Causesof WW1Alivea VanDyke 5/2/2016 8:07:58 PMIn grade school, we learned MAIN. Militarism, alliances, imperialism, andnationalism are the reasons the war began. Each area wanted more power andland so they were building up their military to fight in this situation. They wereincreasing and training their military to win so both went into battle trying toprotect their colonies. However, I do also think imperialism had a huge role aswell. Both colonies were taking over territories to redeem more power whichresulted in a war.RE:CausesofWW1Professor Jones 5/3/2016 10:04:38 AMOf these, which was the most important? Why?RE:Causes5/5/2016 8:37:11 PM
6/6/16, 10:35 PMTopic Print ViewPage 2 of 62(NEXT(3c3bee7f86e642b292f…Ascending&isViewSelected=False&checkedIds=&isPrntVwSortReq=FalseofWW1Alivea VanDyke Nationalism was the most important cause of WW1. Oneterritory (Europe) wanted to feel superior to the other.Nationalism identifies who a country is and shows patriotism.Europe had excessive confidence in themselves as a countryand their military.Nationalism as a cause of World War I. (2012). Retrieved May05, 2016, fromRE:CausesofWW1Professor Jones 5/6/2016 1:33:58 PMThe main combatants in this case were all Europeancountries. How did more specific nationalist identitiesplay a role in the war?RE: Causesof WW1Kristy Kelly 5/4/2016 6:51:30 PMAfter reading about WW1, I believe Nationalism was the most important cause.It is because of nationalism, confidence was so high, to the extreme ofarrogance, and this set European rivals against each other.KristyRE: Causesof WW1Rhonda Miller 5/4/2016 7:34:30 PMAccording to this weeks lesson nationalism lead the world to war. It was mostevident in Serbia. Serbia wanted its independence from Russia as an independentSlavic state. Russia supported their efforts and called it pan-Slavism, butthreatened old empires of Ottoman Turks and Austro Hungarians. Unrest madethe Balkans the powder keg of Europe. In 1914, the heir to the Austrian throne,Archduke Frances Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia,by a member of the Serbian terrorist group the Black hand. The major powerssoon took up sides. Russia mobilized its army in support of Serbia, and France