World War I Causes

World War I Causes - Daniel Wittels Peace at last After four years of fighting the powers at be have granted us peace on this great continent And

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Daniel Wittels 3-31-08 Peace at last. After four years of fighting the powers at be have granted us peace on this great continent. And while the outcomes of the war are well publicized, I have been given a special opportunity to find out the causes of this atrocious war. While many British citizens points to the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as the trigger that led to war, the creation of what has been the greatest war in recent memory if not all of human history While these people are correct in some sense, the roots of this great conflict lie much deeper than many imagine. I recently was able to interview some of the most prominent leaders of our day as to their decision to involve themselves in war. I first sat down with our former Prime Minister, Sire H.H. Asquith. He explained to me that Britain was very keen on upholding the Treaty of London in 1839 and that Germany’s execution of the Schlieffen Plan gave him little choice but to declare war.
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course HIST 0011 taught by Professor Proctor during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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World War I Causes - Daniel Wittels Peace at last After four years of fighting the powers at be have granted us peace on this great continent And

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