Homework #2 - Intro to International Relations Homework #2...

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Intro to International Relations Homework #2 Due on 1-28-08 The original causes of the first World War are convoluted to say the least since there aren’t any definitive reasons, but many different suspicions and theories made by historical documentations. If there was one first critical reason for the outbreak of the war in July 1914 it would be the complex relations between the powers throughout Europe. Besides this one focal point, there are six other main reasons for the outbreak. The first being the growing power of Germany, the system of alliances designed to protect the security and interests of the great powers in Europe, the changing balance of economic power throughout Europe, ascendant nationalism, heightened competition for empire within and outside of Europe, and finally the cult of the offensive —or the belief that the next European war would be short and that rapid mobilization and attack would be decisive. The Treaty of Versailles, which was inherently designed by the United States
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course PL SC 014 taught by Professor Gartzke during the Spring '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Homework #2 - Intro to International Relations Homework #2...

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