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Unformatted text preview: system forced other countries like Germany to join in. o The alliance system is the general cause of the large scale war Nationalism • These countries are less and less liberal • A nation would become like a new religion • Conformity was essential for proper functioning • One view, one goal Militarism • Every army was conscript meaning that you were forced to join the army accecpt for Britain • Military leadership has a great impact on politics • All the men believed that war was a great thing o Wanted to be heroes o Propaganda took over, war was the big thing War Guilt • Attempt by everyone to blame somebody as the cause of war •...
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- Spring '09
- World War I, guilt Blank cheque, blank cheque- permission