World War 1 - I The Origins of the War: The Mood of 1914 In...

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I The Origins of the War: The Mood of 1914 In 1914 there was a cultural move. It’s the same rule coming out of imperialism. It was the social Darwinism impulse. The struggle between peoples, nations, and societies, to survive you must be the toughest. War is a cleansing process that shows the countries toughness. If you survive the struggle, you deserve. They saw this war as a way of cleaning up the mess left from industrialization. The more you conquered, the more you get it and the more you fear losing it. Germans wanted a navy to show their strength Social Darwinism governed the thoughts and behavior of educated Europeans in the early 20 th century. II False Assumptions The war was fought to avenge the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and was suppose to be a short triumphant war. It ended being a 5 year war that involved many countries. The stated reasons and real reasons were very different. They had the assumption of a celebratory mood about going to war and would be
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