World War I (part II)

World War I (part II) - History 2 Western Civ 2 World War...

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History 2 Western Civ 2 World War I (Part II) Pre-War Tone Propelling western civilization towards a cataclysm European state system was failing Nationalism was getting out of control, causing nations to get chauvinist and filled with pride o Began to gobble up little nations just because they could Caution restraint and diplomacy gave way to power Promise of a glorious war Fighting this war is the answer to all of our problems Change from a chivalrous war to one filled with technology Bismarck and Unification He wasn’t looking to build a huge empire, but he wanted a balance of power in Europe He did not seek conquest and empire, he wanted a Europe that would work together Alsace Lorraine : border region between France and Germany that was taken by the Germans Caused many of the French to harbor anger towards the Germans Kaiser William II Forced Bismark to resign in 1890 Wanted a more strident foreign policy, we have power and we should show it Nationalist who wanted to expand Germany’s territory and control
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