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Analysis and Results of WWI

The assassination on June 28th 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria triggered the “War to end all wars.” Assassinated by a Serbian nationalist, this event was a cry out for Serbian independence. What the world didn’t know at the time was of a secret alliance between Germany and Austria Hungry. The assassination of the Archduke became a perfect opportunity for Germany to go to war. Serbia asked Russia to help in their cause and join them in the fight against Austria Hungry and Germany. By July 30th of that year Russia begins mobilizing their army. Though Russia had at this time largest land army in the world it was poorly led. Tzar Nicholas the leader of Russia portrayed himself as a week leader. He was running the country into the ground. He was a passive leader and didn’t have the strength to make the right decisions at the right time. Russia had a huge disparity between the rich and the poor. The Great War had many causes both short and long term. In Europe in the early 1900’s the major powers were England, France, Germany Russia, and Austria Hungry. All these countries shared a common trait that for thousands of years has brought many empires to the ground, their egos. Each of these countries has an extreme sense of nationalism and imperialism that thrives on the glory of the battle. England in this time had stretched its empire all over the globe. Germany had one of the strongest armies in the world. France believed in “élan”, which was a sense of feeling or being within each Frenchman. Elan was a sort of mystical charm that would encompass the soldier’s nationalism into the battle. This notion of glory and victory had spurred many of the wars that had come across Europe for thousands of years. There were many strategies during WWI. Russia in this time had the largest land army in the world. And by…...

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