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Long term Causes of World War 1 - Marked by Teachers

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492078422 | Category: Church turing thesis artificial intelligence

Imperialism and imperial rivalry provided both a cause and context for World War I. Imperialism is a system where a powerful nation controls and exploits one or more colonies. In most cases the imperial nation, euphemistically referred to as the ‘mother country’, establishes control over its colonies by coercion for example, through infiltration and annexation, political pressure, war and military conquest. Once conquered, this territory is claimed as a colony. Colonies are governed and administered by either the imperial nation, a puppet government or local collaborators. A military presence is often stationed in the colony, to maintain order, to suppress dissent and uprisings, and to deter imperial rivals. Colonies may have military or geopolitical advantages but their main purpose is economic: they exist chiefly to profit and enrich the imperial power. In most cases this involves the supply of precious metals or other resources, such as timber, rubber, rice or other foodstuffs. Colonies can also be invaluable sources of cheap labour, agricultural land and trading ports.

Prior to World War I the world’s largest, richest and most dominant imperial power was Great Britain. The British Empire famously occupied one quarter of the globe (“the sun never sets on Britain” was a famous slogan of the mid 19th century). British colonial possessions in the late 1800s included Canada, India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Burma, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, several Pacific and Caribbean Islands, South Africa, Rhodesia, Egypt and other parts of Africa. Many of these colonies were acquired with little difficulty; others took more time, effort and bloodshed. Britain’s acquisition of South Africa, for example, came after costly wars against the Zulus (native tribes) and Boers (white farmer-settlers of Dutch extraction). British imperialism was focused on maintaining and expanding trade, the importation of raw materials and the sale of manufactured goods. Britain’s imperial power was reinforced by her powerful navy, the world’s largest, and a fleet of mercantile (commercial) vessels.

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    ticklishbutterfly597 17 Jan 2017 23:18

    you can write about how nationalism helped Germany and Austria-Hungary get World War One going by writing that Austria-Hungary oppressed the Serbian people which made a person ,who was member of a Serbian nationalist group, assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Since Germany was Austria-Hungary s ally, it went ahead and threatened Serbia. Germany saw this opportunity to go ahead and make Germany a world wide power in Europe.

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    goldenlion984 18 Jan 2017 06:19

    The British Empire took in India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of north Africa, islands in the Pacific and Caribbean and concessions in China.

    Russia ruled modern-day Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Georgia and several regions in central Asia, such as Kazakhstan. Russia also had colonial interests in east Asia, including a concession in China.

    Imperialism is an action that involves a country (usually an empire or kingdom ) extending its power by the acquisition of territories. It may also include the exploitation of these territories, an action that is linked to colonialism. Colonialism is generally regarded as an expression of imperialism.

    It is different from New Imperialism , as the term imperialism is usually applied to the colonization of the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries, as opposed to the expansion of Western Powers (and Japan ) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, both are examples of imperialism.

    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. That pivotal era in the history of our nation is the subject of this online history.

    After temporarily resolving the problems of Reconstruction and Industrialization, Americans began to resume the course of expansion. The horrors of the Civil War had interrupted the original Manifest Destiny that began in the 1840s. Now, as pioneers settled the last western frontiers, expansionists looked yet farther to the west toward Asia and the Pacific.

    The following lecture was delivered September 17, 2013 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US).

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    blackmeercat519 17 Jan 2017 23:44

    The Age of Imperialism: An online History. This history unit covers United States expansionism around the turn of the century, with many links to related sites.

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    User1490362364 18 Jan 2017 05:26

    The British Empire took in India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of north Africa, islands in the Pacific and Caribbean and concessions in China.

    Russia ruled modern-day Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Georgia and several regions in central Asia, such as Kazakhstan. Russia also had colonial interests in east Asia, including a concession in China.

    Imperialism is an action that involves a country (usually an empire or kingdom ) extending its power by the acquisition of territories. It may also include the exploitation of these territories, an action that is linked to colonialism. Colonialism is generally regarded as an expression of imperialism.

    It is different from New Imperialism , as the term imperialism is usually applied to the colonization of the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries, as opposed to the expansion of Western Powers (and Japan ) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, both are examples of imperialism.

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    Боженька 17 Jan 2017 22:50

    The British Empire took in India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of north Africa, islands in the Pacific and Caribbean and concessions in China.

    Russia ruled modern-day Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Georgia and several regions in central Asia, such as Kazakhstan. Russia also had colonial interests in east Asia, including a concession in China.

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    P E R I S H E R 18 Jan 2017 01:56

    The British Empire took in India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, parts of north Africa, islands in the Pacific and Caribbean and concessions in China.

    Russia ruled modern-day Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Ukraine, Georgia and several regions in central Asia, such as Kazakhstan. Russia also had colonial interests in east Asia, including a concession in China.

    Imperialism is an action that involves a country (usually an empire or kingdom ) extending its power by the acquisition of territories. It may also include the exploitation of these territories, an action that is linked to colonialism. Colonialism is generally regarded as an expression of imperialism.

    It is different from New Imperialism , as the term imperialism is usually applied to the colonization of the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries, as opposed to the expansion of Western Powers (and Japan ) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, both are examples of imperialism.

    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. That pivotal era in the history of our nation is the subject of this online history.

    After temporarily resolving the problems of Reconstruction and Industrialization, Americans began to resume the course of expansion. The horrors of the Civil War had interrupted the original Manifest Destiny that began in the 1840s. Now, as pioneers settled the last western frontiers, expansionists looked yet farther to the west toward Asia and the Pacific.

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    Алеxо М. Ауслендер 18 Jan 2017 06:28

    WWI actually had a physical enemy. With the war on terror, anyone who disagrees with the government is now a terrorist, when the truth is, the government is now the terrorist. GWB said on TV in front of the world, "you re either with us or against us", us not being you, me, and every other common average Joe. "Against us" means the corrupted rich that are the autocratic tyrants in control of the US government. It s we the people, by the people, of the people. Not we the bureaucrats, bailing out bankers, to instill corporations to go over man with slavery, tyranny, oppression and persecution for a self serving governance.