History Essay - Case Studies (naval race (militarism (this was because…
History Essay - Case Studies
the naval race was seen as
one of the causes of WW1. it created huge friction between both Germany and Great Britain
this was because
Germany built warships simply to show off
Great Britain, who 'ruled the waves' felt threatened and concerned
a small coastline
and the rest of the country was
why would she need ships
GB, on the other hand, was
. this was also a reason why
she had the strongest navy during the time
Germany and GB were seen as
the naval defense act
was made by GB and it was a standard for them; the two power standard. it called for the Royal Navy to maintain a number of battleships at least as equal to the combined strength of the next 2 largest navies in the world (France and Russia)
Britain launched the first dreadnought
, a ship that meant all other were redundant before its awesome fire power. the HMS (her majesty's service) dreadnought was 17,900 tons, had 10 12' guns, 18 4' guns, 5 torpedo tubes and top speed 21.6 knots.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
in Sarajevo provided the Austro-Hungarian government with
a pretext for crushing Serbian nationalism
, something it had long desired.
were multiple nations in eastern Europe, between the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires. their location made the Balkans strategically important, so European powers were focused on events there.
the balkans were disrupted by two wars that happened (1912-1913)
1st: several balkan nations formed alliances to wage war with the Ottoman Empire. 2nd: Bulgaria launched a surprise attack on its former Balkan allies to try and gain territory.
Serbia's territorial gains had
2 significant outcomes
that both of which contributed to the
outbreak of WW1
the Serbia expansion threatened the stability of the AH empire
a sharp increase in nationalism
. several groups formed, such as the People's Defense, the Black Hand and Young Bosnia. their primary aim was to free Serbia from foreign control and influence. these groups were encouraged by Russian agents, as well as individuals in the Serbian government, public service and military.
The Serbs, victorious in both Balkan Wars, were the main beneficiary
; their nation almost doubled in size with the addition of Kosovo and parts of Macedonia and Albania.
GB and France became closer together
after these events, making them
deployed warships to Morocco
provoke the anger of Great Britain and France
In 1905 and 1911, there were
2 Moroccan crisis'