World War 1
What role did nationalism and imperialism play in ww1?
Nationalism and imperialism directly caused WW1 as nations
sought to protect their interests. The war was sparked off by the
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.
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How did nationalism help cause ww1?
Nationalism was the most important cause of ww1 this is because the war was made to show which country was the best. ''Austria was afraid of it's empire breaking up, Which would lead it to losing it's power'' Therefore, it is clear that nationalism was the most important cause of ww1 as the countries wouldn't of gone to war if they did not want to show that they were the best. Nationalism is more important than imperialism (Next paragraph) because none of this would've occurred if nationalism wasn't there.
Asked in World War 1
What were BIG causes of World War 1?
The proximate cause of WW1 is the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. There are four main causes of the starting of WW1. They were Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism. In militarism countries aggressively built their nations armed forces. For the alliances, each nation in the allies protected the others. Imperialism is when the countries competed to control other colonies, and nationalism is the devotion to your nation. These are the four main causes of WW1.
What was the spark of WW1?
What role did nationalism play in causing World War 1?
This was a role of nationalism as in men wanted to fight for their countries and show their loyalty. Nationalism in WW1 was mainly in the Austria-Hungary empire. They ruled over 11 different nationalities, all of whom wanted their freedom to be their own country, no more so than Serbia, who had just defeated the Turks. A serbian nationalist named Princip shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand (the heir to the throne) and his pregnant wife Sophie. This is thought to be the match that lit the dynamite for WW1.