World War One was not simply a war between nations but a conflict between imperial empires. The Great War meant that certain empires collapsed under the war pressures and their colonies were redistributed between the Allies. After the war this meant European imperialism had to be severely reformed. After the war most European powers wanted to maintain and enforce imperialism however. Before World War 1 began, other countries were preparing just in case.
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World War One started in July of , and lasted until November Militarism is when a country builds a strong military with the intention to use it when it is thought necessary. This was the case with Germany and France: Germany began to build up a forceful army in order to prepare for defense against France if necessary. This made the French feel threatened, and influenced to initiate in building an even larger army. Another example of militarism that caused WW1 was Germany building a large navy, as opposed to Great Britain. Every nation at this point in time felt they had to have the biggest and strongest form of military in order to feel a sense of protection.
I think the most significant cause of WW1 was the alliance system. All three countries think that Germany would be a threat to them. Nationalism is also one of the main causes that led to the crack of World War 1, since all the powers had a nationalistic pride. Many nations believed that nationalism helps the nation to gain the support for war, in addition to competing with other countries on which nation is the better, stronger and most powerful.
Militarism is when the government will maintain a strong military capability and will be aggressive to defend from attackers. Nationalism is when people of a country will stay strong with the culture of that country. Imperialism is when people and governments will extend the power and dominate a country to better their country. Alliances are when two or more countries will come together and create a dominant power of control.