Part 2, wow, never written a two part essay before. Think week we will be talking about World War 1 itself, rather then causes. Last week I wrote part 2 of this essay, weird, huh? Well, it was never intended to be a two part essay, but I talked about the Lusitania, which was further into the war, so I decided to edit and make it a two part essay.
In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdenand and his wife Sophia were in Bosnia enjoying a vacation, when they were both assassinated by Gavrillo Princip.
This was the spark of World War 1, causing an outrage from the France.
Soon France allied with Serbia, which was allied with Russia, so France got two new allies. Soon, all of Europe was apart of the war, but the main battle was between Germany and France. France and Britain brought together allies from Australia, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Japan, and from Canada. Germany brought allies from Austro-Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, the Ottomans, and the Dutch. These were small colonies, so it wasn’t a huge army but it was fairly large. The French created a blockade around the German navy, so they could only use their u-boats. The Germans would sink British merchant ships and war ships, and that was one thing, but torpedoing cruise liners is a whole other story, we’ll talk about that in part two of this essay. So far, the only battles have been the battle of Liege, the battle of Tannenburg, and the battle of Marne. Now the only significant, and the last naval battle was Jutland, and this was fought between the German and French navies, and unfortunately, the Germans won. Briefly, I will talk about the battle of Verdun. This is none as the bloodiest battle of the war, and marks a significant victory for the French. The French lost a little over 1500 men, while the German army lost upwards of 2500 men. Now let’s not forget about the Gallipoli Campaign. This was a large battle between the French and the Ottoman army, but the French underestimated the Ottomans and were pulverized in battle.
The world geography changed greatly over the span of the war but the world would never be the same. Unfortunately, there had to be another world war that truly caused a great change in the world, but we will talk about that in a few weeks, we will continue another section of the war in “A War We Should Have Ignored, Part two”. Until next time, yours truly;