"If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam; A body of England’s, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven." -Rupert Brooke 1914, WWI
Imperialism was one of the causes of WWI. The desire for power lead Europeans to compete for land in Africa and Asia.
Who's gonna get me first? - Africa
How do you like them apples? - Asia
Militarism lead to both sides upgrading their army's.. Everyone was trying to up step everyone else...
Instead of it being a war between 2 countries, it was a war between many because of the various amounts of alliances...
Japan and Britain <3
France and Russia <3
Germany- Australia <3
Since people were so prideful before the war, they were all puffed up and ready to fight. It was a dominance thing.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. In June, a Serbian nationalist assassinated him and his wife while they were in Sarajevo, Bosnia.