Causality - What are causes, mechanisms, and the like? We casually refer to causes and effects in normal interactions all the time. We all conduct our lives — choosing actions, making decisions, trying to influence others — based on theories about why and how things happen in the world.
Unrestrained nationalism 1 Organic Weakness - Unprecedented Imperialism As we have already learned, many historians refer to the 19th Century as the golden age of European imperialism - an age during which Europeans owned or controlled most of Africa and Asia and all or part of every other continent.
As the map below indicates - European colonization in - the quest for empire drove the foreign policies of most European nations during the 19th Century. This scramble for empire created competition among various imperial empires. Britain was dominant in India - which becomes the centerpiece of its empire.
China was controlled by several powers that through treaties had created spheres of influence Byany territorial gain by one power meant the loss of territory by another.
Britain was the strongest of all the empires - British colonial territory was over times the size of its own territory at home, thus giving rise to the phrase "the sun never sets on the British empire.
This animated map of the "Political Borders of Europe, " at http: The bottom line is that during the 19th Century, some empires and sovereign nations grew and increased their geopolitical strength at the expense of others.
This shift in the balance of power will fester as those nations that lost their territory and sovereignty try to regain it, while the larger powers continue their quest for even more territory.
To understand this Balance of Power in the important regions, go to http: The rapidly expanding empires seemed to have no understanding about the bitterness that reckless imperialism brought between competing empires, nor did they seem to understand how imperialism influenced the politics of previously-sovereign nations that came under colonial control.
Consequently, unprecedented imperialism highlighted a second organic weakness - historical and contemporary grievances among the European powers. Conclusions about Organic Weakness 2 - how historical and contemporary grievances led to war: These grievances were all about expansion and contraction of empires.
As one empire expanded, another contracted - leaving those nations, ethnic groups, regions with bitter attitudes about colonization as well as hopes for regaining political sovereignty. Consequently, these historical and contemporary grievances became clearly expressed through the third organic weakness - the series of shifting and entangling alliances that arose toward the end of the 19th Century.
Alliances, then, are agreements of mutual advantage made between nations with common enemies; they are not treaties of friendship or support for common beliefs. Following are a few of these alliances from this period: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia promised to consult on matters of mutual interest and to maintain neutrality in case one should be attacked by another power.
Broadened in - pledged that if any one should "find itself at war" with a fourth power, the others would remain neutral. Germany and Austria-Hungary pledged support should Russia attack either country.
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