America and the Great War Introduction World War I, known as the “Great War,” had many causes that worked together to create intense conflict in Europe, and ultimately involved the United States. However, these causes have been debated throughout the decades. But it is clear that factors such as nationalism, imperialism, alliances that existed in Europe and the time as well as militarism each contributed to the war that began in Europe in 1914 (Schultz, 2010, p. 362). And some scholars say that the Great War happened “at least partly because people expected it to happen” (Ferguson, 2000, p. 4) as if it were a self-fulfilling prophecy due to the culture of militarism that existed in Europe at the time. This paper will examine the various...The end:
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