German military leaders realized that they would be unable to win the war and began peace negotiations with Wilson in early 1918. The negotiations were based on Wilson’s Fourteen Points. In return, as per U.S.-German records, Wilson attempted to persuade the Allied Powers to accede to his program. The Fourteen Points included ending secret treaties and secret diplomacy; freedom of the seas; removal of barriers and inequalities in international trade; reduction of armaments by all powers; colonial readjustments; evacuation of occupied territory; self-determination of nationalities and a redrawing of European boundaries along national lines; as well as an international political organization to prevent future world wars. France and Britain, however, held to certain conditions: They wanted near-monopoly of the seas and also compensation for the heavy damages incurred during the war on their civilian populations.
Although from a military standpoint Germany was clearly responsible for starting World War II, its participation in World War I was a direct result of its treaty with the Austro-Hungarian Empire, then ruled by the Hapsburgs, and to the Russian mobilization against Germany.
The causes of World War I remain controversial and debated questions
In March 1930, the rift between the ruling coalition parties fell apart over funding of the mandatory unemployment program. This led to a series of elections over the next three years. The Nazis and Communists received 18 and 13 percent of the vote, respectively, in September 1930, 37 and 15 percent in July 1932, and 33 and 17 percent in November 1932. Hitler ran for president in 1932 and received about 32 percent of the vote, but failed to unseat reigning president Hindenburg. Nevertheless, Hitler’s charismatic appeal and his record as a World War I veteran led to a sharp increase in Nazi Party membership, from 170,000 in 1929 to 1,378,000 in 1932.
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• First Balkan Crisis – in the 1870s, Austria-Hungary took control of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Serbia wanted control over Bosnia- Herzegovina due to its relationship with the people in that area. Austria-Hungary did not want Serbia becoming powerful in the region, and so disagreed. Russia offered to support Austria-Hungary's decision to declare Bosnia-Herzegovina an independent nation instead. This was unusual because Serbia and Russia were allies. But Russia wanted Austria-Hungary to support one of Russia’s plans in the region, in return. Austria-Hungary announced Bosnia-Herzegovina as independent, without honoring its agreement with Russia. Russia was furious, and prepared to declare war against Austria-Hungary. Russia decided against war because Germany said it would support Austria-Hungary. Russia was embarrassed it failed to assert its power. The mistrust and anger added to the already simmering tension in the region
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The direct cause of WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. However historians feel that a number of factors contributed to the rivalry between the Great powers that allowed war on such a wide-scale to break out.
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