WORLD WAR 1 - WORLD HISTORY

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The twentieth century ushered in a veritable ‘era of conflicts’ in different parts of the world. During 1894-95, the Sino-Japanese War took place, resulting in the victory of Japan over China. The Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) soon followed in the Far East leading to the complete defeat of Russia. In 1905, the Russian Revolution transformed the ancient Tzarist autocracy into a Constitutional Monarchy. The "young Turks" under the leadership of Mustapha Kemal Ataturk Pasha, the father of modern Turkey, carried out a revolution in the Ottoman Empire in 1908-1909. In 1911, Italy seized the Ottoman provinces of Tripoli and Cyrenaica. This led to the two Balkan Wars, which involved Austria-Hungary, Russia, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and the Ottoman Empire as well, the Balkan countries like Serbia, Bulgaria, Rumania, Albania, and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Great national and international rivalry was provoked by these Balkan wars, which formed one of the important underlying cause

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WORLD WAR IIntroductionThe twentieth century ushered in a veritable 'era of conflicts' in different parts of the world. During 1894-95, the Sino-Japanese War took place, resulting in the victory of Japan over China. The Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) soon followed in the Far East leading to the complete defeat of Russia. In 1905, the Russian Revolution transformed the ancient Tzarist autocracy into a Constitutional Monarchy. The "young Turks" under the leadership of Mustapha Kemal Ataturk Pasha, the father of modern Turkey, carried out a revolution in the Ottoman Empire in 1908-1909. In 1911, Italy seized the Ottoman provinces of Tripoli and Cyrenaica. This led to the two Balkan Wars, which involved Austria-Hungary, Russia, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and the Ottoman Empire as well, the Balkan countries like Serbia, Bulgaria, Rumania, Albania, and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Great national and international rivalry was provoked by these Balkan wars, which formed one of the important underlying causes of World War I (1914-1918).The Course of World War IWith the news of the murder of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Austria decided to crush Serbia with the support of Germany. An ultimatum was served to Serbia by Austria, which made certain demands on her. When Serbia refused to comply with these demands, Austria declared war with the defaulting country on July 20, 1914. The next day, orders of mobilization were issued by Germany and also by

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