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Which of these is not related to the "powder keg of europe"?

Blair Lewis

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Eric Morgan on January 7, 2019

The "powder keg of Europe" refers to the conditions present in Europe before the first World War I. This analogy that compares the conditions of Europe to a barrel of gunpowder. Harmless if left alone, very dangerous if lit. The "keg" was in "isms" to include nationalism, industrialism, imperialism, militarism, and rare to the ball, the system of alliances. The Scientific Revolution led to the industrial innovation, creating the need for new materials and markets that lead to Europe's "scramble" for territory throughout Africa and Asia. The colonies must be protected by both an increase in military spending and armament. The success of these efforts lead to a spirit of competition in the European countries, the creation of nationalism as they grew. Finally, alliances were necessary to protect the new colonies and growing military threats. This "keg" just needed a spark came with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist. This spark ignited a fuse that is commonly regarded as the "blank cheque", issued by Germany to help Austria in any way that is necessary. This fuse, then set out of the conditions of the "keg".

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