Saturday, 10 March, 2012

OVERVIEW OF THE WORLD IN 1914



Hi Viewers,

Have you ever thought that during the time of the World War 1 what the world was like? What were its conditions and which countries were the most powerful. To give an exact situation report of the world in 1914 is not nearly possible but even though some of the major points are stated below.

In 1914, European countries still dominated the rest of the world. Many decisions which shaped the fate of our world were taken in the capital cities of Europe. Germany was the leading power at that time both militarily and economically. It had overtaken Britain on production of pig-iron and steel thought was a little behind in the production of coal. France, Belgium, Italy and Austria-Hungary (known as the Habsburg Empire) were well behind. Russian industries were well behind because they could not have a good start.  But it was outside Europe that the most spectacular industrial progress had been made over the previous years. In 1914 U.S.A produced more coal, pig-iron and steel than either Germany or Britain and now it is ranked as a world power.

During that period the political system of the world also varied widely. The U.S.A, Britain and France   had democratic forms of government while some systems were not as much democratic as they said; Germany had an elected lower house of parliament known as Reichstag, but the real power was in the hands of the Chancellor (a sort of a prime minister) and the Kaiser (Emperor). Italy was a monarchy with an elected parliament but the right to vote was with given only to the rich people. In fact Japan to had an elected house, but here to the right to vote was given to the emperor and the Privy Council. The governments in Russia and Austria were very different from the democracies in the west. The tsar (Emperor) of Russia and the emperor of Austria were autocratic rulers; if they felt like the rules could ignore the parliament and do exactly as they want to.

At that time Europe had divide itself into two alliance system.

The Triple Alliance were-

·         Germany

·         Austria-Hungary

·         Italy



The Triple Entente were-

·         Britain

·         France

·         Russia

In 1902 Japan and Britain had also signed an alliance.

In addition to these conditions there were some others things to. Britain and Germany had a naval rivalry. French resentment at the loss of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany at the end of the Franco-Prussian War 1871. The Germans accused the triple entente of trying to encircle them.

There are many things that were present at that time and that are of such wideness that cannot be stated here but this is the basic overview if the conditions of the world at those times.

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Thursday, 8 March, 2012

Introduction

A sketch of a Soldier of World War 1
Hi Viewers,
This will be our first blog post as a team.
As the name of our blog itself says, 'History Percepted' which basically means views on a particular events on a past events which at a time was of great importance probably it still is. History has a wide scope, it cannot be remembered all at a time like in other subjects.
History itself means that it is the study of past events and help to draw out the reasons for the conditions or relations of our society. History helps in proper implementation of the law and plays an important role in its dynamic nature. Through history almost everyone remembers the names of all the great people who lived and died but left their footsteps behind. 
Back to the main topic we would like to tell of readers that we will be covering random events and will be discussing about them.
The topic that first came to our mind was one of the biggest events of the world which ultimately changed the whole pattern of how wars were faught and how they should be faught. This event gave the world such a fiercing and threatning face of the war that no one on this earth could ever have imagined. There are many questions which came to our minds that - 1) Are wars a better option than contitutional methods, 2) Does one really benefit from a war, 3) What conditions the people of the state and the state have to go through during the war period, 4) How hard does it become for the government to draft out laws and rule properly, 5) How harshly does the economy of a country gets effected during and after the war. These are just a few thoughts that should be kept in mind while reading about history because the law of reasoning applies to every field in our world.


As we wrote previously that is going to be our first post so we decided to bring the topic World War I into consideration.The questions written previously give such a wide scope that they can't be answered in a single page. The answer to the questions above is NO because the simple reason behind it that wars do not benefit anyone. They only bring hard and difficult times to the government.
Our next post and there after will be covering a detailed account of World War I for a period of time with some practicable examples slowly and gradually. Strategies, Plans, Photos and many more will be posted based on the reviews of the our blog.


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