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Hetalia - War by lmbrake Hetalia - War by lmbrake
The four main causes of World War One were:
Militarism – Where the term ‘arms race’ comes from. When countries build up their militaries.
Alliances – When two or more countries join in an agreement. When one goes to war, the other/s are expected to as well.
Imperialism – Control over other countries, and building empires. Ex: Britain and all its colonies.
Nationalism – A really strong sense of loyalty to one’s homeland and people. Pride in your country.
But the spark that triggered it was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of July 1914, when visiting Serbia. He was the heir to the Austria-Hungary throne. The Black Hand, a Serbian nationalist group, murdered Ferdinand to show how much they hated Austria-Hungary. This started a chain of events that quickly led to WWI.

Triple Alliance:
- Germany
- Austria-Hungary
-Italy (Sort of)
- Ottoman Empire

Triple Entente:
- Britain & Colonies
- France
-Russia
-Italy (Later)
-US (Very later)

- Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28th, 1914.
- Russia was bound by a treaty to Serbia, and started sending over its army in her defense.
- Germany, who was allied to Austria-Hungary, declares War on Russia on August 1st
- France, who was allied to Russia, refused Germany’s demands to stay out of it. Germany declared War on France on August 3rd. Germany immediately invaded Belgium, (Who was neutral,) to attack Paris. (BTW, this plan was used again in WWII, and was a success the second time around.)
- Britain, who was allied to France by a more loosely worded treaty (Really more of a “moral obligation,”) declared war on Germany on August 4th. This was also because of a 75-year old treaty with Belgium. With Britain’s entry into the war, its colonies and dominions were dragged in as well, including Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa.
- Japan, honoring a military agreement with Britain, declared war on Germany on August 23rd.
- The Ottoman Empire (Turkey,) joins the Triple Alliance on October 28th, 1914.
- Italy was initially allied with Germany, but later switched sides in May, 1915 via clause in the treaty, saying it would only assist the countries if they were attacked, but sense they were the aggressors, Italy was not required to participate. (BTW again, they did the same thing in WWII)
- The United States originally planned on remaining neutral, but when Germany started attacking US commercial ships, America declared war on Germany, April 6, 1917.

This is all straight from my Canadian History 11 Binder, so there’s most definitely stuff missing and/or incorrect. If anyone would like to correct me on anything, or has anything they feel is important and should be added, please comment below.

Also, when drawing this, I realized that Canada’s aviation goggles could possibly be homage to Canada’s air force during WWII (4th largest in the world.) 131 500 British Commonwealth pilots were trained at 200 sites across Canada. If so, that’d be pretty cool. If it was just a random fluke, eh, that’s still cool. :XD:

Before I get any comments on America, I did not add him because the US didn’t join the war until 3 years later.
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AnyMalfoy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
LOL, but yes, this is more or less how it happened.

* squeak * England with Canada and Australia ... Adorable.
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DuskPlatinum Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Later on in WWII, the Canada liberated Belgium & Netherlands/Holland in 1944 I think. And in three days, they captured Germany for a certain amount of time before they were forced back, and then Russia came in (because Germany bombed Stalingrad and sh!t hit the fan) and finished of Germany in 1945.

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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, the German invasion of Belgium was the British excuse. The real thing was that Britain was intent on gaining Germany's African colonies. They were waiting for an excuse to attack and defeat Germany. And they got one.
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I didn't know this. Thank you!
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LarrySFX Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
then Italy kicked Austria's A** at Vittorio Veneto
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B-A-D4EVR Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
And THIS is why America is stupid. No teaches us about this stuff! I didn't know British colonies and Japan were in WWI! No one told us that!! Son of a-!
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DirtyPaws13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
.... You didn't learn that?  I live in America and have a crappy textbook but I was still taught that!
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YesIamEccentric Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Seriously?! The British Empire lost 8 million men in WWI, London was bombed by Zeppelins (NOTHING in comparison to the Blitz in WWII though), the town of Scarborough was attacked by a German U-Boat and the 11th of November, the day the war ended, is Remembrance Day, and there's a two minute silence at 11 am and the Queen puts a wreath on the Cenotaph War Memorial, and most people wear Poppies as a sign of remembrance through most of November, that's why Britain and France tried to avoid war at all costs in the 30s and why there was Appeasement to try and calm Hitler down (it worked, obviously :/)
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B-A-D4EVR Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I didn't know about the zeppelins or Scarborough (I only know the song which probably has nothing to do with it... ^^'). Everything else I knew. We even did a two minute silence in our class this year. However that could also be because at 11 our teacher had had enough and told us to be silent for the last two minutes of class... :/

Yeah, appeasement does wonders. I wonder why we don't always use it. -_-*
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YesIamEccentric Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Yah, Scarborough Fair has something to do with either -
A) The Plague
-OR-
B) A Love Potion
(Because Love and the Plague are so easy to mix up! :iconderpplz:)

XD I think they use 11am silence as an excuse here too XD

Nothing says 'Don't start a war' more than giving in every time they want something! :iconhappyhitlerplz:
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B-A-D4EVR Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I choose option c. Both!

Our schools love using holidays to have moments of silence, don't they?

Absolutely! Man, people back then were geniuses, eh?
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YesIamEccentric Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
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Yup! At the moment there are Ducks being kept at the school for a class because they're measuring their development etc so, I can imagine there'll be a moment of silence when the ducks have to be given back to the farmer, and possibly one when the Headmaster realises that his plant in his office has dead and one possibly for the wasp nest they're killing at the weekend!

Of course! Nothing says trustworthy more than a screaming guy with an emo fringe who has just taken over Austria for no reason! :iconherpaderpplz:
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B-A-D4EVR Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
We had a few moments of silence because... IDK... they never told us why... :iconconfusedplz:

Hey, it isn't untrustworthy if Austria didn't say no. I want ALL my leaders to be emo fringe, toothbrush mustache wearing screaming psychopathic dudes. :iconheilplz:
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YesIamEccentric Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Hmmm.... A mystery!

Hmmm, I s'pose... Naahhhh... I just want someone who'll give me a decent cut in taxes XD
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, seriously?
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B-A-D4EVR Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Yes. You know how my grade found out about Nanking? I, being the ever-loving hetalia fan that I am, researched the crap out of it and spent two weeks trying to convince the history teachers to let me teach the classes about it. And I did. America, not Al, sucks balls.
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! Well, first, congratulations on doing so; I understand that must have been a... tough thing to teach.

I've heard rumors that some schools in America only learn about American history, but I didn't know it was true! What state do you live in, if I may ask?
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B-A-D4EVR Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Pssh, please. I owned it. Apparently, I am a very good teacher. It helps that I made them laugh while I was doing the presentation. I also brought back the ruler for that one day! :iconpsychoplz:

We have about 2 and a half years worth of American History in high school and we start learning about American history in second grade. In high school you have the option to, after you take two years worth of American history, take more American history classes that are weighted and easy, or history classes about countries that aren't about the "Great U.S." that aren't weighted and have lots of work. Kids tend to pick the classes that are weighted and easier. :iconheaddeskplz:

I live in a museum in Pennsylvania.
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We have a bunch of different courses you can take too in high school, but it's mandatory to take a) some kind of Canadian history class and b) some kind of global history class. In my Advanced Global History class, we learned about things like *digs out notes that yes, she kept* the Israeli-Palestine conflicts, (First Arab-Israeli War, Suez Crisis, Six Day War, Munich, Yom Kippur War...) What makes a developed/undeveloped country, the Cold War, (Berlin Blockade, McCarthyism, Korean War, Berlin Wall, Cuban Missile Crisis...) Rwandan genocide, the Nuremberg trials, blood diamonds in Sierra Leone, the Holocaust, the United Nations, Colonialism, Multinational corporations, Child labour in Southeast Asia, and lots of other stuff. (Not in that order.)

In my Canadian history course, we learned about First Nations, (general lifestyle, the Residential schools...) colonialism, WWI, WWII, War of 1812, Immigration, the Japanese Internment camps, Multiculturalism today, oh, and of course Confederation... And lots of other stuff, again, not in that order.

But in total, a student can take like, four or five history courses during their total time in high school. They've got ones with different levels of difficulty, different focuses, (like Black Canadian history) etc.

Also, you live in a museum?! That is so cool! :la: And Pennsylvania-- That's close to New York state, isn't it? Yes, I believe it is. :P
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B-A-D4EVR Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Out of all of that, I am stuck on multicuralism day. Does America celebrate that? If we don't, when is it normally celebrated so I can celebrate it?

Second thing I'm stuck on: Black canadian history. XD oh, gods that makes me laugh so hard. What happened with them? *is curious*

As for that large paragraph you wrote, I haven't learned a few of them, which kind of makes sense. Although, some make sense, I guess... Also, after you take two years of american history, you can take whatever history you want and, like I said, the American classes are easier and worth more towards your grade, so...

No it is not cool. I don't mean a museum, like, a building. I mean my whole town is considered a "museum" and, because of it, we're losing a lot of tourist attractions because of families trying to take the, you could say, artifacts away... -_-' We're poor as it is. Take away our tourists and you might as well just kick us out of our homes. We already had to sht down quite a few small businesses and lay off a ton of teachers and get rid of a lot of classes and sports. :(
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Multiculturalism isn't a holiday. :XD: I wrote a journal on it a little while ago: [link]

...I... I don't understand your question... ^^; What do you mean what happened with them? Do you mean like, what is the course about? Well, I didn't take that one myself, but a few of my friends did. I know that they learned about stuff like the Black Loyalists, Abolition of enslavement, the roles in the wars, the underground railroad, etc. If you want to read more, here's a good website: [link] (click on events.)
(Also, there's a more formal name for the course, but that's what people call it.)

And oh! I thought you meant you lived in a museum, like a building. :facepalm: Do you mean you live in a World Heritage site, because guess what? I do too! [link] Although, we don't have those problems you mentioned. (Except for the school budget cuts, but that's all over the province.) :(
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Hungary's expression.
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lmbrake Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SpyFreakM16 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Artist
How come usa wasn't drawn in the very back o_O
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Before I get any comments on America, I did not add him because the US didn’t join the war until 3 years later."
Because there was that gap, I didn't add him. I was considering adding a "..." and then him running to catch up, but didn't. :P
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SpyFreakM16 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Artist
I read the comments, but i was still thinking you could put America in the very back
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were a real game-changer...
If I ever re-do this, I will. :)
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gunnydudel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
actually britain join the war because germany invaded neutral belgium.
violating the Treaty of London 1839.
sorry for bad English.
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your English is fine!
As I said, "This was also because of a 75-year old treaty with Belgium."
I see you're Belgian! That is so cool! I have a friend who's an international student from Belgium, she talks about it all the time; it seems like a very nice place, I would love to visit sometime.
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gunnydudel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
sorry I must have missed that part.
You can come anytime you want visit some beautiful cities and things like that.
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AnonFancharacter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I love how Italy is waving his little flag there. Way to go, Italy, surrender with real Italian pride! :)
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not only is it in character, but it's also to symbolize his switching of sides. :)
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melfranz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i didn't know that Japan was part of World War I..
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most people only focus on the big four, (Great Britain, France, USA and Russia,) when in fact there were a LOT of other countries involved. I just picked Japan, Canada and Australia as a few representatives.

Here's a list: [link] (But just so you know, Newfoundland is now a part of Canada. They forgot to mention that. Maybe I'll change it...)
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melfranz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see.. but then again, Canada and other British Dominions where all under the banner of the British Empire way back then, so technically, i guess they're not that fully autonomous.. and why did Japan entered World War I? just asking.. :D
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They had a military agreement with Great Britain. Some say they just wanted a chance to expand their sphere of influence though, and get control over German pacific-islands. Also, at the time, Japan's economy wasn't the greatest, so War would help with that.
No problem asking! I just hope my answer is right, lol. (I did get a 90-something on that test...)
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melfranz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see.. got a little research on it too.. i did not know that my country also took part of world war 1.. hahaha..
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you learn something new everyday! :aww:
Philippines, huh? Nice. It must be warm... *Is looking out the window at current snowstorm*
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melfranz Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well you could say that it's warm in here.. oh *also looking out in the window glimpsing on another inevitable monsoon constantly evolving into a tropical thunderstorm or probably another typhoon* ...i guess not XD
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehh... I think I'll stick with my snowstorm. :XD:
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Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconalfredjonesplz: totaly late for the party dudes..
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Artist
Too bad Serbia is a blank.
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed.
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Geekygirl43 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I think Horrible histories can explain it in a nutshell. [link]
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa. This just summed up about a weeks worth of History class in two and a half minutes.
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Geekygirl43 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
That's what the show does. And everything is funny because it's true.
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