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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

What Caused World War I?

The period from 1890 to 1990 was the era of "Industrial Mass Total War". Cold War began among the European great powers in about 1890, followed fourteen years later by World War I, and, after a nineteen year interim, World War II. Cold War from 1947 to 1990 concluded this era. This session comprises four papers devoted to the causes of "The Great War", World War One. Two papers deal with "small wars" fought outside Europe which added to the overall tension and tone of the period, Mathew Moran's "The Russo-Japanese War" and Eric Vaillancourt's "Tension in the Balkans: A Path to War". Two papers deal with the counteractive alliance structure which preceded the war, Lisa Ritchie's "The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend" and Lisa Umiker's "Unlikely Friends: The Formation of the Triple Entente".

Presenters: Matthew Moran (Undergraduate Student)
Lisa Ritchie (Undergraduate Student)
Lisa Umiker (Undergraduate Student)
Eric Vaillancourt (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 219 Hartwell
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)