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Dear Steve

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_war

What were the reasons which led both the Wold Wars viz World War 1 and World War 2 ?.

Can you attribute the reasons / causes for the World Wars as Hatred, Jealousy, Power, Greed ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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World War I
1.  Desire for colonies around the world
2.  Failure of peace conferences to establish peaceful relations between countries
3.  Growing militarism among certain countries
4.  Competitive demand for raw materials during the second industrial revolution
5.  Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist
6.  Entangling alliances that forced countries to defend the honor of their allies

World War II
1.  Greed on the part of Germany and Japan to take over weaker countries
2.  Fear of retaliation led to the attack on Pearl Harbor
3.  Desire for colonies around the world
4.  Rise of dictatorships in Europe and Asia

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Any area of American History, EXCEPT military history or economic history, these are not strong points of mine. Areas of particular expertise include the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 19th century women's history, 1950s-1960s popular culture, 1920s, Colonial America, Jacksonian Era, migration west, immigration, ethnic history, presidential decisions, treaties, tariffs, causes and results of wars, and entertainment history since World War II (television, movies, and music.)

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Twenty-five years of teaching Advanced Placement American History, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in American History, thirty post-graduate hours in American History

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Member of Phi Alpha Theta--The History Honor Society (November 2001), California Teacher's Association

Education/Credentials
American History Teaching Credential, Recognized by the University of Chicago as an Outstanding Educator

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