>people actually volunteered for army and died for some European monarch dick measure contestWho in their right mind would actually do this? Why were there so many brainlets?>oh yeah, some Archie Duke shot an Ostrich, better join the army and die a miserable death in the trenches! Doesn't that sound exciting and fun?!
>>4991003I would do it.
>>4991003>he said as he wipes the residue created from constant ingestion of cheetos and mountain dew>as he leans back in his XXXL chair with a self satisfied grin the one thing your are guaranteed in this life is death, at least they made their death matteryours won't
>>4991003This poster has no honor.
>>4991003These retards believe it is honorable to die to enrich some degenerate because he told them they are dying for their country, even though every imbecile can see that these wars are not benefiting nation or people and are actually harmful without redeeming quality. They truly are the lowest of the low. The brainletest of the brainlets. Watch them scurry and call you dishonorable for thinking of your nation instead of blindly parroting the lies the ultra rich and powerful filled their empty heads with.
>>4991523Germans fighting for Germany in WW1 were actually fighting and dying in their own interest and the interest of their nation brits were just pawns being thrown away for nothing
>>4991506>getting blown to shit in some muddy trench in Flanders>implying this shit actually mattered to anyone except the deceased's family and friendslmao
>>4991532if they were british they were just dying for the eliteif they were german they were fighting to defend their country against liberal internationalist capitalist cuckery
>>4991541>Germans declare war on everyone>invades neutral Belgium>hurr, we wuz just defending Germoney
>>4991551>Serbia harbors terrorists who killed a major figure of the Habsburg dynasty>not an act of war>muh belgiumbelgium isn't even a real country
>>4991541This, but ironically.
>>4991558>escalating a local war between A-H and Serbia into a world warbravo >belgium isn't even a real countrySo you admit they invaded a neutral country and British declaration of war was completely justified
>>4991572except>escalating a local war between A-H and Serbia into a world warthis was Russiabecause Russia called in France
>>4991506>dying for the elite>"making your death matter"you can't be more bluepilled than this
>>4991003>hahaha why would you want to get away from a lifetime of drudgery as a peasant by getting paid to campaign, earning more money than you ever would otherwise, plus the upside of potential looting?
>>4991003>better join the army and die a miserable death in the trenchesTo be fair many didn't know about trench warfare in 1914 and probably thought war would be far more simple and quick. There was the whole "home by Christmas" meme back then after all.Plus if you lived in a country that was being invaded you might want to help defend it in order to avoid your birthplace being overrun by foreign people that hate the langue you speak and will loot your town/village and use your family and friend as forced labor.It wasn't always about having some dumb loyalty to the monarch or whatever politician ruled you.
>>4991606Franco-Russian alliance was a defense alliance. Meaning neither side was obliged to do jack shit if none of them are invaded.>Germans encourage A-H to mobilize against Serbia (without German consent, A-H wouldn't be able to do jack shit)>Russians partially mobilize against Austro-Hungary>Germans mobilize against the Russians>Russians enact general mobilization>Germans declare war on Russia, France and invade BelgiumFun fact: even after the German declarations of war, neither France or Russia was obliged to attack Germany because their treaty said that the war happens only in a case of a German attack on either countries territory. Meaning it was the Germans fucking fault
>ywn go out with your celt bros and sack some Roman pussy before going back home to harvest crops and celebrate victory with a feast of meat and beerFeels bad man
>>4991551France declared war on Germany first.
>>4991572>escalating a local war between A-H and Serbia into a world warNice meme, the blanc check was made to keep other powers out of it. Willy and Nicky sent themselves telegrams and Willy said he would stay out of it if Nicky does and yet Nicky still moblilized his army and France also wouldn't have stayed neutral because they assured they would enter the war for Serbia.>So you admit they invaded a neutral country and British declaration of war was completely justifiedBelgium did pre mobilize 220.000 troops 5 days before the war and the UK entered the war because of other interests but yes that's true.
>>4991676Are you legitimately retarded or just trolling?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_Crisis#Germany_declares_war_on_Russia,_France,_and_Belgium_(1%E2%80%934_August)
>>4991647>Franco-Russian alliance was a defense alliance. Meaning neither side was obliged to do jack shit if none of them are invaded.Which is why the French did agree to help Russia against Serbia, because it's a defensive pact?>Germans encourage A-H to mobilize against Serbia (without German consent, A-H wouldn't be able to do jack shit)The Austrians would've gone to war either way because of Hötzendorf, Germany tried to keep all others out and Wilhelm said to the Franz Josed he should simply take Belgrad as pledge.>Germans mobilize against the RussiansWrong, they moblilized on the first of August after Nicky didn't stop his mobilization.>Russians enact general mobilizationRussian full mobilization happend on the 31th of July.>even after the German declarations of war, neither France or Russia was obliged to attack Germany because their treaty said that the war happens only in a case of a German attack on either countries territory. Meaning it was the Germans fucking faultWrong, on the 20th of July, Russia and France concluded a pact which said that France would go to war for Serbia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YUW6_q7igMGood video if you're interested.
>>4991707>this postspotted the kraut
>>4991748Nice argument. If you can't disprove me or argue, stfu before you embarress yourself even more.
>>4991762>Nice argument. If you can't disprove me or argue, stfu before you embarress yourself even more.there's nothing to disprove, cause you're wrong and a kraut apologist
>>4991003Several reason did exist.
>>4991003Americans didn't have a choice. Wilson forced Americans and called it volunteering. If you didn't volunteer you were beaten and jailed. And if you happen to be a German ancestry, you entire family was treated as traitors and humiliated.
>>4991692The 'Diplomatic History of The Great War' published by the U.S. Government states that France declared war on Germany first, by about twenty minutes. This is based on time stamps on telegraph messages sent between the two countries, which is how they notified each other of the war.