Remarkable changes were witnessed in the century before the world war. Most of these changes involved political and economic alliances to extend borders and gain control of resources. In this study, we will focus on how superior nations formed alliances and made agreements to ensure control over their resources and the resources of their colonies and the results after that.
One of the changes before world war 1 that had a great significance was the unification of Germany which took place in 1871. The German states princes gathered in France in the Versailles palace to proclaim Prussia’s Wilhelm I a German emperor following the French capitulation during the Franco-Prussian war. The effective transformation of populations that were German-speaking to a state’s federation had been gradually developing promoted by informal and formal alliances among the princely rulers. The process had been negatively impacted by differences that had arisen due to the various parties