Militarism is political orientation of people or a government to maintain a strong military force and to be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests. Militarism also had a huge effect on the start of the war because Germany had used militarism as the main practice of government starting a couple years before the war which made other countries percieve them as a threat.
Almost every country involved in the war immediately began to practice militarism to have a chance at winning the war. Militarism helped the economy for many countries because the factories were put to work making ammunition and military supplies so the demand for products never stopped. Individuals were also helped by the war because there was a job surplus so they were always able to make money.

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By: Kevin D.