Thursday, February 17, 2011

Triple Entente, Triple Alliance, and the Poem of Fear

The Triple Entente was the result of various alliances of France and Russia, France and Britain, and Russia and Britain. All of these groups were formed solely because of the rise of the Triple Alliance of Germany and allies Austria-Hungary and Italy. The three countries came to be know as some of the most feared countries in Europe, and several treaties and alliances were made to protect themselves from these powers, one of which was the Triple Entente. For more information on the the beginning of World War I and the tangled web of European alliances, please click here.

2. Fear
Written by Montana Hohensee

fear fear fear your not my friend
fear fear fear you are the end
fear fear fear will you ever cease?
fear will consume
fear will kill
because we kill out of fear
fear is a killer
fear tears us apart slowly and painfully
fear will never cease
because fear is unexpected
and fear will kill us all
but fear can be conquered
only by brave soul

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3. Although I doubt the author did not purposely connect their poem with World War I, they did make an excellent example of the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance. "Fear fear fear, you're not my friend" is how the Triple Entente was not allies with the Triple Alliance, which in the poem is know as "fear". "Fear fear fear, you are the end," This line relates to how Germany and his allies were a worldwide terror and how many small countries believed that the Triple Alliance could end their society. "Fear fear fear, will you ever cease?" This could be compared to how the naval fleets of Britain and Germany would not cease to grow and would try to outnumber each others fleets. It can also refer to the rise in imperialism and how the German Empire would not settle for the empire they had. "Fear will consume, Fear will kill" These lines are nearly straightforward and tells how the Triple Alliance were terrifying killers; however, the first line can be an example of the empires in the Alliance would consume third-world countries and take over their land. "Fear tears us apart slowly and painfully" The large tangle of alliances during the pre-war time was getting out of control, and one little dispute could get out of hand fast, and get out of hand it did. When Serbian men assassinated the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, a war between the two countries turned into what we know today as the first World War. "Because fear is unexpected, And fear will kill us all" These lines show that it is unexpected how powerful one country can possibly be, but these countries gain power through each other and their alliances, making them worldwide terrors, and believed by smaller countries, their end. "But fear can be conquered, Only by brave soul" This can relate to why the Triple Entente was formed. The three nations knew they could not defeat fear on their own. But together as the Triple Entente they knew they could finish of the German and the German allies together. And together, they conquered.

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