Great War Causes

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Throughout the course of human history, there have been countless conflicts involving two oppositions in equal disagreement, perhaps more. World War I is no exception to this. “The Great War” was fought between Germany, Russia, France, Great Britain, Italy and Canada as well as many other countries. Lasting four years and killing twenty million people, this makes World War I probably the bloodiest war ever fought in human history. Although many causes can be identified when looking for the causes of World War I, the cause of this war cannot be accredited to one single event, but rather an assassination of a nation’s leader and many political issues including militarism, nationalism, imperialism and the formation of alliances between countries. Militarism was a large contributor to the beginning of World War I. Militarism is the belief or desire of a government or the nation's people that their country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it to defend national interests. It was a well know fact that in the 20th century many european countries were very willing to use military force at even the slightest of all political problems. For example, before the war started there was a naval arms race between Great Britain and Germany to see who could own the majority of the waters. As…show more content…
Princip was a member of a secret terror society called “Black Hand”whose main goal was to untie Bosnia with Serbia through ridding Austria’s rule over Bosnia. - Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia and issues a series of ultimatums and eventually declares war on Serbia - this declaration of war eventually leads to the outbreak of WW This is what is to be considered the most influencing part of it all to the start of the war. This is the spark that began the

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