Causes Of Ww1

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Aaron Carlson
Period 2 – History III
WWI Essay – Causes of War

Even today, the causes of World War one is still being debated and the great war started 96 years ago and ended 92 years ago. Yet today after so much time the main cause of the war still remains unexposed to this day. What triggered the whole war was the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie of Austria-Hungary on June 28th 1914 by The Black Hand. The assassination happened because of feelings toward the Serbians. The Archduke and his wife were on a parade route in their car during their visit to Sarajevo. Many assassins were lined up to take the kill of the Archduke but all failed, there was one young assassin named Gavrilo
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All the military races and preparation strengthened this belief. Militarism was another cause of World War I.

There are so many reasons to the cause of World War I. It is in fact still being debated today. World War I involved all the countries of Europe and some outside of Europe but each took part in World War I’s outbreak. Each country took part in the imperialism and militarism that also may have been a cause to the war. Obviously the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary triggered the start of the war. Some people say Germany was the main cause of World War I because they wanted to be stronger and far more superior then the other nations. The real reason of World War I starting was of imperialism. The outbreak of fighting in Africa basically caused the war. All the countries fighting with each other for territory heats everybody up thus starting the war. It started with imperialism by taking land, then militarism, by racing to make the biggest armies, and then the web of the secret alliances. All these reasons were causes to the war, with assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary triggering it all and imperialism starting the great war.


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