Why Did Ww1 Occur In 1914

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Major reasons that the First World War started in Europe (1914)
World War I occurred between July 1914 and November 11, 1918. By the end of the war, over 17 million people were being killed including over 100,000 American troops. The reason why war erupted is actually much more complicated than a simple list of causes. There are some chain of events that directly led to the fighting. Among all the reasons, let us highlight on the top and main five reasons/causes that led to World War I in Europe (1914). The first reason/cause is “Mutual Defense Alliance” - Over the time countries throughout Europe made mutual defense agreements that would pull them into battle. Simply it is nothing but if one country was attacked ultimately the allied countries were being bounded to defend them. Before the World War I Russia &Serbia, Germany & Austria, Japan & Britain, France &Russia were the only alliances that existed. The second reason/cause is “Imperialism” - when a country increases their power and wealth by bringing additional territories under their control. Before World War 1, Africa and parts of Asia were points of contention amongst the European countries. This was especially true because of the raw materials these areas could provide. …show more content…

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