World War 1 Causes

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World War 1, a war that is recognized as a war like no other, a fierce battle that involved nations, countries and territories around various parts of the globe. It left behind a river of blood like the world has never seen before. One of the bloodiest wars in history. It’s after math changing the foundation of the world for generations to follow. Why does World War 1 stand above all other wars this world has known today? What is the uniqueness of this war? “The First World War was unlike any war in the past. …This was the first war ‘in three dimensions,’ the first war in which cities were bombed from the air and winged warriors fought among the clouds.” New weapons and vehicles were used that had never been used before. There was a total of …show more content…

The direct cause and trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his preganant wife Sophie. Franz Josef and the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princop in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. The assassination was planned by a Serbian terrorist group, called The Black Hand. This instigated the start of the first world war. However, there were many other causes for the start of World War 1. Before WW1 was triggered, a number of defence alliances existed between the major European countries. What this meant was that if one country declared war on another, the other countries would also have to enter the conflict because it was in the treaty they agreed.Britain, France, Ireland and Russia were part of an alliance called the Triple Entente, while Germany aligned itself with Austria-Hungary – known as the Central Powers. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914, it triggered a chain of events that resulted in World War 1. After the assassination, Austria-Hungary threatened war on Serbia. They set out some very harsh demands that Serbia must meet. Germany sided by Austria-Hungary, while Russia sided with the Serbians. At this point, Europe was at the brink of going to war. One month after the Archduke’s assassination – on July 28 1914 – Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia with the backing of Germany. Germany then declared war on Russia on August 1, and on France on August 3. On August 4, 1914, the German troops marched on France and the route they took went through Belgium. Since Britain had agreed to maintain the neutrality of Belgium, they immediately declared war on

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