Causes of WWI

Not your everyday immediate causes of war

To sum it all up...

All of the listed causes above contributed to tension arising in the eastern hemisphere, causing Europe to go into a war-filled downward spiral. Many counties still wanted to be imperialist countries, by taking over weaker territories. This was the case when Austria tried to take over Serbia, which led to the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. This infuriated Austria, causing them to go to war, with the support of Germany. Little did they know, Serbia was backed by Russia, who was backed by England.