Causes of World War I

Ben Wendt

The 5 primary causes

Today I will be going in depth about all the five causes of World War I. The first cause is the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Next are Imperialism, Alliances, Nationalism, and Militarism.

Who was Archduke Franz Ferdinand?

Archduke Ferdinand was supposed to be the person to be Austria-Hungary's leader. However, before he could he was assassinated in 1914 by a Serbian. This sparked a fight between Serbia and Austria-Hungary
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Entangling Alliances

When the spark went off between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, there was a result of this effect. Alliances between countries got caught up and some countries were arguing others, making alliances on one side or the other.
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Militarism is the topic of gaining the best weapons and military. Practically all countries in World War I wanted their country to be the best with military. Because of this, the countries are competing through their militaries.
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Nationalism and Imperialism

Nationalism is the idea of one believing their country is the best country in the whole world. Again, this was another goal for the countries to have the best country. It falls into the topic as imperialism, too. Imperialism is practically the same thing, but it also results in have better military, better economy, and more land. If a country had this, they would be quite a superior country compared to others