Causes of World War I

By Marco Navarro

The Assasination of Archduke Ferdinand

Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated by a Serbian terrorist named Gavrilo Princip. The Archduke's assassination started the outbreak of World War 1. Austria then declard war on Serbia. Because of Austria's alliance with Germany, Serbia try to get help from Russia. After this, a serious of wars began and caused many deaths over time.

The rise of Nationalism

Nationalism encouraged support for military units and for a country's use of force to reach its goals. Since then, Germany had the best trained army in the world. Germany began making a naval force that was big enough to challenge the British navy. Which obviously created a lot of pride and war like actions to unleash at the time being.

The building up of the Military and Aliances

These alliances and military force increasing and being more productive causes the countries to use their sense and go to war for the things they want because in each countries mind, they have a good enough military to be invincible against their enemies. They formed these alliances with each other for protection and to garuantee that in case of attacks, they had somebody to help.