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The Causes of WW1. The First World War was a war of turbulence. It was ironic a war that issued over 35 million deaths was thought by most other people at the time as a defensive war.

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The First World War was a war of turbulence. It was ironic a war that issued over 35 million deaths was thought by most other people at the time as a defensive war. It was also ironic that a World War was begun by some territory occupied by the Austrians, rather than by the powers that owned the territory. The war was begun in the Balkans and the reasons it began included an assassination, miscalculations and a misunderstanding of the motifs of the war, and Austria's beliefs about its allies. ...read more.

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However, a military group, the Black Hand, had believed the best way to show the Serbians wanted their independence through fear. By shooting the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on National Day in Bosnia, the Austrians were maddened and sent the Serbians an ultimatum. The Serbians failed to complete the ultimatum. The failure to complete the ultimatum forced the Austrians and Serbians into a war. Then Germany attacked Belgium to attack Russia, and Belgium was considered a neutral country by the other countries. ...read more.

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Austria, in the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovnia, believed that Germany would support Austria if any problems arose. This was owing to the fact that Germany supported Austria in the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovnia, making Russia and Serbia stop protesting. The Austrians pushed on, knowing- wrongly- that the Germans would back them. Therefore World War One was begun by an assassination, miscalculations and a misunderstanding of the motifs of the war, and Austria's beliefs about its allies. This made a war that was against what several war ministers had calculated, and consequently killed 35 million people. ...read more.

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