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History - Causes, Practices and Effects of World War 1
World War 1 (WW1) was a defining war in history because of its outcomes. However, it is one of the most unique wars because of the number of events that happened previously and that they were the cause of such a horrific conflict. There were many factors that contributed to the outbreak of the First World War, and many historians still dispute over the exact causes. Imperialism and the competition over colonies and territories was the major factor but was not fully responsible in causing 'The Great War'. 1 The other reasons that World War 1 started are varied and included many countries, some of these causes include, alliances, previous wars, nationalism and industrialism. A lot of the other causes developed because of a previous dispute over land and that is why this factor is so important in the start of World War 1.
One of the main territorial disputes, and indeed one of the main causes WW1 started, was the many battles over Alsace-Lorraine. This bit of land is a territory that is situated right on the border of Germany and France, which the two
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