Why did WW1 break out in 1914?

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Why did WW1 break out in 1914?

World War One was caused by many reasons however the four main causes were Militarism, Nationalism, Imperialism and Alliances. Reason such as revenge and power influenced the war majorly. I will be going into more detail why the World War One triggered.

Militarism was a long-term cause of the war which built up the tension. In 1900 Britain’s navy was still by far the largest in the work. Kaiser William II (the grandson of Queen Victoria) was jealous and hated that Britain had stronger navy than his. Kaiser increased Germany and constructed several warships. He designated lots of money for the expansion of the German navvy in 1897. Britain did the same and this began a race for building more and better warships. Germany was competing with the UK to build battle ships. The British feared an attack on their Empire.

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In opinion I think the most significant cause was system of Alliances because if there wasn’t any alliance there would be no war. Alliances were agreements or promises between two or more countries that allow them to support and help another. If other countries didn’t start coming into Austria-Hungary’s war with Serbia, it would not have turned into a major war. This was the cause that involved may other countries into the war.  The countries involved in World War One were Austria–Hungary, Germany, Britain, Italy, Russia and France. When Archduke Franz Ferdinard and his wife got shot by Gavrilo Princip, in revenge ...

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