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Although one can not discount that the system of Alliances divided Europe into two antagonistic groups, (which were then accentuated by an increase of armament, economic rivalry, and propagandist newspaper incitement ), had each of the country’s intervened (or not intervened for that matter), it is most likely that these conflicts would not have led to war. It is undeniable that World War I was extremely large and widespread throughout many nations, and if that is the case, then the blame cannot be placed solely on Bismarck’s system of Alliances. Therefore, it was the fault of each country, and the blame must be shared between Austria, Russia, France, Germany, and England; each taking the blame for the obvious mistakes they made leading up to the war, and during the ongoing, strenuous battles.
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