Outbreak of World War I

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World War I is easily one of the deadliest wars the world has ever seen. Millions of military associates and civilians were left injured, and even more, dead. The war took place within the four years of 1914 to 1918. In 1914, when a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, tensions had triggered in Europ. Austro-Hungary had then invaded Serbia; which then set of the start of a major world conflict. The war ended with an armistice on 11:11 on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the signing of the Versailles Treaty in 1918 and an Allied victory. Although it still remains a mystery to what the initial cause for WWI was, three important factors were definitely the alliance systems, imperialism and militarism. One of the main causes for World War I is undoubtedly the use of alliance systems. When European nations began to take sides in case of war, different alliances broke out. Alliance systems were where nations formed alliances with each other and members of each alliance pledged to come in aid and were bound to protect and ...

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  • Explains that world war i was one of the deadliest wars the world has ever seen.
  • Explains that the use of alliance systems led to world war i. the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand dragged europe into a major insignificant conflict.
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