A tug on one string tugged the rest, and thus the whole continent fell into war. AJP Taylor an English historian once said that alliances "created an excessively rigid diplomatic framework, within which relatively small detonators could produce huge explosions." (Defense Alliances - The World at War) World War I took place mainly in Europe, which lasted from August 4th 1914 until November 11th 1918 (Rosenberg), which ended with 4 years of constant bloodshed. World War I started when a group of Serbian patriots killed the next heir of the Austria-Hun... ... middle of paper ... ...se Alliances - The World at War." Worldwarcauses.wikidot.com, 2014.
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