2 . World War I Was Caused Due To A Mix Of Several Factors.

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2 World War I was caused due to a mix of several factors. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the immediate cause of World War I. Franco- Prussian war, Accession of Wilhelm II to the German throne, The Russo- Japanese war, Entente Cordiale, Moroccan Crisis, Bosnian Annexation Crisis, Italo-Turkish War, Balkan Wars, July Ultimatum were other events that preceeded the Great War. The sinking of the Lusitania was a describing moment for the United States during World War I, often also called the Great War. The…show more content…
The result of the war against the Japanese was a huge blow for the Russians who lost almost the whole Baltic and Pacific fleet. German militarism and especially the expansion of naval power persuaded Great Britain that Germany may soon establish itself as a dominant power on the Continent. The Moroccan Crises - the Tangler Crisis (1905-1906) and Agadir Crisis (1911) incensed by the Germans with the intention to cause pressure between France and Britain that just finished an alliance. The takeover of the provinces that were occupied by the Dual Monarchy since 1878 was bitterly disputed by Serbia that was closely related to the provinces both properly and geographically. The Italo-Turkish War that took place between 1911 and 1912 did not pose any large danger to accord in Europe. In 1912, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Bulgaria formed the Balkan League, a military alliance against the Ottoman Empire. Within a few months, the Balkan allies stripped the Ottoman Empire of its belongings in the Balkans and divided the conquered territory among themselves. The event when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated while they were visiting Sarajevo provoked the course of events that directly led to the outbreak of World War I but it did not cause it. Soon after, the Austro-Hungarian troops invaded Serbia and started the devastating World War I. The forces of nationalism, imperialism, and military
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