Political Causes Of World War 1

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World War I otherwise known as the Great War is a war that had its origins in Europe and was fought between the years 1914 to 1918. It is reported to be one of the largest wars ever fought in history. More than seven million civilians and nine million fighters died in the war. Although there were several events that led to the start of the war, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the immediate cause (Mulligan, 2017) There were two sides to the war: the Central Powers Bulgaria, Germany, Ottoman Empire and Austria Hungary and the Allied Powers which are Belgium, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and America. The end of this war brought about revolutions in the countries that were involved and some underwent political changes.
Nationalism, Imperialism, and Militarism
Nationalism can be defined as an extreme case of patriotism and loyalty that is displayed by a person to their country. A person who practices nationalism will place the interests of their country before those of any other country. In the 20th century nationalism was very much wide spread leading it to become one of the causes of the World War I (Mulligan, 2017) Before the War, most Europeans believed their country to be better than the others since it gave them too much confidence in their country. Nationalism also made the citizens of the various countries believe that their neighboring countries to be scheming, deceitful, aggressive
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