Was Germany To Blame For WW1

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Was Germany to Blame for World War One? One hundred years after the brutal bloodshed of World War One, the conflict which involved almost every country in the world, is still known as “The Great War". The number of casualties in World War I, both military and civilian, totals to around 37 million: 16 million deaths and 21 million wounded. Around 9.7 million military personnel and 6.8 million civilians were killed, not to mention those who went missing or were never found. A question that still lingers, even one hundred years later, is what caused this? Which circumstances could have led to a war so large and so deadly? In truth, there was no single cause for the outbreak of the First World War. The causes are much more complex than those…show more content…
On the 28th of June 1914, Ferdinand had selected a Serbian national holiday to parade through Sarajevo, the capitol of Bosnia. Gavrilo Princip, along with the rest of 'Young Bosnia ' (a group made up of young Serbs, Croats and Bosnians who wanted unification of the Slavs) shot and killed Ferdinand. Despite the group being primarily based in Bosnia and the fact that Princip was a Bosnian by birth, Austria-Hungary concluded that Serbia must have been
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