What was the most important cause of world war 1

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What was the most important cause of World War 1 On Sunday 28th June, 1914, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, part of a Serbian Terrorist Group, called the Black Hand at Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovnia. This event and the tension between Europe was a trigger that set off declarations of war and resulted in World War 1. Tensions had been building up in Europe for decades through Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism, and Alliances, and these tensions had reach such a point that an event was needed to break these tensions. This was the assassination of the Archduke. Therefore the assassination, Nationalism, Militarism, Imperialism and…show more content…
Furthermore, Britain in particular, used its navy and merchant navy to dominate overseas trade, which also provided a source of irritation to the Germans. The Germans embarked on a program of massive naval spending in order to create a navy capable of challenging Britain's domination of the sea. This caused considerable concern in Britain and tensions between the Germans and the Britain. Once the trigger was fired, the assassination

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