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Why Did The Great War Break Out In 1914

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a. The Great War broke out in August of 1914. The ground had been prepared with long-standing alliances, strategies for war, and the building up of military technologies. With the use of heavy artillery, machine guns, and airplanes. Most were expecting a short and decisive conflict. However, the war dragged on for more than four years. It was considered a total war, mobilizing entire societies and producing unprecedented horror. According to The Making of the West by Lynn Hunt, “a total war, meaning one built on the full mobilization of entire societies” (Hunt 822). The countries involved in the war were able to get their soldiers, citizens, as well as establishing industrial capabilities of the nations involved. I wouldn’t consider the most
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