World War I And The Great War

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Whenever you come across World War I, don’t you ever deeply think about how it all started? Who would have known that just 2 pulls of a trigger could have triggered a demoralizing World War? World War I, also known as “The Great War,” was a war that primarily took place in Europe. It officially started on the 28th of July in 1914 and it unexpectedly lasted until the 11th of November in 1918 (about 4 years). The most predominant countries that fought in this war include Great Britain, France, Russia, and Germany. This war left many people in shock as it surprisingly ended up killing more than over 9 million combatants and just over 7 million civilians (World War I). WWI is known to being one of the most fatal wars in the history of the earth. When many people think of World War all that really comes to mind is killing. But do you really know what triggered this deadly conflict? In this report, I will be touching upon a few causes that led up to WW1. The main causes of World War I include Nationalism, Imperialism, Militarism, Alliances, and the Assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Arch-Duke. I will mainly be talking about the death/assassination of Austro Hungarian Arch-Duke, since I find it interesting how the death of a single man and his wife can prompt such a massive war.

Austro-Hungarian Arch-Duke, known as Franz Ferdinand was born on December 18 in 1863 in Graz, Austria and was assassinated on the 28th of June in 1914 in Sarajevo. As a young man, Franz Ferdinand…

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