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Although the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand is cited as the main cause that thrust the world into war, many causes and events led up to World War I. Some of the secondary causes include the mutual def... More »

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There were four main causes of World War I: militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism. The first world war was a direct result of these four main causes, but it was triggered by the assassination of the Austrian... More »

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According to About.com, Germany was not a major cause of the start of World War I. In fact, it was Austria-Hungary that first declared war on Serbia, leading to the beginning of WWI. Not all countries entered into WWI at... More »

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Three key events to note on a timeline of World War I are the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the entrance of the United States into the war, and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles by the Germans. These e... More »

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The immediate cause of World War I was the assassination, in Sarajevo, of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne. The assassination, which was carried out by a Serbian nationalist, led to an Austrian m... More »

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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who would have inherited the throne of the Astro-Hungarian Empire, started World War I. He and his wife were killed by Gavrilo Pincip, a Serbian nationalist, on June 25, 191... More »

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Germany initially became part of the first World War due to the treaty it had with Austria-Hungary, which had declared war on Serbia due to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. France and Russia were both also ... More »

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