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World War One, also known as the “Great War” was a 4 years war beginning in 1914 and ending in 1918. It was a war that happened, and you asked yourself “why?”. The whole war was a series of gun “tag” between different allied countries. In one trench was France, Belgium, and Europe, in the other was Germany and Austria-Hungary. One side would charge the other to try to defeat them. When too many were dead, they would retreat and the other side would charge at them. This war lasted for four bloody years. The causes of World War One was Militarism throughout a country, Nationalism within people for their country, and Imperialism among all of the countries.

The first cause of the world war was Militarism
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Imperialism is when countries take over a colonie and own it as their own. Once countries had taken over an entire country and cover it with colonies, it is now ruled by multiple countries. If a gold mine is found right on the border of two colonies, who gets it? There isn't a ruler to decide who, so they either both don't get it or they fight over it. Of course any country would want to be more wealthy and take the gold for themselves. A huge conflict comes up when the they both want it so the only solution is war. War is most effective to resolve most of any conflict back in this day and age because everyone wanted the same thing and wouldn't share. There was a “Scramble for Africa” from 1876-1914 when the European countries were taking over Africa, colonie by colonie. By the end of the “scramble” France had the most colonies within Africa. Britain was the most powerful when it came to imperializing a country. For them it was so simple because of their army and naval forces. But other countries had a hard time getting colonies because they had to have many bloodshed wars to get them. Russia was trying to expand their imperial and take over Korea and southern China, which Japan was not okay with. Japan then declared war on them in 1904, but ended quickly in 1905.

World War One was caused by militarism, nationalism and imperialism. The war ended in 1918 with the Treaty of Versailles. But because of the land being torn up everywhere, there was a horrible economic collapse with shortages of food and land, there was higher prices on items and people getting payed less. This collapse paved the road for World War Two to

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