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Gareth White answered 2 months ago

It started on the 28th July 1914. The reason why World War I started was because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. He was killed by a Serbian-nationalist terrorist group called the Black Hand.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 2 months ago

The reasons for the war could have been many and long over due, but the spark of the war was that terror act of killing of the Archduke  Franz Ferdinand.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

There are many factors that cause the First World War but all begins by the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife Sophia, by the Serbian nationalist Gavirlo Princip on june 28,1914.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 2 months ago

The real reason for the WW1 is much more complicated than a simple list of causes. While there is a chain of events that led to the war, the root causes are much deeper and are part of continued debate and discussion.
 
However, these are several reasons that are well-known to cause WW1.
Mutual Defense Alliances
Before the WW1, European countries formed defence alliances which made them must go to war when their ally was attacked. 
Imperialism
Before the WW1, western countries colonized Asian and African countries to increase their power. It promoted rivalry and create a situation that ignited the war.
Militarism
As the world entered the 20th century, big countries began to increase their military power. At that time, Germany had tremendous military build-up.
Nationalism
It was a movement that held greater responsibility for WW1. It is a movement where each country wanted to show their dominance and power.
The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
We can call this the ribbon-cutting ceremony of WW1. After the chain of events has been completed, the war finally begun. And it takes the assassination of the Austrian prince to start the war. 
 
If we carefully analyze these causes, it seems that we are in the same situation that caused WW1. Currently, there many militaries and defence alliance with the US leading much of the alliances. We have also seen tremendous imperialism by China through its Belt and Road Initiative. There is also a substantial build-up in major countries, such as the US, China, and Russia. Nationalism also very apparent in these days, especially with Trump as the president of the US by making America First Policy. 
 
We only need the ribbon-cutting ceremony event for the WW3 to occur. With the ongoing US election dispute, I think the probability for that ribbon cutting ceremony is very high.
 
But, I hope that will never happen.
 

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Muda Markus Dolopoto answered 2 months ago

What I know about casus belli of World War 1 is the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife by Gavrilo Princip, a Serb. The incident dragged Germany and Hungary to help Austria attacked Serbia assisted by Russia along with France, England, Italy and the USA on the one side against Germany, Hungary, Austria and Japan on the other.

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Gareth White answered 2 months ago

It amazing how many countries got involved and how many people lost their lifes in the end.

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Edward Duffy answered 2 months ago

You all forget the great battles in Turkey, the Middle East and France which ended up defining a nation. USA did not enter WW1 until the end of 1916 or early 1917.
There is nothing wrong with being nationalistic as D Trump has been going on about for 4 years as at present countries are losing their identity and people are losing there job through corporate greed because investors

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

It was a very sad for the humanity, many innocents people have lost their lives, the consequences have still their impacts in many countries .the world should learn to forgive the mistake of others to promote peace and love ; there will be not winner in war.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 2 months ago

Edward —¬†Yes, there is nothing wrong with that. But, it is one of the reasons that a government be more aggressive in defending their country and formulated foreign policy that is prone to conflicts. And historically, it is one of the causes of a great World War.
 
Leno — There is a winner in war, Leno. However, it costs a lot of innocent lives. The US owed their dominance and power to the winning of the first and second world war, as well as the cold war. If the US also win the war against China, then they will retain their dominance for a longer period.

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Eli Davis Keinamura answered 2 months ago

 Competition  among Nations which resulted into formation of military  groups was also responsible for WW 1.The need to find out who was superior,led to formation of blocks which calminated into arms race.Countries competing for aquisition of guns.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

Yes i understand what you have explained, the US retain their dominance for long periods of time. but those innocents people who have lost their lives, do you think none of them were from US ? Of course, US had also lost many lifes as well as soldiers. Human have to understand that peace is the only things that bring victory and we have to accept each other.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 2 months ago

The WW1 started between 1914 and 1915 and the primary reason for the war is the killing of Austrian residents (Ferdinand ).

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

The real causes of World War I, included politics, secret alliances, imperialism, and nationalistic pride. However the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, which started a chain of events leading to war.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

I have provided the same answer with you before, Leno. The cause of WW1 is indeed deeper than most people have known, and even the real cause is still debatable. Imperialism, alliances, and nationalism are like a tank of oil, and the killing of Archduke Ferdinand is a small fire that starts the burning of the entire tank.

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