The Most Important Cause of Wwi

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The Most Important Cause of WWI was the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Do you Agree? The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand was not the only reason the war started. There were other causes that put together made a time bomb. The assassination was just the spark which boosted the countdown. Though the spark was important, it is not the only thing that started this war. The Time bomb was due to explode at some time. The first part to make the explosive was the expansion of kingdoms. This caused competition between countries. France and UK had conquered the most countries after which came Germany And Russia, although a big chunk of the land had Germany conquered was the Sahara desert. This was basically Imperialism. Imperialism is when a country increases their power and wealth by bringing additional territories under their control. Before World War 1, Africa and parts of Asia were points of contention amongst the European countries. This was especially true because of the raw materials these areas could provide. The increasing competition and desire for greater empires led to an increase in confrontation that helped push the world into World War I. The war wouldn't have been a world war without the expansion of kingdoms. It would have been a war but not consisting of the whole world. This is only the first part of the Bomb. The second part was the militarism. UK had a very strong Navy force and the Russians if fully prepared could be unstoppable. By 1914, Germany had the greatest increase in military buildup. Great Britain and Germany both greatly increased their navies in this time period. Further, in Germany and Russia particularly, the military establishment began to have a greater influence on public policy. This increase in militarism helped push the countries involved to war. Another and a very important part of this war was the

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