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Causes of World War 1 Essay

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Dan Jones

on 5 October 2012

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Transcript of Causes of World War 1 Essay

Causes of World War 1 There were many reasons that world war 1 started. All of these caused tension and suspicion amgonst the countries. I am going to talk about each cause in detail and hopefully give you an idea of why war broke out. The main reasons for war were: The Scramble for Africa The Alliance system The arms race betwwen German and British navies The Assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand "The scramble for Africa" was when the European countries all scrambled for the African countries to build their empires. The various European countries invaded and colonised the African countries to gain power over their neighbouring countries This caused lots of tension between the countries and is one of the causes of world war 1. Due to the growing suspicions and tension between the European countries, the countries began to make alliances and treaties, in preparation for war. The Dual Alliance 1879: Germany and Austria-Hungary made an alliance to protect themselves from Russia.

The Triple Alliance 1882: Germany and Austria- Hungary made an alliance with Italy to stop Italy from taking sides with Russia

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