What caused the First World War?

The First World War was a complex conflict. With conflict including each continent it tore apart the existing order and plunged the world into chaos. How did this war break out? Why was a conflict able to become so widespread? Over on schoolshistory.org.uk there is a great overview of the way that different factors combined. These causes of the First World War are a combination of short and long term affairs. The include relatively small things alongside major concerns and demands.

Causes of the First World War

 

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