The Beginning of WW1
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The Beginning of the War


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World War 1 started as a result of intense nationalism, and militarism. This division of balances of power broke the two into two rival alliances, and competition for overseas empires. The main reason WW1 started was the fact that Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Hapsburg throne, was assassinated by a 19 year old student named, Gavrilo Princip. The whole country of Europe just sat back and waited for Austria-Hungary to retaliate to the assassination. Austria-Hungary did, they declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Russia became allies with Serbia. Germany then declared war on Russia on August 1, 1914; and on France on August 3, 1914. The French and British responded by declaring war on Germany, on August 3 and 4, 1914. And no sooner later, Austria-Hungary declared, on August 6, 1914, war on Russia. This was the begin of World War 1.

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