Causes of World War I
The underlying causes of World War I, which began in the The Balkans in late July 1914, are several. Among these causes were political, territorial, and economic conflicts among the great European pow...
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The events in Europe leading up to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914.
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, one of...
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New Imperialism
The New Imperialism (sometimes Neoimperialism or Neo-imperialism) was a period of colonial expansion—and its accompanying ideologies—by the European powers, the United States of America and the Empire...
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World War I naval arms race
The phrase World War I naval arms race most often refers to the Anglo-German dreadnought race that is often cited as a factor in kindling the war. It can also refer to at least three other naval arms ...
Cult of the offensive
The cult of the offensive refers to a strategic military dilemma, where leaders believe that offensive advantages are so great that a defending force would have no hope of repelling the attack; conseq...
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May Overthrow
The May Coup (Serbian: Мајски преврат, Majski prevrat) was a coup d'état in which Serbian King Alexander Obrenović and his wife, Queen Draga, were assassinated inside the Royal Palace in Belgrade on t...
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Pig War (Serbia)
The Pig War (Serbian: Свињски рат/Svinjski rat) or Customs War (Царински рат/Carinski rat) was a trade war between Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Serbia in 1906–08 in which the Habsburgs unsuc...
Bosnian crisis
The Bosnian crisis of 1908–09, also known as the Annexation crisis or the First Balkan Crisis, erupted when, on 6 October 1908, Austria-Hungary announced the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, terr...
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First Balkan War
The First Balkan War (Turkish: Birinci Balkan Savaşı, Bulgarian: Балканска война, Serbian: Први балкански рат Prvi Balkanski rat, Greek: Α΄ Βαλκανικός πόλεμος), which lasted from Octob...
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Second Balkan War
The Second Balkan War was a conflict which broke out when Bulgaria, dissatisfied with its share of the spoils of the First Balkan War, attacked its former allies, Serbia and Greece, on 16 (O.S.)/29 Ju...
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Historiography of the Causes of World War I

Straight after the war Allied historians argued that Germany was solely responsible for the start of the war; a view reinforced by the inclusion of 'war guilt' clauses within the Treaty of Versa...
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Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, one of...
Assassination of Franz Ferdinand - Wikipedia
Massacres of Albanians in the Balkan Wars
A series of massacres of Albanians in the Balkan Wars were committed by the Serbian and Montenegrin Army and paramilitaries, according to international reports.During the First Balkan War of 1912-13, ...
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Powder keg of Europe
The "Powder keg of Europe", sometimes alternately known as the "Balkan Powder Keg", refers to the Balkans in the early part of the 20th century preceding World War I. In this time period there were a...
Historiography of the causes of World War I

Straight after the war Allied historians argued that Germany was solely responsible for the start of the war; a view reinforced by the inclusion of 'war guilt' clauses within the Treaty of Versa...
Historiography of the causes of World War I - Wikipedia
Anglo-German naval arms race
The Anglo–German naval arms race of the early 20th century preceded and was one of the several intertwined causes for World War I.There were also other naval buildups in several other countries ...
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Triple Entente
The Triple Entente (from French entente [ɑ̃tɑ̃t] "friendship, understanding, agreement") was the alliance linking the Russian Empire, the French Third Republic, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain...