|Main causes for WWI
Four Main Reasons for World War I
World War I began on July 28, 1914, with the declaration of war by Austria-Hungary on Serbia, and hostilities between the Allied and Central Powers continued until the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918, a period of 4 years, 3 months, and 14 days. There were four main causes for the World War. They were Nationalism, Imperialism, Military Expansion, and Crises Foreshadowing the War.
Nationalism created great political tensions between single nation states such as France and Germany, and threatened the stability of multi-nation states such as Austria-Hungary. These were reflected in nationalistic propaganda, an arms race between the majors, and trade barriers and tariffs, which worsened tensions further.
Imperialism lead to many colonial interest problems. France, Britain, and Germany were having problems over who should get colonies in Africa. Many peace treaties were signed so that war wouldn’t be an option. ...