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None of the European power wanted World War I, but they feared Germany. Germany was newly unified, and was beating the European powers in population and Industry. France wanted to recover the Alsace-Lorraine. Britain was a country used to being on the ocean, so they felt threatened by Germanyís colonial expansion and William IIís insisting on a large navy. Russia and Austria feared pressure on their unstable empires. In 1894, russia made an alliance with France, and Great Britain settled itís differences with France in the Entente Cordiale in 1904 forming the Triple Entente.
The assassination, with Serbian Knowledge, of the liberal Austrian archduke Francis Ferdinan in Sarajevo in June 1914 was the spark that set off the war. Germany assured Austria full support, which resulted in an Austrian ultimatum that serbia could not accept. Austria declared war with Serbia. Russia mobilized to defend Serbia, then Germany declared war on France. To avoid the French fro...
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