World War 1 Cause And Effect Essay

Throughout history there have been countless wars, and tragedies. However, none of those horrific events are comparable to the first World War. World War I was one of the most, if not the most bloodshed war, but what caused this horrendous war? There are many underlying causes of World War I, but the biggest cause of it was the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The assassination of the duke resulted in European nations to form alliances, and those alliances also lead to major conflicts, and battles. The assassination took less than a split second, but it was the first touch of a domino effect. A single moment can rupture the world.
World War I was a time of struggle for Europe. World War I also called “The Great War,”
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To begin with, all of the European nations were hungry for power, and territory. They just needed a reason to start a war, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was the perfect spark. Serbia was eager to start a war with Austria, but in order to start a war with Austria, Bosnia funded a terrorist organization better known as ‘The Black Hand’. In 1914, the Archduke of Austria, traveled to the Bosnian city Sarajevo, where both the archduke, and his wife were shot by Gavrilo Princip, a member of The Black Hand. Austria then declared war on Serbia for their responsibility of the assassination, and the delicate peace between Europe 's great nations collapsed, thus beginning the disastrous combat now known as World War I. Russia at the time was already allied with Serbia, which meant that they would defend Serbia against Austria. Austria then sought the backing of their German allies. Later on France declares to join Russia in defending Serbia from Austria, and Germany. Following France, Britain also joined Russia, and Serbia, as well as Italy who played less of a role in the war. To summarize, two sides were established, and all of Europe is now in war with itself, all of this caused by a single death of an Austrian Duke. All of the alliances formed throughout the World War I could not have been prevented because every nation in Europe was eager to gain power, and territory, although the …show more content…
It started a chain of events that ultimately lead to World War I. To think that one of the most horrific wars in history was caused by a single murder of a man is bizarre. To think that all the people that were shot, wounded, and killed throughout the Great War was all because of a single murder of a man is disturbing. Millions of lives were taken because of just one. The assassination of the archduke lead to alliances formed, which resulted in a major split throughout Europe. The assassination also produced major conflicts throughout Austria that eventually lead to major battles throughout Europe. The assassination highlights how a split second can unravel the

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