On 28 June 1914 a Serbian shot an Austrian. Within six weeks many of the countries of Europe had become involved in a war that was to cause the deaths of 10,000,000 soldiers. Why did this happen?
Here are some typical exam questions about the causes of World War I:
- Why did World War I begin in August 1914?
- Why did the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand lead to the outbreak of a major European War within six weeks?
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