His 1307 - Origins of the Great War

His 1307 - Origins of the Great War - Nick Wright 10-23-07...

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Nick Wright 10-23-07 HIS 1307 Dr. Francis Origins of the Great War World War I, also known as the Great War is arguably one of the most tragic wars in the history of the world. At the conclusion of the war around ten million soldiers had died and more than twenty million were wounded. This war included about six of the world’s major powers and was perhaps the first modern war. The causes of the Great War are not agreed upon but they can be divided mainly into long and short term factors. It appears that the primary causes of the Great War are the long term. One of these is the formation of the Triple Entente. This alliance was partly a consequence of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria. This alliance lasted throughout the war. Another major cause is the Naval Arms Race between the major world powers. They were each concerned with their technological and military status compared with the others and wanted to ensure that if a war occurred, they’d come out on top. Closely associated with this factor is the
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