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Alysia CristWalden UniversityWeek 3There were four things that led to World War 1, nationalism, imperialism, militarism, and the alliance system. World War 1 began as a conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, after on June 28th, 1914, “a Serbian nationalist assassinated the Austrian Archduke and heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo, Bosnia”, (Goff, Moss, Terry, Upshur, & Schroeder, 2012). Nationalism played a role as most countries involved in the “Great War” felt as if they were superior to the opposed. “Imperialism is when a powerful nation-state seizes territories outside its own borders, transforming and governing them as colonies”, (Llewellyn, Southey, &Thompson, 2014). This was a problem because during the early 1900’s there was a scramble tocolonize the last remaining territories by Germany, France, and Britain, especially in Africa. Militarism was a factor because with all of these European nations expanding their militaries other European nations took this as a threat and began to the same thing. “Most government and

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