Why did war break out in 1914
The War of 1914-18 began in August 1914. There are various reasons as to why the war started, and everyone has been debating what the main cause was for years.
3 fuses – empire, an arms race, allies
Spark- assassination of archduke Franz
Many countries had signed treaties and this made them get involved
Rivalry between France and Germany
Slavs wanted to break away from Austro-Hungarian
Germans supported Austro-Hungarian to punish Serbians for assassination
Germans and Austro-Hungarians believed that they would easily defeat. Considered Russian army to be inferior, did not think Britain would get involved
Wars in Balkans and Serbia emerged victorious (1912-1913)
Britain France and Russia were allies
Huge war triggered by alliances and assassinations mainly
If Austria hadn’t got Germany to back them up they would have not have invaded Serbia
World War 1 shook the world
Brought down 4 empires
eaths that took place each day on the gory battlefields of the war. Altogether eight million soldiers lost their lives fighting in the trenches. The system of trenches stretched across Europe from the English Channel to Switzerland and soldiers faced their foe across a few hundred metres of churned up ground with barbed wire known as 'No Man's Land'. The grounds in and around the trenches were turned into a huge ocean of mud because of the rain and exploding bullets. It was impossible to attack the other side's trenches effectively because they were so greatly secured. Twenty million people were wounded and there was an extensive destruction, which ravaged cities and their civilian populations. The First World War lasted for four whole years and broke out in 1914 due to a number of reasons. The reasons that led the nations of Europe and later the world to go to war in 1914 are complex, and it is impossible to say the war started because of one single cause. There are a series of events, which...