Why WW1 broke out in 1914.
A world war is when all continents in the world are involved in one war. On the 28th of July 1914 the First World War was declared. There were different and more complicated causes to this war and a final trigger that set it all off.
One cause was the rivalries in Europe. This was Britan vs Germany because of them both wanting to have the most ships in the navel race. Another reason was because Germany was jealous of Brittan’s big empire. Then you had France vs Germany this dated back to 1870 when a previous war involving the two countries had took place. Germany won the war and annexed a piece of France called Alsace and Lorraine since then France never forgot about this and plotted for revenge. Finally you had Austria vs Russia this was because Austria wanted to annexe the Balkan states which shared the same slav culture as Russia, Russia did not want them to change this, But without saying they were both very suspicious and jealous of one another. All the rivalries of these countries grew feelings of inevitably this led to war because all these countries started building up forces e.g arms and weapons.
These alliances were another reason. They said that if anything happened to one country it would have back up and helped to fight with its alliance. In WW1 there were two main alliances which were the Triple Alliance made up of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy and Triple Entente There was Russia, France and Great Britain. These were important because they meant that some countries had no option but to declare war if one of their allies declared war first. This is called a domino effect, it can turn a local crisis into a European even world wide as it did explosion! These causes above are long term causes of why WW1 broke out.
Another cause was the Schlieffen plan that ended up mixing with the Treaty of London. This was Germanys plan on how they could attack France through Belgium and then go back to fight Russia. This led...