Causes of World War I

The First World War had many causes; the historians probably have not yet discovered and discussed all of them so there might be more causes than what we know now.  The spark of the Great War was the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife by a … Read more

World War I, 1914-18, also called the Great War

World War I, 1914-18, also called the Great War, conflict, chiefly in Europe, among most of the world’s great powers. On one side were the Allies (chiefly France, Britain, Russia, and the U.S.); on the other were the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey). Prominent among the war’s causes were the imperialist, territorial, and economic … Read more