General Causes
Military Buildup Defense Alliances Nationalism Colony Disputes

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This shows Europe during the time frame of World War One exposing the defense alliances that interconnected each of the countries.

Among the European powers, there are four general causes of World War One. These four causes are the military buildup within each country, formation of defense alliances between certain countries, buildup of nationalism among the populace and higher authorities, and dispute between existing colonies of the European countries.

Each of these factors inevitably brought the countries closer to war mostly by means of fear, connectedness, and pride. To explore each of the causes in detail, please refer to the links above.

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