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Question by jessica
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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when did world war one start?



Answer by dezz
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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ummmmm i dono go ask the person who started it !!!!!!

 

Answer by blahblahblag
Submitted on 5/28/2004
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ummm.... im not sure could anyone tell me?

 

Answer by Tezza
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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IN 1914

 

Answer by shannon
Submitted on 6/2/2004
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world war one simply started in 1914 and thats when all the wars fell into place

 

Answer by chewy
Submitted on 6/8/2004
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simply 1914 durrrrr even i knew dat n i'm a blonde

 

Answer by RG
Submitted on 6/14/2004
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World War I broke out by accident. No European government wanted a general war, but most of the European powers perferred to fight rather than back down in the face of diplomatic provocation from their rivals. The spark which provided the excuse to set the armies marching was the assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne in the summer of 1914. Austria immediately accused Serbia of instigating the murderers and issued an ultimatum, whereupon Russia declared her support of Serbia. Once the Russians ordered general mobilization (and they 'had to' because they needed more time to move their forces to the frontiers then their enemies) Austrian, French, and German mobilization orders followed in quick successsion, each triggered by the other. Mobilization plans quickly changed into war plans, because to halt part way through the deployment of military forces would simply create chaos; and chaos invited enemy attack - exactly what mobilization was supposed to prevent ! Civilian leadership was displaced by military leadership, and rival armies plunged across European frontiers 'according to plan'


 

Answer by Cmac
Submitted on 6/15/2004
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world war one started in augest of 1914 and ended in 1918 not a long war but i would reccomend going to your local i liabrary and renting "the war without boarders"we watched it in class

 

Answer by B.T
Submitted on 9/1/2004
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It like started in 1914 or sumthink!! It went 4 like 4 years or sumthink!! Thats really long..... yeah...

 

Answer by HahahaLalalaAugg
Submitted on 9/9/2004
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duh, in 1914, but like, what day EXACTLY???

 

Answer by jimpal
Submitted on 9/13/2004
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its wen all dese paepales gets blwn up and killed

 

Answer by TimI
Submitted on 9/20/2004
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on 28 June 1914, the heir to Austrian throne was killed in Serbia. Austria invaded Serbia, Russia came to Serbia's aid, and Germany supported Austria. Fearing war on two fronts, Germany invaded Belgium and France. Britain then declared war on Germany.

 

Answer by blahhhhhhhhh
Submitted on 9/23/2004
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i dont no but it was in 1914 sumtime av a gess

 

Answer by blahhhhhhhhh
Submitted on 9/23/2004
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i dont no but it was in 1914 sumtime av a gess

 

Answer by zoe
Submitted on 10/12/2004
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In 1914 the first ww started. Britain won it after the battle had been going on for 4 years

 

Answer by kiwi
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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what were the general problems that lead up to wold war one

 

Answer by karan
Submitted on 10/21/2004
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cool got anything else ?

 

Answer by Karan
Submitted on 10/21/2004
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WHAT WAS THW ATMOSPHERE LIKE IN WORLD WAR 1?

 

Answer by xBubblexBabiiex
Submitted on 10/26/2004
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In Aug 1914

 

Answer by chg bv g
Submitted on 10/27/2004
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thats a stupid thing to ask

 

Answer by babeebear
Submitted on 11/5/2004
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World war 1 started in 1914 and ended it 1918.

 

Answer by Lozzy
Submitted on 11/9/2004
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oooo ... history iz borin any wayz !!

 

Answer by johny wohny
Submitted on 11/9/2004
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when did the world war two start?

 

Answer by johny wohny
Submitted on 11/9/2004
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when did the world war 2 start?

 

Answer by shorty
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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lick my balls

 

Answer by shorty
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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your mama told me in the bed last night

 

Answer by snookie
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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yall are all stupid

 

Answer by chelsea
Submitted on 12/1/2004
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1914 duh !!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by charley
Submitted on 12/2/2004
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errrm well i dont bloody know! go ask ur mum

 

Answer by wvwm33
Submitted on 12/4/2004
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Was it an accident that an "assassin" just happen to be laying in wait at the wrong address that the driver of the Austrian heirs "mistakingly" delivered them to?

wvwm33

 

Answer by jhyutf
Submitted on 12/5/2004
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don't ask me!!
how would i no anything bout it?? history iz boring

 

Answer by dopey
Submitted on 12/12/2004
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wot startd da bloody war?

 

Answer by dfr
Submitted on 12/14/2004
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1934 even i knew that you  just playing


 

Answer by jenny
Submitted on 12/15/2004
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im not gonna tell u cause if i do u'll know 2!

 

Answer by jamie
Submitted on 12/16/2004
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1914 baby

 

Answer by aziz afghani
Submitted on 12/19/2004
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the ww1 started in 1914 and finished in 1918

 

Answer by No Name
Submitted on 1/3/2005
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The great world war started in 1914 that is after franz ferdinand and his wife got shot and thats how it broke out.

 

Answer by putanginamo
Submitted on 1/3/2005
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november 1, 2005

 

Answer by Elements705
Submitted on 1/4/2005
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1914 and a simple misunderstanding began this war.....most wars are started with misunderstanding or threats or actual physical attacks...now you know how imperfect human beings really are......

 

Answer by amber!rose
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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1914!!!!!!!!! germany was concerned about the alliance bettween france andrussia because it feared a war on 2 fronts!
the schlieffen plan was made in......1905,come on i no that and i'm only 14!

 

Answer by amber!rose
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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1914!!!!!!!!! germany was concerned about the alliance bettween france and russia because it feared a war on 2 fronts!
the schlieffen plan was made in......1905,come on i no that and i'm only 14!

 

Answer by   jk
Submitted on 1/8/2005
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yah it was a long war  four years i think  thats allong time  spend in the trenches  and the losses where huge. but i think whats even worse are the loses peopel experienced  the tsunami  somthing compleetly uncalled for.
  And  as much as westren world is isolated from the deseases such as  aids in  africa and other 5th world ( undeveloped countries) the truth is that thier on going loseses are enourmous.  The truth i that i don't really know how to help beacuse as much as we would like to think  that all the money we give to those organisations help the thruth in most cases is that only about 30 percent of the money u give actually reaches them because  many times the  places you give your money two spends your money to buy things such as flyers and stamps. hmm im really of topic bye  

 

Answer by adiya
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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duuuuuuuuh! it started in 2005 along time ago.

 

Answer by lostgirl
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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i wanna ask some thing when the hell did the world war 1 start at i have homework due tommorow !!! man plz help me

 

Answer by mel
Submitted on 1/26/2005
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it started in 1914 not long after the franz ferdinand was killed by gavrilo princip killed him and his wife on a trip to serbia as they hated him. there was also alot of other reasons why the war broke out.gavrilo princip was in a gang called the black hand group and they all tryed to kill him but all off his mates failed whe he took a wrong turning gavrilo was sitting in a coffe shop and he saw them he ran outside and shot one bullet that hit his wife and the second hit him in the neck and rupptured his vain. they both died and they had two children at home as well as the one she was expecting. i also think that if they had not taken the wrong turning the war would not have broke out in 1914 and all of the men who had to fight in the war would have had a longer life  

 

Answer by jhjhjhmh
Submitted on 1/27/2005
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you guys r bored if u want to talk about WWI

 

Answer by Carmen
Submitted on 1/30/2005
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your wrong Cmac it started in July 28th of 1914 it happened in <a href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=Europe&v=56">Europe</a>.

 

Answer by loser
Submitted on 2/2/2005
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love will come to you right away if u snowboard!!!!

 

Answer by jeff
Submitted on 2/5/2005
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i think it is on the 28th july in 1914....28of july is my birthday>.<!!!

 

Answer by ollie
Submitted on 2/7/2005
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you are all losers

 

Answer by king
Submitted on 2/8/2005
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ur rong  lol

 

Answer by Traci
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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When Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in August 1914, right?

 

Answer by jay
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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i want to know exacly HOW it tarted

 

Answer by jay
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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i want to know exacly HOW it started

 

Answer by kid
Submitted on 2/16/2005
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this guy had a girlfriend and this other guy
slept withy her so he killt him

 

Answer by xxxKissesxxx
Submitted on 2/20/2005
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WW1 BEGAN IN THE 27TH AUGUST 1914 AND ENDED IN Nov 1918 xx

 

Answer by J
Submitted on 2/22/2005
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worldwar1

 

Answer by richie
Submitted on 2/23/2005
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duh 1914

 

Answer by nothin
Submitted on 2/25/2005
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I believe that it started on august the year of 1914, and ended on the year of 1918. But I'm not sure on what day it actually started and that's my only question.

 

Answer by bob
Submitted on 3/3/2005
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uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 

Answer by jan
Submitted on 3/7/2005
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in 1914 duhhhhhhhhhhh its not that hard

 

Answer by lizzy
Submitted on 3/11/2005
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World war 1 was first declared on the 10th of August 1914. The tensions between the european countries had been building up and there had been several small wars and fights.  

 

Answer by princess
Submitted on 3/12/2005
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if ur on this internet sight its cause u need info on world war I well go look it up in a book dumb ass! well all i no it started in 1914 and ended in 1918

 

Answer by Ash-Angel
Submitted on 3/15/2005
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ummm. it was on August of 1914, and it ended in 1918. i think! what eva!!!

 

Answer by abdullah1236
Submitted on 3/18/2005
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you guys are all dumb, it started in  november 11 1914 and ended in november 11 1918. by the way, RG is a nerd!!

 

Answer by TARNEE
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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1914 EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS

 

Answer by Magical
Submitted on 3/23/2005
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1914-1918
Reson?
   Assasination of the Austria Hungary ruller by Gavrilo Princip.

 

Answer by parksie
Submitted on 3/23/2005
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help me! i gotta write an essay on it n i don't gt it!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by ben
Submitted on 3/23/2005
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world war one started in 1914 the us entered after the German's sunk the Lusitania, a British luxury cruise ship.  also the Zimmerman letter from Germana to Mexico played a majors role

 

Answer by Rizzo
Submitted on 3/31/2005
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it started in 1914 and ended in 1918

 

Answer by monkeynuts
Submitted on 4/6/2005
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in 1914 beyatch

 

Answer by biggdogzz
Submitted on 4/6/2005
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World War one began in 1914

 

Answer by slipknot13
Submitted on 4/9/2005
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it started in 2001 god who asks that question, 'cause that's a f*%#ing dumba.s.s. question. GOD!!!!! DAMB!!!!! IDOITS!!!!!!

 

Answer by betty
Submitted on 4/11/2005
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1914 i think (i dunno really I'm a blond)!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by wert
Submitted on 4/12/2005
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in 1914 arch duke was assasanated

 

Answer by Madeline
Submitted on 4/15/2005
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WW1 started bcoz 2 many people disagreed on things and so that's why war started.The war started in 1914. and on the 25th of April we should have a moment of silence. GOT THAT SEE YA Who Eva Reads Thyis Is The Best

 

Answer by ryan k
Submitted on 4/19/2005
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i wana the exact data

 

Answer by Dirty Kevin
Submitted on 4/19/2005
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who cares its all stupid and boring

xoxo dirty k

 

Answer by Ash
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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World War One started in June of 1914 when Francis Ferdinand was assassinated But Austria didn't declared war until July 28th of 1914, then Germany declared war on August 1st of 1914 and also Germany declared war against France and invaded Belgium. Then Britain declared war on Germany. so the whole war started between June 28th and August 23rd.

 

Answer by Elle
Submitted on 4/24/2005
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World War One (WWI) started in 1914 when Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated.

 

Answer by luce
Submitted on 4/24/2005
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dunno! lol

 

Answer by KM
Submitted on 5/1/2005
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I think it did start in 1914, if you were wondering ask your history teacher and a grandparent, they may know

 

Answer by mayo24
Submitted on 5/1/2005
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WWI started in 1914.... I think. Man I gotta start going to history class.

 

Answer by amy
Submitted on 5/2/2005
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not a long war? The government told the british it would be over by Christmas 1914... they promised. And nothing was really achieved it was a static unherioc war.

 

Answer by hutch
Submitted on 5/2/2005
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wel i m stupid so i dont no he he he i luv bianca n i m a girl

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 5/3/2005
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World war one started in 1914 because a Serbian  
assinated Franz Ferdinard and his wife who were the Duke and Dutchess of Austria. they were assinated because they wouldn't free Siberia and allow them to be independent

 

Answer by Alina
Submitted on 5/9/2005
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World War one started in 1914 and ended in 1918.

 

Answer by Jase
Submitted on 5/12/2005
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Lol if your a korean and if u dun get a thing read this !!

World War Ⅰ

1.배경과 원인
제1차 세계대전은 20세기 초엽 인류가 경험한 최초의 대규모적인 세계전쟁이었는데, 그 발발의 배경에는 19세기 말부터 20세기 초에 걸쳐서 나타난 세계 제국주의의 성립이 있었다. 이 시기에 유럽 제국과 미합중국, 약간 뒤늦게 일본 등에서는 자본주의 경제가 독점단계로 들어가, 각국은 대형화한 경제력의 배출구(판로)를 필요로 했고 이에 따라 이들 국가는 해외에서 식민지나 세력권을 넓히기 위한 격렬한 경쟁을 전개하였다. 그 결과, 세계는 제국주의 열강에 의하여 거의 분할되었으며, 이제는 그 재분할이 열강의 주요한 관심사가 되었다. 그리하여 19세기 말의 쿠바나 필리핀을 둘러싼 미국-스페인전쟁이나, 남아프리카의 보어전쟁(Boer War) 후, 20세기에 들어서 제국주의 열강의 재분할 경쟁의 새로운 초점이 된 것은 ‘아시아의 병든 대국’인 중국과 투르크(터키)였다. 따라서 중국 동북(만주)과 한반도의 지배를 놓고 일본과 러시아 사이에 제국주의 전쟁이 일어난 것도 우연한 일이 아니다. 러 ·일전쟁의 배후에는 각각 영국 ·미국과 프랑스 ·독일이 있으며, 1905년까지 제국주의의 국제 대립의 중심은 동아시아에서의 러시아와 영국 간의 항쟁에 있었다. 그러나 러 ·일전쟁 후 러시아는 후퇴하고, 다시 그 진로를 발칸 ·중근동으로 향했기 때문에, 이후 제1차 세계대전 발발까지 제국주의 열강의 국제 대립의 무대는 종래 오스만 투르크제국의 지배영역이었던 발칸 ·근동지역으로 옮겨졌으며, 그 곳에서 대립의 주역이 된 것은 영국과 신흥 독일이었다.

러 ·일전쟁 후의 세계정세의 새로운 전개는 이미 전쟁 중인 1904년, 영국 ·프랑스협상 성립에 의하여 시작되고 있었다. 이 2대 식민제국은 세계 각지에서의 양국의 대립을 해소하고, 특히 이집트와 모로코를 서로 상대국의 보호령으로 인정하여 협정을 맺었다. 이어 영국과 러시아도 러 ·일전쟁 후 중국에서의 대립이 완화됨으로써 접근하기 시작하여, 독일의 근동진출과 이란에서의 입헌혁명이 직접적 계기가 되어, 양국은 이란에서 서로의 세력권을 확인하는 등, 1907년 영국-러시아협상을 성립시켰다. 이렇게 성립된 3국간의 협상체제는 이들 3국이 세계 가운데서의 식민지 지배체제를 유지하기 위한 힘의 과시인 동시에, 독일 ·오스트리아 ·이탈리아 3국동맹에 대항하여 유럽의 세력균형을 유지하기 위한 외교관계였다. 한편, 3국동맹 내에서는 이탈리아가 오스트리아와의 대립에서 프랑스에게 접근하기 시작하였으므로 독일은 점차 국제적 고립을 더하여 갔다. 3국협상과 3국동맹의 대립의 주축은 영국과 독일로서 그것은 세계시장에서 이미 우월한 지위를 차지한 식민제국과 그 경쟁에 뒤늦게 참가한 신흥 제국주의국간의 대립을 나타내고 있었다. 양국 대립의 근원은 1880년대로 거슬러 올라간다. 1880년대에 시작된 영국의 3C정책(Calcutta ·Cairo ·Capetown을 잇는 지배권)과 독일의 3B정책(Berlin ·Byzantium ·Baghdad를 잇는 지배권) 간의 암투는 1890년대에 들어오면서 독일의 공업과 무역이 영국의 구세력을 위협하자 더욱 첨예화하였으며, 양국은 세계시장에서 격렬한 경제 경쟁을 전개하였다. 뿐만 아니라, 1898년에 독일이 대함대 건설에 나서면서 건함(建艦) 경쟁이 일어났으며 이로써 양국간 경쟁은 더욱 격화하였다. 이와 같은 정세하에서 독일은 프랑스의 모로코 보호령화에 반대하여 1905년 3월, 제1차 모로코사건을 야기시켰으나, 오히려 국제적으로 고립하였고, 영 ·프의 협력관계는 더욱 강화되었다. 또한 1911년 7월의 제2차 모로코사건에서도 영국은 프랑스를 지지하여 전쟁도 불사한다는 강경 태도를 취하였으므로 독일의 외교공세는 두 번 다 실패하였다. 한편 1903년 이래, 독일은 투르크에서 바그다드 철도의 건설을 추진하였고, 또 투르크 육군의 근대화를 지도하여 이 나라에 대한 영향력을 강화하여 갔다. 그리하여 국제적으로 고립함에 따라 독일의 대외 진출의 중점은 근동으로 옮겨졌다. 따라서 이 지역에서의 독일의 3B정책은 지중해로의 진출구인 다르다넬스 ·보스포루스 해협의 지배를 노리는 러시아의 진출과 함께 대영제국의 생명선을 잇는 3C정책에 대한 위협으로 느낀 영국과의 마찰을 증대시켰다. 그러나 제1차 세계대전 전의 국제 대립에서 이른바 주역을 담당하였던 영국과 독일은 서로 예리하게 대립하면서도, 그 행동은 신중하였다. 양국은 1908~12년 해군 군축 교섭을 계속하였고(불성립), 또 근동에서도 오랜 교섭 끝에 타협에 도달하였다. 결국 대전은 양 대국의 직접적인 충돌에서가 아니라, 협상 대(對) 동맹이라는 두 개의 블록 사이의 대립, 특히 양 진영 내에서의 조역 러시아와 오스트리아의 발칸 반도에서의 대립을 직접적 계기로 하여 발발하였다.

발칸은 일찍이 투르크의 지배하에 있었고 ‘유럽의 화약고’였다. 이 곳에 열강, 특히 러시아와 오스트리아가 진출하고 있어서, 러시아는 범슬라브주의를 내걸고 슬라브계 제민족의 결집을 꾀하였으며, 한편 오스트리아는 이 영향을 겁내어, 독일의 지지하에 범게르만주의를 주창하여 이에 대항하였다. 1908년 투르크에 혁명이 일어나고 불가리아가 독립하자, 오스트리아는 슬라브인이 사는 보스니아-헤르체고비나를 병합하였다. 이에 불만을 품은 세르비아는 러시아에 지원을 바랐으나 러 ·일전쟁과 제1혁명(1905)의 후유증에서 아직 회복되지 못한 러시아는 오스트리아 배후의 독일과의 충돌이 두려워 1909년 독일의 오스트리아의 병합정책 지지성명에 굴복하고 말았다. 이 후 러시아는 1912년, 세르비아 ·불가리아 등에게 발칸동맹을 결성케 하였고 같은 해, 동맹은 투르크와 싸워(제1차 발칸전쟁) 승리하였으나 투르크로부터 얻은 영토의 분배를 놓고 불가리아와 세르비아 기타 제국 사이에 1913년 재차 전쟁(제2차 발칸전쟁)이 일어났다. 패한 불가리아는 이후 오스트리아 ·독일에 접근하였으나 세르비아의 승리는 러시아의 범슬라브주의의 승리를 뜻하여 오스트리아는 큰 타격을 입었다. 이리하여 유럽의 일각 발칸에서 제국주의 열강은 자국의 세력 확장 때문에 소국(小國)의 운명을 조종하여 대립을 격화시키고 이 곳에서의 전쟁의 불꽃이 전유럽을 휩쓰는 위험한 정세를 만들어내고 있었다.

2. 대전의 발발
1914년 6월 28일, 긴장이 고조되는 발칸의 일각, 보스니아의 사라예보에서 오스트리아 육군 대연습의 통감(統監)으로 이 곳을 방문한 오스트리아의 황태자 페르디난트 부부가 세르비아의 참모본부 정보부장이 밀파한 7명의 자객 가운데 G.프린치프의 흉탄에 맞아 피살되었다. 오스트리아는 이 사건을 이용하여 세르비아를 타도하고, 발칸에서의 열세를 일거에 만회하고자 하였으며, 독일도 그것을 지지하였다. 오스트리아는 7월 23일, 세르비아가 도저히 받아들일 수 없는 조건을 붙여 최후통첩을 보냈으며, 이것이 일부 거부되자, 즉각 세르비아와 국교를 단절하고 이어 28일에는 선전을 포고하였다. 그 동안, 오스트리아는 7월 5일에 황제 특사를 독일로 보내어 대(對)세르비아 강경방침에 대한 독일측의 양해를 얻었다.

종래의 정설은 독일이 오스트리아에 끌려서 전쟁에 말려들었다고 보았으나 근년의 연구로는 세르비아에 대한 강경방침을 내세우면서도 주저했던 오스트리아의 지도자를 격려하고, 오히려 빨리 전쟁을 개시하도록 압력을 가한 것이 독일측이었음이 밝혀졌다. 독일의 정부 ·군부 지도자가 오스트리아와 세르비아의 전쟁이 러시아나 프랑스까지도 끌어들이는 유럽전쟁으로 될 것을 충분히 알면서도 이와 같은 강경방침을 선택한 것은 깊어져 가는 국제적 고립과 해외 진출에서의 벽에 부닥친 처지를 타개하기 위하여 전쟁의 위험을 무릅쓴다는 결의가 되어 있었기 때문이다. 더욱이 독일이 이 시기를 택한 것은 독일측의 군비강화가 1914년 여름에 그 절정에 달하는 데 대하여, 프랑스나 러시아의 그 시기는 1915년 또는 1916년이었음으로, 따라서 지금이 가장 유리하다고 판단했기 때문이기도 하였다.

한편, 러시아는 7월 28일, 오스트리아의 대(對)세르비아 선전포고에 대하여 즉각 대(對)오스트리아 동원을 하고 30일에는 총동원령을 내려, 이 또한 전쟁의 국지화(局地化)를 불가능케 하였다. 독일은 23~27일 러시아와 오스트리아 사이를 조정해 달라는 영국의 여러 차례의 요청을 무시하거나 거부하였다. 그러나 29일 심야, 영국의 중립 예상이 무너지고 전쟁개입이 확실해지자 독일의 정부 지도자는 그 때까지의 강경한 태도를 약간 바꾸어, 오스트리아에게 러시아와의 교섭에 응할 것을 권장하였다. 그러나 때는 이미 늦어서 ‘7월 위기’는 위기로 그치지 않고 마침내 대전으로 급선회하고 만다.

31일 독일은 러시아에 대하여 총동원령 철회를 12시간의 기한부로 요구하는 최후통첩을 보내고, 러시아로부터 아직 회답이 없는 상태에서, 8월 1일 대러시아 선전포고를 하였다. 더욱이 8월 3일 독일은 프랑스의 벨기에 중립 침범을 비난하여 선전포고를 해놓고서도 스스로, 북서 프랑스 진공(進攻)을 위하여 벨기에에 침입하였고 영국은 이것을 이유로 하여 다음날(4일) 대독 선전포고를 하였다. 이리하여 제1차 세계대전은 이탈리아를 제외한 전유럽 열강이 참가하는 유럽전쟁으로 발전하였다.

3. 전쟁의 경과
독일의 작전은 서쪽에서 프랑스를 먼저 굴복시키고, 이어 동쪽으로 옮겨서 러시아를 칠 계획이었다. 따라서 독일군은 개전 후 가장 먼저 북서 프랑스로 침입, 파리로 육박하였으나 1914년 9월 초순 마른(Marne)의 싸움에서 진격이 저지되었다. 한편 동부전선에서는 러시아군이 의외로 빨리 프로이센으로 침입하였으나, 독일군은 힌덴부르크 원수의 지휘하에 8월말 타넨베르크에서 러시아군을 대패시켰다(타넨베르크전투). 그러나 동서 공히 결정적 승리를 거두지는 못하였으며, 곧이어 참호전(塹壕戰)으로 바뀌어, 전선은 교착(膠着)되었다.

이 사이에 동아시아에서는 일본이 연합국측으로 참전(8.23)하여, 이 기회에 동아시아 및 태평양에서의 독일의 권익을 빼앗고, 특히 중국에서의 발판을 굳히려고 하였다. 한편 전전(戰前) 독일과의 군사적 유대를 강화하고 있던 오스만투르크는 11월 2일 동맹국측으로 참전하였다. 그 때문에 유럽의 전선은 카프카스, 메소포타미아로 넓혀졌으며, 1915년 2월에서 4월에 걸쳐 영 ·프 연합함대는 다르다넬스해협에서 격렬한 공격을 가하였으나 실패로 끝났다.

1915년 4월 서부전선에서 독일군은 최초로 독가스를 영국군을 상대로 사용하였다. 동년 연합국과 동맹국 쌍방에 있어서 가장 큰 관심사는 3국동맹에 속해 있으면서 중립을 지키고 있던 이탈리아의 동향이었다. 참전의 조건에 대하여 양진영과 거래하였던 이탈리아는 결국 동년 4월 ‘런던 밀약’에 의해 ‘미수복지’와 달마티아 등의 영토 획득을 약속받고 5월 23일 오스트리아에 선전하고 연합국측으로 참전하였다. 이탈리아는 군사적으로는 약체이었기 때문에 그 참전이 전국(戰局)에 결정적 영향을 끼치지는 못하였다.

또한 같은 해 9월에는 불가리아가 동맹국측으로 참전하여 독일 ·오스트리아군은 그 협력을 얻어 세르비아를 점령하였다. 한편 1916년 8월에는 루마니아가 연합국측으로 참전하였으나, 곧 동맹군에 의하여 제압되었다. 이와 같이 1915∼16년 동맹국은 동유럽 ·발칸에서 적극적 공세로 나와 전국이 유리하게 전개되었으나, 서부전선에서의 교착상태는 의연 타결되지 않았다. 즉, 16년 2월에서 6월에 걸쳐, 독일군은 베르ㄸ요새에 4회에 걸치는 대공격을 가하여 50만 명의 병사를 희생하며 막대한 탄약을 소모하여 사투를 감행하였다.

그러나 프랑스군은 페탱 장군의 지휘하에 요새를 굳게 지켰으며, 6월 말부터 영 ·프 연합군은 서쪽의 솜(Somme)에서 총반격으로 나왔고, 9월 15일 영국은 최초로 18대의 전차를 병기로서 전장에 투입하였다(솜의 싸움). 약 5개월에 걸친 이 전투에서 영 ·프군은 90만 명, 독일군도 60만 명의 사상자를 내면서도, 승패가 가려지지 않았다.

이와 같은 육상에서와는 달리, 해상에서는 영국이 압도적으로 우세하였다. 독일 해군은 대폭적 증강에도 불구하고 영국에 비하여 수적으로도 열세이어서 개전 이래 북해에 갇히고 말았다. 중요한 해전으로는 1915년 12월 도거뱅크의 해전과 1916년 5월 유틀란트 해전이 있었을 뿐인데, 모두 승패를 가리지 못하였고, 영국의 해상 지배권은 흔들리지 않았다. 이 전쟁에서 신병기로 등장한 전차는 영국에 이어 1917년 프랑스, 1918년 독일이 각각 그 뒤를 이었으며, 주로 정찰용으로 쓰인 비행선은 독일이 처음 사용하였다.

4. 교전국의 국내정세
제1차 세계대전 발발에 즈음하여, 각국 정부는 전쟁이 각각 상대방측의 공격에 의하여 야기된 정당방위의 전쟁이라고 주장하고, 국민에게 그것을 믿게끔 할 수가 있었기 때문에, 어디에서나 드높은 애국심의 고양(高揚)이 엿보였다. 각국의 지도자가 가장 근심한 것은 국내의 사회주의 정당이나 노동조합의 동향이었다. 왜냐하면, 20세기에 들어서면서 사회주의 운동의 국제조직인 제2인터내셔널은 그 대회 때마다 전쟁 반대결의를 하였는데, 특히 1912년의 바젤 대회에서는 제국주의 전쟁에는 혁명이라는 수단으로써 반대한다는 결의를 하였다. 그러나 각국 특히, 서유럽 대국의 사회주의 정당 내부에는 기회주의나 내셔널리즘의 경향이 강하여서 제국주의 전쟁에 단호히 반대하는 자세는 어느 정도 약화되어 있었다.

세계대전이 시작되자 각국의 사회주의 정당은 일부를 제외하고 종래의 슬로건에서 180도 전환하여 전쟁협력으로 내달았다. 특히, 당시 유럽에서 가장 유력한 사회주의 정당이던 독일 사회민주당이 정부의 군사예산에 찬성하고, 정부와 ‘성내평화(城內平和:Burgfriede)’를 맺어(1914.8.4) 전쟁협력을 약속하였으며, 각국의 사회주의 정당이 그 뒤를 따름으로써, 제2인터내셔널은 붕괴되었다. 그러나 전쟁은 예상을 뒤엎고 장기화함으로써 국민에게 막대한 희생을 강요하였다.

이 전쟁 중에 예를 든다면 독일에서는 인구 6,000만 명 가운데 1,100만 명이 동원되었고, 그 중 전사자 177만 명, 부상자 422만 명을 내었으니, 국민 가운데 5명에 1명이 동원되어 그 반수 이상이 사상(死傷)한 것이 되는데, 이 비율은 프랑스에서 거의 같고 영국에서는 약간 떨어진다. 또한 이 전쟁은 공전의 물량(物量) 전쟁으로 이미 개전 당초, 불과 1주일간의 마른의 싸움에서 탄약 100만 발, 솜의 싸움에서는 그 20배인 2,000만 발이 소모되었다. 이와 같은 전쟁 수행을 위하여 각국은 자국의 경제력을 동원하고 경제 전체를 전쟁을 위한 것으로 개편해야 할 필요에 직면하게 되었다. 그러나 전쟁이 장기화하여 국민들 사이에 불만이 높아지자, 각국 정부에게는 국민의 불만을 누르고, 국가의 총력을 기울일 수 있는 강력한 지도체제를 만드는 일이 사활문제가 되었다.

이리하여 영국에서는 1916년 12월에, 로이드 조지 거국일치내각이 만들어졌고, 프랑스에서도 1917년 11월에 클레망소 내각이 성립되었다. 이들 내각은 경제통제를 강화하고, 군수생산을 높이는 한편, 국내외 반전 평화운동을 탄압하였다. 그러나 영 ·프 양국은 식민지에게 식량과 원료의 공급을 강제할 수가 있었을 뿐만 아니라, 인도에서 150만 명, 아프리카에서 100만 명이나 되는 원주민을 병사 혹은 노동자로서 유럽의 전선과 공장에 투입하여, 식민지인의 희생으로써 본국민의 부담을 경감시킬 수가 있었다.

이에 대하여 식민지나 해외시장을 모두 빼앗긴 동맹국측에서는 물자의 부족, 국민생활의 궁핍은 그야말로 심각하였다. 독일에서는 이미 1915년부터 빵의 배급제를 도입하였고, 곧이어 고기 ·우유 ·버터 등도 배급제가 되었다. 1916년 겨울을 예로 들면, 어른 한 사람의 1주일분 배급량은 빵 1,900g, 감자 2,500g, 버터 80g, 고기 250g, 설탕 180g으로서 평상시의 3분의 1에 불과하였다.

더욱이 1916년 말에는 노동력 부족을 보충키 위하여, 국내에 있는 16∼60세의 남자를 탄광이나 공장에 동원하는 힌덴부르크 계획이 실시되었다. 그러나 국민의 불만이 높아짐에 따라 1917년 7월 의회 다수파가 ‘화평결의’를 행한 뒤, 재상 베트만 호르웨크는 강경노선의 군부와 의회 사이에 끼어 맥없이 사임하고, 이후 군부에 의한 사실상의 군사독재체제가 성립되었다. 한편 같은 해 4월 사회민주당에서 ‘성내 평화’에 협력하지 않는 좌파가 따로 분열하여 독립 사회민주당을 결성함으로써 노동자의 반전(反戰) 운동과 스트라이크가 번져갔다.


5. 대전 중의 비밀외교
제1차 세계대전중에 교전국은 결속을 다지고 또한 중립국을 끌어들이기 위하여, 전후의 영토나 세력권의 재분배를 약속하였다. 1915년 협상국측은 이탈리아에게 ‘미수복지’를 비롯하여 터키령과 아프리카의 독일령 식민지 등의 분할을 약속하였다. 또, 불가리아는 세르비아령 마케도니아를 약속받고 동맹국측으로, 루마니아는 헝가리령 트란실바니아의 영유를 미끼로 연합국측에 끌려들었다.

또, 빈사의 ‘유럽의 환자(Sick man of Europe)’ 오스만 투르크의 영토를 에워싸고 영 ·프는 러시아에 다르다넬스 ·보스포루스 양 해협의 영유를 약속하였으며, 다시 영국 ·프랑스 ·러시아 3국은 1916년 5월 사이크스-피코 협정을 맺고 러시아에 흑해 동남 연안을, 프랑스에게 시리아를, 영국에는 남메소포타미아의 영유를 각각 약속하였다. 또한 투르크령 서아시아에서는 아랍인의 독립운동이 고조되었는데, 영국은 1916년 초에 아랍인에게 전후 이 지방에 아랍국가 건설을 약속(마크마옹 선언)하는 한편, 1917년 11월 연합국에 사는 유대인의 협력을 얻기 위하여 같은 지역의 팔레스티나에 유대인의 국가건설을 확약하였다(밸푸어선언).

또 인도에 대하여서도 전쟁협력의 대상(代償)으로서 전후의 자치(自治)가 약속되었으나, 그것도 이루어지지 않은 채로 끝났다. 똑같이 동맹국측에서도 독일은 대전 중 러시아령의 핀(Finn)사람, 발트 3국의 제민족, 폴란드인, 우크라이나인에게 독립을 약속하였으나, 그것은 모두 러시아 제국의 해체를 목표로 한 것이었다. 한편, 일본은 1915년 1월 중국의 위안스카이[袁世凱] 정부에게 산둥성이나 만주, 몽골을 위시한 중국 전토에서의 일본의 권익 획득에 대한 ‘21개조 요구’를 강요하고, 최후 통첩에 의하여 그 대부분을 승인케 하였다.

6. 전쟁의 종결
1917년에 제1차 세계대전은 최종 단계로 접어들었다. 독일은 같은 해 1월, 무제한 잠수함전의 개시를 선언하였는데, 이것은 영국 주변의 해역에서 중립국을 포함한 모든 나라의 상선을 무경고로 격침하여 식량이나 원료를 수입에 의존하는 영국을 굴복시키려고 한 것이었다. 그러나 이 작전은 영국과 경제적으로 굳게 맺어져 있는 미국의 참전을 초래할 것이 분명하였으므로, 미국 참전의 효과가 나타나기 이전에, 즉 6~8개월 이내에 성공을 거두지 못한다면 독일 자신의 패배가 결정적이 되는 위험한 도박이었다. 독일의 잠수함은 이 싸움에서 예정을 상회하는 전과를 올렸으나, 영국도 중립국의 상선까지 동원하여 곤경을 타개하였기 때문에 결국 무제한 잠수함전은 1917년 4월 미국의 참전을 야기시켰을 뿐, 실패로 끝났다.

이리하여 패배가 결정적으로 된 독일에게 있어, 나머지 승리의 최후의 기회라고 할 러시아혁명이 같은 해 3월(러시아曆 2월)에 일어났다. 러시아는 정치 ·경제 체제의 후진성 때문에 장기에 걸치는 총력전에는 견디지 못하여, 군수품 ·식량의 부족, 정정(政情)불안 등으로 고통을 받고 있었다. 3월혁명이 일어나 차르 정부가 쓰러졌고, 이어 11월(러시아曆 10월) 혁명으로 소련 정권이 성립하여, 즉각 정전을 전(全) 교전국에게 제안하였다. 소련정부의 평화 호소와 비밀외교의 폭로는 세계에 충격을 주었는데, 미국 대통령 윌슨은 1918년 1월 ‘14개조 평화원칙’을 발표하여 연합국측의 동요를 억제하려 하였다. 그러나 러시아혁명으로 인하여 제1차 세계대전의 전선의 일각이 무너졌으며, 독일과 러시아는 같은 해 3월 브레스트리토프스크에서 평화조약을 맺었다.

동부전선의 부담에서 해방된 독일은 서부전선에서 최후의 대공세를 폈으나 3~7월의 반복된 공격에도 불구하고 실패로 끝나자, 독일은 이 공격에서 힘이 소진되었고, 7월 18일에는 미군의 증원을 얻은 연합군이 반격으로 나왔다. 이제까지 ‘승리의 평화’를 주장하여 모든 타협을 거부해 오던 군부도 이에 패배를 자인하고, 9월 말에는 연합국에게 휴전 제의를 하도록 정부에 제안하였다. 이와 동시에 군부의 괴뢰내각은 쓰러지고, 의회 다수파로 이루어진 막스 폰 바덴 내각이 성립되었는데, 신내각은 즉시 ‘위로부터의 개혁’을 단행하여 국민의 불만을 가라앉히는 한편, 미국 대통령 윌슨에게 ‘14개조’에 의거하는 화평개입을 제의하였다.

그러나 이 사이에 동맹측은 총 붕괴되어, 9월 30일 불가리아, 10월 27일 오스트리아, 30일에는 오스만투르크로 항복이 잇따랐다. 독일에서도 11월 3일 킬 군항(軍港)에서 수병(水兵)폭동이 일어나 독일혁명이 일어나자, 곧이어 제정(帝政)이 붕괴되고, 임시정부는 11월 11일 연합국과의 휴전조약에 조인하였다. 이리하여 5년에 걸쳐 세계의 민중에게 커다란 희생을 입히고 싸웠던 제국주의 전쟁은 2개의 혁명을 유발시키고, 연합국측의 승리로서 종결되었다.




 

Answer by Ivan the terrible
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What was the aftermath of WW1

 

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chewy u am a total idiot

 

Answer by Tiarne Pearce
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hi peeps i think dat it started in 1914 hehehehe hey if ya hav msn add me Holden_rox_this_world13@hotmail.com

 

Answer by shinobou
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What started the war

 

Answer by cartwright
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i rock because i am the best dancer ever

 

Answer by Madulik
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In 1914

 

Answer by jewels
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well it stated in august of 1914 when fernandez was assassinated.... the austeria hier. thats when all hell broke loose. but mostly causes of ww1 were also imperialism, nationalism and industrialism

thanks

 

Answer by g g g unit
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cause poeple got mad and had butt sex

 

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hello my name is edward dai

 

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i do not know

 

Answer by LiL cHiCa
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World War One Began on June 28th, 1914 and ended November 11th, 1918. It started with the assassination of Arch-Duke, Franz Ferdinand. Or at least that is what most people accept and believe. There was multiple small things that happened before that leading up to it.

 

Answer by Betty
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WW1 started in 1914 on April 25th. and ended sometime in 1918.

 

Answer by Na
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1914-1918

 

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world war one started when ur mom wanted it too god.

 

Answer by M-Taz
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I don't know

 

Answer by Great war ancestor
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Today....August 4th..1914

 

Answer by jmoney3288
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Ahh duh 1914

 

Answer by custodian
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because they are all  gay

 

Answer by BobBlack
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You are all a bunch of pinheads! it started in 1801.

 

Answer by Playgal
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duhhh 1914 !!!!

 

Answer by Playgal
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duhhh 1914 !!!!

 

Answer by blahblah blah
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at a guess 1914  but i only know that beceause that wot everyone else put :)

 

Answer by lee
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ueutit6ei7ie

 

Answer by wolffang
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where did it all happen is the question, not the dates/years but where
ex. Serbia

 

Answer by choong
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1914 power to the black people

 

Answer by Shereen
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Well like the person says above the above.
I praise whoever that was who managed to put that into a simpler way because I don't know squad about why these people fought there war.

 

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I think it started in 1914 but why?????.......

 

Answer by KiKi
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it started in 1914, so my history teacher states...

 

Answer by hello
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world war one started up your ass Jessica

 

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What happens when Hitler and Franz crosses the road?

BLOWJOB!!!! LOL!!!!!

 

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thanx! i needed to know!

 

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wwi wasnt 4 yers long try againwwiwasntyers

 

Answer by lemonade
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boring every1 needs 2 get a life? it started on the 4th August 1914. And ended 11th November @ 11.00 am

 

Answer by piper
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1914 because of the Serbians.

 

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1914 cuz it stuff happend

 

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y wud u go 2 the library its borin

 

Answer by polo
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in 1914

 

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luk it up on the internet duhhhhh!!! lol xxx

 

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who cares about that just watch raw every friay night

 

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please can u find out by now so can do my prodject hamwork

 

Answer by little robter
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it started in September 1938 I think

 

Answer by girl
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1914

 

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it started in 2005 in five dock

 

Answer by THY LORD
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whell to frankly put it, it was caused by a lot of chaps from serbia, who killed a austria-hungarian lord in 1914 due to the chaps own stupidity

 

Answer by frog
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how did world war one start

 

Answer by karlz
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ummm..... just go on google search it and copy and paste the answer

 

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1914 duh>

 

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Meh im only 11 and i know 1914 bioth

 

Answer by Jessica
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World War 1 started in 1914 and lasted till 1918, there were four causes in it and it was a world war! That's where the World War comes from for the name.

 

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i like wars

 

Answer by Me
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First of all, all the other answers are good but the talking'sretarded...and quit answering the answers there

 

Answer by jj
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are you sure it started in 1914. And are you sure it ended in 1918

 

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1914,i just figured that out 2day @ school!

 

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well let me think o maybe it could be in 1914.

 

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1914

 

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helloo

 

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i am not sure cuz i keep on aking google but doesn't eplain to me

 

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1914 the ww1 started i think it was the most heroic war

 

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1914 to 1918/ trust me .. I'm smart! :)

 

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it simply started I'm 1914....i just copied everyone else...seeing as I'm SO fricken dumb....anyone wanna give me your email Addy?

 

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it simply started in 1914-1918, I know this because I just simply looked off everyone else!uhhhhh anyone wanna add me for msn?......da_matrix85@hotmail.com.....i_qtpie@hotmail.com....

 

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Read this,
June 28 in Sarajevo

We'll start with the facts and work back: it may make it all the easier to understand how World War One actually happened.  The events of July and early August 1914 are a classic case of "one thing led to another" - otherwise known as the treaty alliance system.

The explosive that was World War One had been long in the stockpiling; the spark was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914.  (Click here to view film footage of Ferdinand arriving at Sarajevo's Town Hall on 28 June 1914.)

Ferdinand's death at the hands of the Black Hand, a Serbian nationalist secret society, set in train a mindlessly mechanical series of events that culminated in the world's first global war.

Austria-Hungary's Reaction

Austria-Hungary's reaction to the death of their heir (who was in any case not greatly beloved by the Emperor, Franz Josef, or his government) was three weeks in coming.  Arguing that the Serbian government was implicated in the machinations of the Black Hand (whether she was or not remains unclear, but it appears unlikely), the Austro-Hungarians opted to take the opportunity to stamp its authority upon the Serbians, crushing the nationalist movement there and cementing Austria-Hungary's influence in the Balkans.

It did so by issuing an ultimatum to Serbia which, in the extent of its demand that the assassins be brought to justice effectively nullified Serbia's sovereignty.  Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary, was moved to comment that he had "never before seen one State address to another independent State a document of so formidable a character."

Austria-Hungary's expectation was that Serbia would reject the remarkably severe terms of the ultimatum, thereby giving her a pretext for launching a limited war against Serbia.

However, Serbia had long had Slavic ties with Russia, an altogether different proposition for Austria-Hungary.  Whilst not really expecting that Russia would be drawn into the dispute to any great extent other than through words of diplomatic protest, the Austro-Hungarian government sought assurances from her ally, Germany, that she would come to her aid should the unthinkable happen and Russia declared war on Austria-Hungary.

Germany readily agreed, even encouraged Austria-Hungary's warlike stance.  Quite why we'll come back to later.

One Thing Led to Another

So then, we have the following remarkable sequence of events that led inexorably to the 'Great War' - a name that had been touted even before the coming of the conflict.

Austria-Hungary, unsatisfied with Serbia's response to her ultimatum (which in the event was almost entirely placatory: however her jibbing over a couple of minor clauses gave Austria-Hungary her sought-after cue) declared war on Serbia on 28 July 1914.


Russia, bound by treaty to Serbia, announced mobilisation of its vast army in her defence, a slow process that would take around six weeks to complete.


Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty, viewed the Russian mobilisation as an act of war against Austria-Hungary, and after scant warning declared war on Russia on 1 August.


France, bound by treaty to Russia, found itself at war against Germany and, by extension, on Austria-Hungary following a German declaration on 3 August.  Germany was swift in invading neutral Belgium so as to reach Paris by the shortest possible route.


Britain, allied to France by a more loosely worded treaty which placed a "moral obligation" upon her to defend France, declared war against Germany on 4 August.  Her reason for entering the conflict lay in another direction: she was obligated to defend neutral Belgium by the terms of a 75-year old treaty.

With Germany's invasion of Belgium on 4 August, and the Belgian King's appeal to Britain for assistance, Britain committed herself to Belgium's defence later that day.  Like France, she was by extension also at war with Austria-Hungary.


With Britain's entry into the war, her colonies and dominions abroad variously offered military and financial assistance, and included Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa.


United States President Woodrow Wilson declared a U.S. policy of absolute neutrality, an official stance that would last until 1917 when Germany's policy of unrestricted submarine warfare - which seriously threatened America's commercial shipping (which was in any event almost entirely directed towards the Allies led by Britain and France) - forced the U.S. to finally enter the war on 6 April 1917.


Japan, honouring a military agreement with Britain, declared war on Germany on 23 August 1914.  Two days later Austria-Hungary responded by declaring war on Japan.


Italy, although allied to both Germany and Austria-Hungary, was able to avoid entering the fray by citing a clause enabling it to evade its obligations to both.

In short, Italy was committed to defend Germany and Austria-Hungary only in the event of a 'defensive' war; arguing that their actions were 'offensive' she declared instead a policy of neutrality.  The following year, in May 1915, she finally joined the conflict by siding with the Allies against her two former allies.


Click here for more extensive information detailing who entered the war - and when.

The Tangle of Alliances

Such were the mechanics that brought the world's major nations into the war at one time or another.  It's clear from the summary above that the alliance system was as much at fault as anything in bringing about the scale of the conflict.

What was intended as a strictly limited war - a brief war - between accuser and accused, Austria-Hungary and Serbia, rapidly escalated into something that was beyond the expectations of even the most warlike ministers in Berlin (and certainly Vienna, which quickly became alarmed at spiralling events in late July and sought German reassurances).

It's possible to delve deeply into European history in the quest to unearth the roots of the various alliances that were at play in 1914.  However, for our purposes it serves to date the origins of the core alliances back to Bismarck's renowned intrigues, as he set about creating a unified Germany from the loose assembly of German confederated states in the 1860s.

Bismarck's Greater Germany

Bismarck, first Prime Minister of Prussia and then Chancellor of the German Empire (once he had assembled it), set about the construction of Germany through high politics judiciously assisted by war against Austria and France.

Appointed Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Prussia by Kaiser Wilhelm I in 1862, Bismarck was consumed with a desire to achieve the creation of a German Empire out of the collection of smaller German states largely led by Austria's influence (another German-speaking nation).

His first step was to oust Austria as the prime influence among these German states.  He achieved this by engineering war with Austria in 1866 over disputed territory in the duchy of Holstein (much against the wishes of his own Kaiser).

The resulting war lasted just seven weeks - hence its common title 'The Seven Weeks War' - and ended with the complete dominance of the supremely efficient Prussian military.

In a peace mediated by the French Emperor, Napoleon III, Bismarck extracted from Austria not only Schleswig and Holstein, but also Hanover, Hesse, Nassau and Frankfurt, creating the North German Federation.  As importantly, Bismarck had successfully displaced Austria in the spheres of influence over the many small German states.

Having assembled a united assembly in the north Bismarck determined to achieve the same in the south - and so unite all of the German states under the Prussian banner.

How to achieve this?  Bismarck resolved that war with the French, a common enemy, would attain his aims.

First, he needed to engineer a credible reason for war.  Thus, in 1870, Bismarck attempted to place a Hohenzollern prince on the throne in Spain.  Napoleon III, fearful of the prospect of theoretical war on two fronts - for the Hohenzollern prince was a relative of Kaiser Wilhelm I - objected.

Bismarck turned up the diplomatic heat by releasing, on 14 July 1870, a doctored version of a telegram ostensibly from the Kaiser to Bismarck himself, called the Ems Telegram.  The effect of the telegram was to simultaneously insult both France and Prussia over their inability to resolve the dispute over the Spanish throne.

Napoleon III, facing civil revolt at home over quite unrelated matters, and receiving encouraging noises from his military commanders, responded by declaring war against Prussia five days later, on 19 July 1870.

Once again, as was the case against Austria, the Prussian military machine demolished the French forces.  Napoleon III, who personally led his forces at the lost Battle of Sedan, surrendered and was deposed in the civil war that boiled over in France, resulting in the Third French Republic.

Meantime the Prussian forces laid siege to Paris between September 1870 and January 1871, starving the city into surrender.

The consequences of the war were numerous.  Aside from the usual territorial gains - France ceded both Alsace and Lorraine to Prussia and was forced to pay swingeing reparations (equivalent to around $1 billion today) - the southern German states agreed to an alliance with their northern counterparts, resulting in the creation of Bismarck's cherished German Empire.

Bismarck's Need for Alliances

Bismarck's creation of a unified Germany was of direct relevance to the outbreak of war some 43 years later, since it resulted in the assembly of the key alliances that later came into play.

For, having achieved his life's aim, Bismarck's expansionary plans were at an end.  He had secured what he wanted, and his chief desire now was to maintain its stability.  He therefore set about building European alliances aimed at protecting Germany from potentially threatening quarters.

He was acutely aware that the French were itching to revenge their defeat at the earliest opportunity - and the loss of Alsace and Lorraine to Prussia would prove to be a lasting sore.  Indeed, the French plan for war in 1914, Plan XVII, was largely based around the recapture of Alsace and Lorraine in the shortest possible time - with disastrous consequences.

Britain's Splendid Isolation

Bismarck did not initially fear an alliance between France and Britain, for the latter was at that time in the midst of a self-declared 1870s policy of "splendid isolation", choosing to stay above continental European politics.

If not Britain then, how about Russia and, conceivably, beaten foe Austria-Hungary?

The Three Emperors League & Dual Alliance

He began by negotiating, in 1873, the Three Emperors League, which tied Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia to each other's aid in time of war.  This however only lasted until Russia's withdrawal five years later in 1878, leaving Bismarck with a new Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary in 1879.

This latter treaty promised aid to each other in the event of an attack by Russia, or if Russia aided another power at war with either Germany or Austria-Hungary.  Should either nation be attacked by another power, e.g. France, they were to remain - at the very least - benevolently neutral.

This alliance, unlike others, endured until war in 1914.  It was this clause that Austria-Hungary invoked in calling Germany to her aid against Russian support for Serbia (who in turn was protected by treaty with Russia).

The Triple Alliance

Two years after Germany and Austria-Hungary concluded their agreement, Italy was brought into the fold with the signing of the Triple Alliance in 1881.  Under the provisions of this treaty, Germany and Austria-Hungary promised to assist Italy if she were attacked by France, and vice versa: Italy was bound to lend aid to Germany or Austria-Hungary if France declared war against either.

Additionally, should any signatory find itself at war with two powers (or more), the other two were to provide military assistance.  Finally, should any of the three determine to launch a 'preventative' war (a euphemism if ever there was one), the others would remain neutral.

One of the chief aims of the Triple Alliance was to prevent Italy from declaring war against Austria-Hungary, towards whom the Italians were in dispute over territorial matters.

A Secret Franco-Italian Alliance

In the event the Triple Alliance was essentially meaningless, for Italy subsequently negotiated a secret treaty with France, under which Italy would remain neutral should Germany attack France - which in the event transpired.

In 1914 Italy declared that Germany's war against France was an 'aggressive' one and so entitled Italy to claim neutrality.  A year later, in 1915, Italy did enter the First World War, as an ally of Britain, France and Russia.

Austria-Hungary signed an alliance with Romania in 1883, negotiated by Germany, although in the event Romania - after starting World War One as a neutral - eventually joined in with the Allies; as such Austria-Hungary's treaty with Romania was of no actual significance.

The Reinsurance Treaty

Potentially of greater importance - although it was allowed to lapse three years after its signature - Bismarck, in 1887, agreed to a so-called Reinsurance Treaty with Russia.

This document stated that both powers would remain neutral if either were involved in a war with a third (be it offensive or defensive).

However, should that third power transpire to be France, Russia would not be obliged to provide assistance to Germany (as was the case of Germany if Russia found itself at war with Austria-Hungary).

Bismarck's intention was to avoid the possibility of a two-front war against both France and Russia.

A decidedly tangled mesh of alliances; but the Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, allowed the Reinsurance Treaty to lapse in 1890 (the same year the new German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, brought about the dismissal of his veteran Chancellor, Bismarck).

Franco-Russian Agreements

The year after the Reinsurance Treaty lapsed Russia allied itself with France.  Both powers agreed to consult with the other should either find itself at war with any other nation, or if indeed the stability of Europe was threatened.

This rather loosely worded agreement was solidified in 1892 with the Franco-Russian Military Convention, aimed specifically at counteracting the potential threat posed by the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.

In short, should France or Russia be attacked by one of the Triple Alliance signatories - or even should a Triple Alliance power mobilise against either (where to mobilise meant simply placing a nation on a war footing preparatory to the declaration of hostilities), the other power would provide military assistance.

British Emergence From Splendid Isolation

Meanwhile, Britain was awaking to the emergence of Germany as a great European power - and a colonial power at that.  Kaiser Wilhelm's successor, Wilhelm II, proved far more ambitious in establishing "a place in the sun" for Germany.  With the effective dismissal of Bismarck the new Kaiser was determined to establish Germany as a great colonial power in the pacific and, most notably, in Africa.

Wilhelm, encouraged by naval minister Tirpitz, embarked upon a massive shipbuilding exercise intended to produce a naval fleet the equal of Britain's, unarguably by far and away the world's largest.

Britain, at that time the greatest power of all, took note.  In the early years of the twentieth century, in 1902, she agreed a military alliance with Japan, aimed squarely at limiting German colonial gains in the east.

She also responded by commissioning a build-up in her own naval strength, determined to outstrip Germany.  In this she succeeded, building in just 14 months - a record - the enormous Dreadnought battleship, completed in December 1906.  By the time war was declared in 1914 Germany could muster 29 battleships, Britain 49.

Despite her success in the naval race, Germany's ambitions succeeded at the very least in pulling Britain into the European alliance system - and, it has been argued, brought war that much closer.

Cordial Agreements: Britain, France - and Russia

Two years later Britain signed the Entente Cordiale with France.  This 1904 agreement finally resolved numerous leftover colonial squabbles.  More significantly, although it did not commit either to the other's military aid in time of war, it did offer closer diplomatic co-operation generally.

Three years on, in 1907, Russia formed what became known as the Triple Entente (which lasted until World War One) by signing an agreement with Britain, the Anglo-Russian Entente.

Together the two agreements formed the three-fold alliance that lasted and effectively bound each to the other right up till the outbreak of world war just seven years later.

Again, although the two Entente agreements were not militarily binding in any way, they did place a "moral obligation" upon the signatories to aid each other in time of war.

It was chiefly this moral obligation that drew Britain into the war in defence of France, although the British pretext was actually the terms of the largely forgotten 1839 Treaty of London that committed the British to defend Belgian neutrality (discarded by the Germans as "a scrap of paper" in 1914, when they asked Britain to ignore it).

In 1912 Britain and France did however conclude a military agreement, the Anglo-French Naval Convention, which promised British protection of France's coastline from German naval attack, and French defence of the Suez Canal.

Agreements Set, The Occasional Minor War...

Such were the alliances between the major continental players.  There were other, smaller alliances too - such as Russia's pledge to protect Serbia, and Britain's agreement to defend Belgian neutrality - and each served its part in drawing each nation into the coming great war.

In the interim however, there were a number of 'minor' conflicts that helped to stir emotions in the years immediately preceding 1914, and which gave certain nations more stake than others in entering the world war.

Russian War With Japan: Shock Japanese Victory

Ever since Russia declined Japan's offer in 1903 for each to recognise the other's interests in Manchuria and Korea, trouble was looming.

The Japanese launched a successful attack upon Russian warships in Korea, at Inchon, and in Port Arthur, China.  This was followed by a land invasion of both disputed territories of Korea and Manchuria in 1904.

Among other set-pieces, the Japanese astonished the western powers by destroying the entire Russian fleet at the Battle of Tsushima (27-28 May 1905) for the loss of two torpedo boats - a humiliating Russian defeat.

The U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt, mediated a peace agreement between Japan and Russia, one that resulted in material gains for Japan and with note being taken in Berlin of the fallacy of the myth of Russian "invincibility".

The scale of Russia's defeat in part contributed to the attempted Russian Revolution of 1905, and the battered and shaken Tsar, Nicholas II, was determined to restore Russian prestige (not least in the Romanov dynasty itself): and what better way to achieve this than through military conquest?

The Balkans, 1912: Italy Versus Turkey

Strife in the Balkans was nothing new.  In 1912 it continued with war between Italy and Turkey, over the latter's African possessions.  Turkey lost and was forced to hand over Libya, Rhodes and the Dodecanese Islands to the Italians.

The Balkans, 1912 (Part II): The First Balkan War

Turkey's troubles were not yet over.  Having concluded peace with the Italians it found itself engulfed in war with no fewer than four small nations over the possession of Balkan territories: Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria - and later Montenegro.

The intervention of the larger European powers brought about an end to this the First Balkan War of 1912-13.  Again Turkey lost out, shedding Crete and all of its European possessions.

The Balkans, 1913: The Second Balkan War

Later in the 1913, conflict erupted again in the Balkans, as Bulgaria, unsatisfied with its earlier spoils, fought with its recent allies in an attempt to control a greater part of Macedonia; and when the so-named "Young Turks" - Turkish army officers - denounced the earlier peace as unfair.

Between May and July 1913 Bulgaria's former allies beat back the new aggressor, Bulgaria, and Romania captured the Bulgarian capital Sofia in August.  Beaten and having surrendered on 10 August 1913, Bulgaria also lost Adrianople back to Turkey.

Troubled Peace in the Balkans

Despite the re-establishment of peace in the Balkans, nothing had really been settled and tensions remained high.  The numerous small nations that had found themselves under Turkish or Austro-Hungarian rule for many years stirred themselves in nationalistic fervour.

Yet while these Balkan nations sought their own individual voice and self-determination, they were nevertheless united in identifying themselves as pan-Slavic peoples, with Russia as their chief ally.

The latter was keen to encourage this belief in the Russian people as the Slav's natural protectors, for aside from a genuine emotional attachment, it was a means by which Russia could regain a degree of lost prestige.

Unsettled Empires

Come 1914, trouble was not restricted to the smaller nations outlined above.  The Austro-Hungarian empire was directly impacted by troubles in the Balkans and, under the ageing Emperor Franz Josef, was patently struggling to maintain coherence of the various diametrically opposed ethnic groups which fell under the Austro-Hungarian umbrella.

As such, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand by the Serbian nationalist secret society, the Black Hand, provided the Austro-Hungarian government with a golden opportunity to stamp its authority over the region.

Russia, ally of the Slavs - and therefore of Serbia - had been struggling to hold back full-scale revolution ever since the Japanese military disaster of 1905.  In 1914, while the Tsar himself was reluctant, his government saw war with Austria-Hungary as an opportunity to restore social order - which indeed it did, at least until the continuation of repeated Russian military setbacks, Rasputin's intrigue at court and food shortages combined to bring about the long-threatened total revolution (which, encouraged by Germany, brought about Russia's withdrawal from the war in 1917).

Then there is France.  Almost immediately following her defeat by Prussia in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, together with the humiliating annexation by the newly unified Germany of the coal-rich territories of Alsace and Lorraine, the French government and military alike were united in thirsting for revenge.

To this end the French devised a strategy for a vengeful war upon Germany, Plan XVII, whose chief aim was the defeat of Germany and the restoration of Alsace and Lorraine.  The plan was fatally flawed, and relied to an untenable extent upon the "lan" which was believed to form an integral part of the French army - an irresistible force that would sweep over its enemies.

Germany's Path to War

As for Germany, she was unsettled socially and militarily.  The 1912 Reichstag elections had resulted in the election of no fewer than 110 socialist deputies, making Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg's task in liaising between the Reichstag and the autocratic Wilhelm, not to mention the rigidly right-wing military high command, next to impossible.

Bethmann Hollweg, who became most despondent, came to believe that Germany's only hope of avoiding civil unrest sooner rather than later lay in war: preferably a short, sharp war, although he did not rule out a European-wide conflict if it resolved Germany's social and political woes.

This outlook on life fuelled his decision of 6 July 1914 - whilst the Austro-Hungarian government was weighing its options with regard to Serbia - to offer the former what has been commonly referred to as "a blank cheque"; that is, an unconditional guarantee of support for Austria-Hungary no matter what she decided.

Germany's military unsettlement arose in the sense that Kaiser Wilhelm II was finding himself largely frustrated in his desire to carve out a grand imperial role for Germany.  Whilst he desired "a place in the sun", he found that all of the bright areas had been already snapped up by the other colonial powers, leaving him only with a place in the shade.

Not that Wilhelm II was keen upon a grand war.  Rather, he failed to foresee the consequences of his military posturing, his determination to construct both land and naval forces the equivalent - and better - than those of Britain and France (with varying success).

However his government and his military commanders assuredly did anticipate what was to come.  A plan to take on both Russia and France, a war on two fronts, had long been expected and taken into account.

The so-called Schlieffen Plan, devised by former Army Chief of Staff Alfred von Schlieffen, had been carefully crafted to deal with a two-front war scenario.  The plan, which very nearly succeeded, outlined a plan to conquer France, to knock her out of the war, on a 'Western Front', within five weeks - before, the Germans calculated, Russia could effectively mobilise for war on the 'Eastern Front' (which they estimated would take six weeks).

It is often speculated - and argued - that the plan would have succeeded but for the decision of the then-German Chief of Staff in 1914, Helmuth von Moltke, to authorise a critical deviation from the plan that, it is believed, stemmed from a lack of nerve, and crucially slowed the path towards Paris - with fatal consequences (and which ended in static trench warfare).

Still, the German plan took no real account of Britain's entry into the war.  The German government gave no credence to the possibility that Britain would ignore her own commercial interests (which were presumably best served by staying aloof from the conflict and maintaining her all-important commercial trading routes), and would instead uphold her ancient treaty of obligation to recover violated Belgian neutrality.

For a fuller explanation of the powers' war plans, and of their upshot, click here.

British Dithering

It is also suggested that Germany would have backed away from war had Britain declared her intentions sooner.  Believing that Britain would stay out of the coming conflict, and would limit herself to diplomatic protests - after all, Britain was under no strict military obligation to France - Germany, and Austria-Hungary, proceeded under the belief that war would be fought solely with France and Russia.

The British Government, and its Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey, attempted to mediate throughout July, reserving at all times its right to remain aloof from the dispute.  It was only as the war began that the British position solidified into support for, ostensibly, Belgium.

Hence the oft-levelled criticism that had Britain come out clearly on the side of Belgium and France earlier in July, war would have been avoided: Germany would have effectively instructed Austria-Hungary to settle with Serbia, especially given the latter's willingness to co-operate with Austria-Hungary.

Whether this would have transpired given the German war machine's determination for war is of course unknown.

A Family Affair

The First World War has sometimes been labelled, with reason, "a family affair".  This is derived from the reality that many of the European monarchies - many of which fell during the war (including those of Russia, Germany and Austria-Hungary) - were inter-related.

The British monarch George V's predecessor, Edward VII, was the German Kaiser's uncle and, via his wife's sister, uncle of the Russian Tsar as well.  His niece, Alexandra, was the Tsar's wife.  Edward's daughter, Maud, was the Norwegian Queen, and his niece, Ena, Queen of Spain; Marie, a further niece, was to become Queen of Romania.

Despite these familial relations - nine Kings attended Edward's funeral - European politics was all about power and influence, of protection and encirclement.  Thus the tangled web of alliances which sprung up in the wake of the rise of the newly united German Empire in 1871.

Conclusion

This article has not by any means encompassed all of the suggested contributory factors that led inexorably to world war.

It has however attempted to pull together the main strands: Austro-Hungarian determination to impose its will upon the Balkans; a German desire for greater power and international influence, which sparked a naval arms race with Britain, who responded by building new and greater warships, the Dreadnought; a French desire for revenge against Germany following disastrous defeat in 1871; Russia's anxiety to restore some semblance of national prestige after almost a decade of civil strife and a battering at the hands of the Japanese military in 1905.

Having dealt with these topics, however briefly, feel free to further explore the First World War.com site to gain a wider perspective of what happened, when, and to whom.  The How It Began section is probably as good a place as any to start.  Click here to view a map of pre-war Europe.


 

Answer by alexandre ray roquet
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world war one was on european grounds and it was by accident...

 

Answer by me
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Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28, 1914. The war started a little bit after that.

 

Answer by Taeler
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The answers that were given on this topic were good and got me an A in history

 

Answer by SEG
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I found that world war one began on July 28th of 1914.
if anyone cares that is.

 

Answer by jAdEy
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OK basically the world war one started because of Franz Ferdinand getting shot.

 

Answer by HELP!!
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WHO DECLARED WAR ON WHO DURING WORLD WAR ONE?!?!?!?!?

 

Answer by Ash
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It started in the August 1914 an ended in 1918!

 

Answer by hello
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im gay hehe

 

Answer by RL
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i think world war I started because of some kind of machines and some people had jobs and others didn't

 

Answer by Ta Ta
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it started in mid august.

 

Answer by AlexMalex
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cuz u r all stupid look at library

 

Answer by Terri
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World War 1 started in 1914 caused by the assasination of Austrian heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand. This was the start of the wars and battles to come.

 

Answer by gangsta
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it simply started cause of u idiots

 

Answer by Tonya
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started in 1914 and ended in 1918

 

Answer by AyE's N JaY's
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what year did the Australians troops land gollipoli

 

Answer by cute thang
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I think that world war 1 started in 1914 ddduuuhhhh!!!! i even new that and im a blonde.

 

Answer by gllglglglglgl
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ur mum farted so the germans fuked her!! biatch

 

Answer by LOZ
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was the assasination of arch duke Franz Ferdinand the trigger event that started the war?

 

Answer by jess
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wat eva minger but i stil no de answer duh its 19umm 14 ?

 

Answer by Lil JC
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It started in August of 1914. I knew dat and I'm like the dumbest person in my accelerated class.

 

Answer by hil
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World war one i think started in 1914

 

Answer by cmon an
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i reakon it wa done in 1586 and i los t the wr and cococacho all done and bob the bilder won the war with hiter and shwotziniger

 

Answer by cmon an
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i reakon it wa done in 1586 and i los t the wr and cococacho all done and bob the bilder won the war with hiter and shwotziniger

 

Answer by to hot 4 you
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i think it like started wher i was born cause they were fightin over me da every one knows that!
and the war keep on goin...at my school! all girls you know what i mean...
oh yeah i love u!xoxo

 

Answer by xXxstephxXx
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yay i hink it started in 1997

 

Answer by !xox!JeNi!xox!
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yay steph i hink ur ryt !! :D 1997 sounds good yay i lv u wooohooo

 

Answer by shhhhhhhhhh
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what a load of nut jobs

 

Answer by j-c
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world war one started in 1914 i learned about it in my social studies class

 

Answer by kaie
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y'all dumb!!!!

 

Answer by cross
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world war one started in 1914 and ended in 1918

 

Answer by fag
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gay

 

Answer by jfhjgd
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you guys are weird

 

Answer by jUsTaLiLkRaZy69
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hello WW1 started in 1914!!!!

 

Answer by wes side rapper
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your mum started it man go ask her u idoit

 

Answer by eazy
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dats easy 1914

 

Answer by Dirty Turtle
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<font size=9>all right.  I know the realest reason that it started. its cuz TURTLES DOMINATED THE WORLD! MWUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

 

Answer by `jou
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in 1914  to 1918 jezzth
why did it start is a resonable question

 

Answer by ahouu
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well for one thats not the reason the world war broke out ,its because they the blackhands (a terrorts group) killed a nations next king named francis ferdinand that when everything got worse and there were porblems with food , supplies , and industrys then it all boiled over

 

Answer by juliet
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i would like to know the exact date when world war one start i know it was 1914 in august but what day?

 

Answer by minikiller
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it Started in 1914 in august and ended in 1918 so it lasted for 4 years cool or wat blood and guts every where

 

Answer by anon
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your all geeks knowing all this so get out more!

 

Answer by pimpsta
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1914 - 1918; exact dates, go look it up!

 

Answer by dragon
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in 1914 oviously, if you want more infomation go on bbc history it has loads of infomation

 

Answer by NONOFYA
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I don't really care u could all suck me

 

Answer by George W. Bush
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Im disappointed in you fellow Conrads. You should take Pride in the United States and know all of the following questions that ya'llasked.

 

Answer by Emma
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where did world war one start?

 

Answer by sarina harris
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wel durr it started in 1914 i know dat and im blonde xx

 

Answer by emily
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ummm, i dnt no, sumone tell me!!!

 

Answer by joey
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Cmac i wonder if one of the young boys fighting from 1914-1918 would say that it wasn't a long war...?

 

Answer by lucy
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were do poos come from?

 

Answer by Shari & Kayla
Submitted on 5/9/2006
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WHO KNOWS, if yah find out let us no eh!!

 

Answer by Luci
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nice 1 chewy

 

Answer by ben rahrle
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ummmmm world war 1 started in 1914 but i don't know what month i really need it

 

Answer by Abber
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World War I started in 1914 when Archduke Franz Ferninand was assasinated by A group of Serbians.  The archduke was the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary.  Austria-Hungary declared war against Serbia.  One thing led to another and because of alliances with other countries, this tiny war turned into world war.  Russia, France, America, Serbia, Great Britain and its colonies, and Japan were against Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.

 

Answer by jess
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just because she didnt know that u dont have to be so mean..u just say when it started not all that daa stuff..u guys are soo immature

 

Answer by Tara
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Actually World War 1 started September 1939
..I am recently studing this
;)

 

Answer by Fish
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It began in 1914, and ended in 1918.

 

Answer by G-unit
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do i noe,no i dont,do i care,hell no why u still readin dis huh?talk talk i thought so B***h.ask som1 eles ight see yah.jokein B i belive it was in da 1914 ight der u got ur anwser ight now u can stop readin my comment.

 

Answer by Ernest
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the munky stoll it

 

Answer by stanley
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If Hitler was'nt born, there wouldnt be any war!!!

 

Answer by milly
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i dunno, go ask the dude that started it

 

Answer by ajaaaaaa
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idiots gosh it did start in 1914 but it was a chain of effects that lead up to it , like the arch duke Francis Ferdinand was assinated. . pay attention in social studies.

 

Answer by abz
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world war 1

 

Answer by ann
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a long time ago...back in the days...

 

Answer by kokky
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i like miriam s


 

Answer by corza
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why did world war start

 

Answer by bob the builder
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it all began in 1914 when.....

 

Answer by Ivana Ware Nussink
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According to my calculations, you are all giant male reproductive organs. So go get laid. Fools.

 

Answer by hayley
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The reason why the first world war started is because The Causes of World War I The murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on the 28th of June caused the lead up to World War I. The Archduke heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated in his car during a drive in Sarajevo. The assassination was the work of a terrorist group known as the `Black Hand.' This caused Austria-Hungary to call on Germany as an ally and discuss how far Germany would support them. The result of this meeting was the `Blank Cheque' which gave Austria Germany's full support. Austria sent an ultimatum to Serbia asking for `complete surrender' on 23rd July and Serbia agreed 99%. Austria declared war on Serbia on the 28th of July, which created a war that would split Europe in two. War plans and war strategies a crucial to win a war so they must be planned to perfection with no flaws. In World War I Germany believed they had a perfect war plan were as if Russia mobilises then Germany would have forty days to destroy and invade France (Russia's Ally) this flawless plan was known as the Schlieffen. The Schlieffen plan was created by Count Alfred von Schlieffen and was created to protect Germany from fighting a war on two fronts. After Schlieffen died his successor was a man named Helmuth von Moltke and he modified the plan slightly by not invading so much neutral territory. During the war the plan was an absolute failure and Germany had to fight a war on two fronts and lost. The plan was a failure because it had to many flaws e.g. Britain was not brought into the equation, France was stronger than expected. In this war plan trains with strict timetables were used to create an army of 4,000,000 to march into Paris. Once Germany mobilises the trains would not stop or change route for anybody. When the Kaiser asked Moltke to stop the trains going to France, Moltke'sreply was: "That we can't do! The whole army would be thrown into confusion. We would lose any chance of victory." Moltke This proves that the Kaiser was not in control after mobilisation has started. It also proves that the trains could not be stopped by anyone after they have started without complete chaos occurring and defeat enviable. The alliances in Europe created a tension, which would snap, and a major war would occur that would split Europe in two. Alliances during the fifty years before the war created much tension in Central Europe. In 1879 the powerful Germany were joined in an alliance to Austria-Hungary. Three years later had gained another ally in Italy. These three allies were known as the "Central powers" or the "Triple alliance". This formation of three powerful Europe empires began to be feared by Russia, France and Ultimately Britain. This created the French and Russian governments to form an alliance in 1892. This left Britain no choice but to become "ententes" with France and Russia. Other then these main alliances there were some smaller alliances of neutrality. Historian Taylor claims: They were supposed to make Powers secure, they dragged them into danger." Taylor This proves that some alliances were not worth having because they caused more bad then good. After the Archduke was assassinated Austria-Hungary met with Germany to negotiate how far Germany would back Austria. The end result of this meeting was the `Blank Cheque' (would back Austria totally) which gave Austria all the power. Austria used the power against Serbia in July the, which made Russia mobilise which forced Germany to mobilise and put the Schlieffen plan into action. After Germany invaded Belgium to get to France, Great Britain joined to `defend' Belgium war was upon Europe.

 

Answer by SWEET CRYSTAL
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WELL I THINK IT BROKE OUT IN 1914 IF THAT HELPS GOOD QUISTION THOUGH jESSICA BB.

 

Answer by Sunny
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it started in 1914 and ended in 1940 but soon after the second world war followed as everyone knows...
if you still don't know, ask your great great granddad or great great granny

 

Answer by pooh head
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why did the world on e start was it because some one gt shot

 

Answer by taza bra
Submitted on 9/19/2006
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WTF.
doesnt anyone know the exact date it started..
i know it was in 1914... but dats all

 

Answer by lacey
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in 1914

 

Answer by cheese
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it started already are you serious omg were all going to die

 

Answer by     lord91
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by cheese be purged

 

Answer by YO
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Yo it actually started in the great old year of 3908, a year I remember well oh the fun times, so basically all you other guys are wrong sorry :D ha

 

Answer by boo
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How Can The World B Started When ADAM An EVE Was BORN,
That They Was The First HUMANS On This PLANET?
But They Have Found MILLIONS AN MILLIONS Of Things BUT They Have NEVER FOUND ANYTHING OF THE LORD HIM SELF!
SO I WILL ASK WHEN DID THE WORLD START!!!
THERE IS  OUT THERE  DOES NO BUT PEOPLE THINK THAT WE ARE ALL scared TO NO WHAT THE WORLD IS OR WAS be for GOD, ADAM, EVE, YOU, ME AND ANIMALS.

 

Answer by i'm not telling you!!!
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why did world war one start?

 

Answer by cupid 07
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the war begain i 1814 and was started by sibera

 

Answer by Paris
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In 1914. Bloody germans, always starting wars.

 

Answer by ??me??
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i duno thats why i came on this website!! - 2 findout now your asking me?? its lyk if i knew i wouldn't be on ere!!!!!

 

Answer by Ayisha
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The war started by the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand! xxx

 

Answer by krista
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the war started in August 3, 1914

 

Answer by Bob
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It all started by accident because Austrai accused Serbia.

 

Answer by nickolaa ..x
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the war wasnt a very nice time :(

 

Answer by no name
Submitted on 11/5/2006
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July 28th 1914 and it ended November 11th 1918

 

Answer by crespo
Submitted on 11/6/2006
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hi i think it was spongebob nd plankton

 

Answer by katie + leah
Submitted on 11/6/2006
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you smell

 

Answer by kj [aka] james
Submitted on 11/9/2006
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DA it start in 1914

 

Answer by hi
Submitted on 11/9/2006
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why is flanders fields called flanders fields.

 

Answer by rebel
Submitted on 11/10/2006
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hello mom are you reading this

 

Answer by Thatley11
Submitted on 11/13/2006
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In 1914 was when WW1 started and it ended inn the year of 1918. Not a long war but grosem.

 

Answer by Murph
Submitted on 11/23/2006
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WW1 commenced in the summer of 1914; after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Causes would include recent changes in power, alliances, and the latest arms race.

 

Answer by diana
Submitted on 11/24/2006
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You guys a great help. And yes u blonde u r dumb, at least u said it urself ;)

 

Answer by haha
Submitted on 12/2/2006
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World War One started in 1914 and continued until 1918.

 

Answer by mitten
Submitted on 12/5/2006
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when did world war to start

 

Answer by adasfdasfdasfdasf
Submitted on 12/12/2006
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It started when some old man was shot!!!

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 12/14/2006
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1914
duh.I even knew that =D

 

Answer by babylicous
Submitted on 12/16/2006
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1914-1918. Wasn't long was it?

 

Answer by brii
Submitted on 1/3/2007
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world war 1 - 1914-1918  there was a spark that started the world war 1 which was when the assination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand occured.

 

Answer by emily
Submitted on 1/4/2007
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world war one started in 2006 in my school when every body came and started bullying me and hitting me so that's a real world war.

 

Answer by Shabazia
Submitted on 1/9/2007
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world war 1 started on 19th december 1914 at: precisely 12:31 and 23.9899766 seconds...
if u believe tht ur stupid but hey watever nd it started because sum dudes were angry

 

Answer by shabazia
Submitted on 1/10/2007
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hey i go 2 windmill middle nd my njame is siobhan and my top 3 is:

1. Barney the dinosaur
2. Parsly
3. pricey (ryan)

 

Answer by AHS
Submitted on 1/15/2007
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World War I was started in 1914 and ended in 1918! It was when trench warfare began.

 

Answer by bella
Submitted on 1/17/2007
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lucy u are really cool ! i love your coolness. i really like what your answer said i used most of it in my homewrok wel thankyou very much i know that your answer is appreciated, no one else was as good as lucy, i dont know her and she is probably thinking what a weirdo or stalker i am but actually cool lucy take this as a compliment i admire you x bye x luv ya lucyx

 

Answer by fbhfghh
Submitted on 1/22/2007
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hghfghf

 

Answer by laura
Submitted on 1/28/2007
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what happened when austria-hungaria declared war serbia what happened afetr that

 

Answer by speedolover
Submitted on 1/31/2007
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are you guys stupid! it clearly explains on lies.com that the started by an ostrich which was living in China, rather unlikely we agree. But this is the simple truth. The Ostrich, otherwise known as John, nickname Chang, had not received his afternoon snack therefore his stomach was rumbling very loud, in fact so loud that Serbia believed Austria had gone to war against them, though in fact all the Austrian troops were currently situated in Antarctica feeding penguins. This is how the war started. Ever since this day in 1918, the penguins have not been fed, instead people give their food to the ostriches thus the starvation in Africa.

 

Answer by erge
Submitted on 2/1/2007
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just Sk8 no one cares

 

Answer by y565tttttttttttttttttttttttttt555555
Submitted on 2/1/2007
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55thvh

 

Answer by Hmm
Submitted on 2/7/2007
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2008 i think

 

Answer by lil guy
Submitted on 2/10/2007
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thanks 4 the anwser this is what my project is on

 

Answer by Sammy
Submitted on 2/14/2007
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baha!! i love u. xoxo

 

Answer by kkk
Submitted on 2/19/2007
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1914                                                     hg

 

Answer by A- dog
Submitted on 2/27/2007
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Everyone knows 1914 :P ummm yah hola

 

Answer by jmhjhj
Submitted on 3/2/2007
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yyutyutyu

 

Answer by Bunny
Submitted on 3/3/2007
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How and where did world war one start?

 

Answer by Danni
Submitted on 3/5/2007
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I'm just going to take a wild guess but I think it started in I don't know 1914

 

Answer by golddigga
Submitted on 3/6/2007
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it started in 1914 and then ended in 1918 not a very long war... it was started when the assination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife by the serbians xxx

 

Answer by chubbywings
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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It started in 1756 and ended in 1890, i am a vetran

 

Answer by ur a loser
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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ah um it started because of u ha ha ha loser. i dont know hir so thats why im  here

 

Answer by jake davison-horwath from burnsville mn
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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whats world war one?

 

Answer by Zvi hastien
Submitted on 3/14/2007
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du bemutterst Bumser! wir Deutsche begannen den Krieg und wir tteten irgendeinen homosexuellen Esel ferdinhamd Kerl!

 

Answer by Eliza
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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World War I started in 1914

 

Answer by Natalie
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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<i>it started in 1914 and ended in 1918</i>

 

Answer by sandy
Submitted on 3/30/2007
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your stupid

 

Answer by jack
Submitted on 4/3/2007
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go ask your great grand father

 

Answer by penis
Submitted on 4/15/2007
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how tha fuk wood i no

 

Answer by DRAGONFORCE RULEZ!!!
Submitted on 4/16/2007
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check out this site to find out how world war 1 started. http://www.firstworldwar.com/origins/causes.htm

 

Answer by cheerbabe
Submitted on 4/17/2007
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in 1914!

 

Answer by Lynners&&Brii
Submitted on 4/18/2007
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This event occurred in the month of august of 1914, and ended in the year of 1918. The event took place in Britain,Germany,Canada,England,Trenches of Europe. get it got it good biatchh... byee

 

Answer by c man
Submitted on 4/18/2007
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um im not sure ask instine dur rereres

 

Answer by ds
Submitted on 4/22/2007
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world war one started in 1914 in June 1914 the assassination of Franz Ferdinand  heir to the throne of  Austria-Hungary led to a whole chain of events leading into war. Austrian government blamed Serbia, and looked for German support if they were to declare war on Serbia. Germany offered  Austria a blank check which means that what ever Austria decided to do Germany would support them. so Austria after issuing Serbia with an ultimatum that was unreasonable declared war on Serbia this followed with Germany declaring war on Russia and France

 

Answer by twat
Submitted on 4/26/2007
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ddggdg

 

Answer by Nerd
Submitted on 5/1/2007
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Your all wrong!!!
World war one started when some guy threw a hamburger at a pigeon and this nature freak got really angry......

If you read this you smell

=D

 

Answer by Kris
Submitted on 5/2/2007
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i was wondering when did the World War 1 start, i need this information for a school project. thanks

 

Answer by ur mom
Submitted on 5/3/2007
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in 20000000000736428464

 

Answer by toni
Submitted on 5/15/2007
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1914 how could you not no that

 

Answer by EriN
Submitted on 5/18/2007
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World war started in 1914

 

Answer by dfgjh
Submitted on 5/21/2007
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1914, august 3rd, when archduke Ferdinand got assisanted!

 

Answer by Darkmoney
Submitted on 5/21/2007
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When Pam Anderson got on George Bush Table and Suck his penis

 

Answer by b-dog
Submitted on 5/24/2007
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do u like cheese
lol
hi
if u play runescape add me
dustydapker

 

Answer by Chata
Submitted on 5/29/2007
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Al right that RG needs 2 shut the f@*! up i know it started on the year 1914 but what MONTH!!!

 

Answer by liz
Submitted on 5/29/2007
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simply in 1914 man you are retarded!

 

Answer by angebangen
Submitted on 5/30/2007
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this site is freaking gay. you all are retarded!

 

Answer by jilly willy
Submitted on 6/3/2007
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world war 1 started in 1914. why don't you go look it up!!!!!!!

 

Answer by James
Submitted on 6/6/2007
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it started in 1914 duh!

 

Answer by ginga ninga
Submitted on 6/10/2007
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what date did world war one start i know it started in 1914 but i need to know the date!

 

Answer by mo
Submitted on 6/11/2007
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hello this is mo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello to all of the people around the world and peace from me a british muslim!

 

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