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The relative importance of imperialism, the arms’ race and the failure of diplomacy in causing the First World War

Historians are still today debating on what actually caused World War One. This is because the actual origin was a combination of many different factors. Short-term as well as long-term causes influenced the outfall of events, however some are more important than others. What is mainly agreed on1 is that Germany was the nation most Read More

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What were the causes of WW1

WW1 (1914-1918) is much more complex than a simple list of causes. While there was a chain of events that led to the fighting, the actual root causes are much deeper and part of a continued debate and discussion. One of the major causes of WW1 is imperialism. Imperialism is when a country increases its Read More

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World War One: Break of the Stalemate

From 1915 to 1917, the trench warfare on the western front produced remarkably few decisive results. The front line during this time didn’t move more than a few miles either way (with the exception of the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg line in March 1917), despite several massive and bloody offensives from both sides. This Read More