Using the information from the lesson and the readings, respond to this question in one to two paragraphs: What caused World War I to begin?

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immediate cause was Franz Ferdinand because. of his death


The simplest answer that I can give you is that the immediate cause was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of Austria-Hungary. His death at the hands of Gavrilo Princip – a Serbian nationalist with ties to the secretive military group known as the Black Hand – propelled the major European military powers towards war. Hope it helped you : )

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