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Historians argue that there are 4 long-term causes of World War One. Watch this video to find out more.

Long-term causes of war

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Key points

  • Nationalism is the belief that your country is better than others.
  • Imperialism is the desire to conquer countries
  • Militarism is where military matters influence a countries policy, which make them build up their armed forces.
  • Alliances divided Europe into two.
    • 1882 - Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed the Triple Alliance.
    • 1907 - France, Britain and Russia formed the Triple Entente.

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