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How did imperialism and commercialism among European nations contribute to World War 1?

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Imperialism contributed to war because all the European countries were in a scramble to get African colonies; in those African colonies was cheap goods and cheap labor. This made the rivalries between the European nations stronger, which created more conflicts between them. Competition for colonies led to European tensions.

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