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What was the most important cause of World War 1?


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October 26, 2007 2:29AM

When I went to school, it was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, that caused/started the war In June 1914 a Serbian Student, Gavrilo Princip, assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. This was one of the main 'sparks' for the start of world war one. The assassination led to a chain of events that brought about war between the major powers of Europe. By early August the Allied Powers were at war woth the Central Powers.