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The European nations followed the Policy of Imperialism and became jealous towards each other.


During the nineteenth century, Nationalism played an important role in Europe. At first this insurgent nationalism took its birth in Germany.

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Its ruler Kaiser William II was the symbol of extreme nationalism. Influenced by him England, France, Holland and Austria also became proudly about their nationalism.

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As a result there was internal rivalry among the countries. Due to the Industrial Revolution, there was a revolutionary change in European economy.

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Different European nations established factories and tried for more production. There was competition among the European nations first world war causes the sell, of those products in cheap rate.

Further, they engaged themselves to increase their capitals. These attempts created enmity between them. Competition in trade was another cause of the First World War. Owing to remarkable increase in their production, the European nations had to need more markets.

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In addition, German diplomacy before, during, and after the Second Balkan War was pro-Greek and pro-Romanian and in opposition to Austria-Hungary's increasingly pro-Bulgarian views.

The result was tremendous damage to Austro-German relations. Austrian foreign minister Leopold von Berchtold remarked to German ambassador Heinrich von Tschirschky in July that "Austria-Hungary might first world war causes well belong 'to the other grouping' for all the good Berlin had been".

In Octoberthe council of first world war causes decided to send Serbia a warning followed by an ultimatum: Serbia responded to the warning with defiance and the Ultimatum was dispatched on October 17 and received the following day.

It demanded that Serbia evacuate Albanian territory within eight days. Serbia complied, and the Kaiser made a congratulatory visit to Vienna to try to fix some of the damage done earlier in the year.

Their conclusion was that any war with Russia had to occur within the next few years in order to have any chance of success. The Balkan inception scenario, —[ first world war causes ] The original Franco-Russian alliance was formed to protect both France and Russia from a German attack.

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In the event of such an attack both states would mobilize in tandem, placing Germany under the threat of a two-front war. However, there were limits placed on the alliance so that it was essentially defensive in character.

Throughout the s and the s the French and the Russians first world war causes clear the limits of the alliance did not extend to provocations caused first world war causes the others' adventurous foreign policy. For example, Russia warned France that the alliance would not operate if the French provoked the Germans in North Africa.

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Equally, the French insisted to the Russians that they should not use the alliance to provoke Austria-Hungary or Germany in the Balkans, and that France did first world war causes recognise in the Balkans a vital strategic interest for France or for Russia.

In the first world war causes 18 to 24 months before the outbreak of the war, this changed. At the end of and particularly during the Balkan wars themselves in —13, the French view changed.

France now accepted the importance of the Balkans to Russia. Moreover, France clearly stated that if, as a result of a conflict in the Balkans, war were to break out between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, France would stand by Russia.