The Extent to Which World War I was Avoidable

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The Extent to Which World War I was Avoidable
World War I was one of the worst wars in the history of the world. In fact, it resulted in more than 9 million deaths on the battlefields of Europe (Cashman and Robinson 2). And it also meant that hundreds of millions of citizens in Europe and America would live on with the wounds and consequences of this tragic war. In light of all of all of this, the question that historians now ask concerns the degree to which the First World War was an avoidable event.
The Story of World War I
To really understand to what degree World War I was avoidable, it is necessary to first tell the general story of the war. World War I began in the summer of 1914 with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of...
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.....hat fighting was unacceptable and would not be tolerated by peace-loving nations.
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