CAUSES OF WORLD WAR I INFOGRAPHIC
World War I first began in 1914 from a series of important causes that included the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The fighting continued until 1918 and saw the Allied Powers face off against the Central Powers in battlefields across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Many of the most notable battles of World War I between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers occurred on the two fronts in Europe, which included the Western Front and the Eastern Front. Historians have identified several main causes of World War I, including: militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism. Click the links above to read more information about each topic.