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The causes of World War I

Author: Tony Allan
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, ©2003.
Series: 20th-century perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores key topics involving World War I and shows the causes that led up to the outbreak of war, including France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and Germany's attack on France.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Allan
ISBN: 1403401489 9781403401489 0431120110 9780431120119
OCLC Number: 49415887
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: What was World War I? --
Background to the tragedy --
Austria-Hungary: Patchwork empire --
Russia: Slumbering giant --
Germany: Insecure superpower --
France: Wounded glory --
Great Britain: Colonial flag bearer --
United States: Reluctant colossus --
Shifting alliances --
Schlieffen plan --
Flash points overseas: the colonies --
Arms race --
Balkan cauldron --
Road to war --
Ultimatum to Serbia --
Timetables to war --
Why did the war last so long? --
United States tips the balance --
Peace that never was --
Learning the lessons --
Timeline.
Series Title: 20th-century perspectives.
Other Titles: Causes of World War One
Causes of World War 1
Responsibility: Tony Allan.
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This series examines key events of the 20th century. Each title outlines the lead-up and aftermath, explores the issues at stake, and introduces leaders and key figures. Each book contains fact  Read more...

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