Causes Of World War 1 Flashcards | KS3 & GCSE History | History Bombs

1. World War One

1.2 Whose Fault Was It?

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Lesson description

This lesson puts pre-war Europe under the microscope, tackling the complicated question of what – or who – caused the start of World War One. It breaks down the complex web of alliances, relationships, and simmering resentment among European powers.

This lesson contains:

  • The alliances, ententes, relationships, and rivalries that contributed to rising tensions in the decades leading up to the outbreak of World War One.
  • Analysis of how and why these tensions developed between European nations and how these contributed to the declaration of war.
  • A look at which European nations contributed to increased tensions across Europe, and how far each was to blame for starting World War One.