World history/WHME102/World War One causes/Overview
There are many factors that contributed to the outbreak of World War One. New ideologies of imperialism, nationalism and capitalism played a role, as did military and economic competition among European powers. Diplomats and political leaders were often ill-equipped for their roles, and more focused on power and prestige than peace and prosperity. The system of political alliances had unforeseen ramifications. In this learning pathway, you will explore how all these factors combined to lead to the outbreak of war.
During this learning pathway you will watch one video lecture, and complete several readings.