WW1. Was any country solely to blame?Watch
If not, what was the main cause? Does any particular country shield more blame than all the others.
I have always had a slight interest in this, and with WW1 and the centenary being in the news I wanted to get opinions on this.
However, lets keep this thread clean please.
And also "Lest we Forget"
actually wait i can't remember either...
I would say they alliances themselves were more responsible than some of the nations within the alliances.
It was the Russians who then turned it into a great power conflict by backing Serbia, another power that is rarely blamed.
Germany brought about our involvement by its own aggressive acts, but some kind of war had already started without them.
Tsarist Russia also bore much responsibility for their alliance with serbia.
However, the two royal cousins ruling Britain and Germany bear the ultimate responsibility for WW1; conducting arms races, mobilizing heavily then forming military alliances with plans to go to war- all based on a mutual childhood dislike that developed into aggressive international rivalry as they grew up.