The occurrence of World War 1 was a result of various factors apartfrom the assassination of Austrian Archduke. The failure toassassinate the Archduke could not have stopped the emergence ofWorld War 1 since other factors could have contributed to the same.The first factor that could have triggered the war was the presenceof the mutual defense alliances that had been formed then. VariousEuropean countries had entered into agreements where they vowed toprotect a member country that would be attacked by one that is not intheir union (Nagel, 1998). For example, there is the aspect of Franceattacking Germany (Pace, 2016). Britain decided to join the war in abid to protect France that was its ally. Such was a reflection ofdifferent factors that could have resulted in the war emerging.
Further, imperialism significantly resulted in the occurrence ofWorld War 1. Notably, powerful nations secured territories in a bidto command much wealth and power. The decision to mark and secureterritories resulted in countries scrambling. Through suchactivities, it was evident that war could emanate. Powerful nationsrushed to ensure that they acquire the raw materials such as mineralsin other parts of the world. The scramble for such raw materialscould have played a crucial role in ensuring that war takes place. Itcould happen if the countries failed to agree on the areas that eachcould possess.
The inability of powerful countries to agree on issues that couldprecipitate war as highlighted could increase chances of World War 1taking place (Tate, 1998). The occurrence of World War 1 could haveoccurred despite the assassination of Archduke of Austria.
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