Europe in 1914: The Outbreak of the First World War

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Why was the outbreak of the First World War considered a surprise in Europe in 1914?

What contributed to tensions between Germany and France before the First World War?

Which European continent was considered to be the richest in the world during the lead-up to the First World War?

What was a significant factor leading to colonial tensions before the First World War?

Which factor led to economic competition between Germany and Britain before the First World War?

Why did Austria-Hungary aim to access the Mediterranean before the First World War?

What event on June 28, 1914, ultimately triggered the start of World War I?

Which country declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914, setting in motion a chain reaction leading to World War I?

What was the significance of Germany's attack on Belgium on August 4, 1914?

How did the French transport their soldiers to the battlefield during the Battle of the Marne?

Which event is associated with the 'Race to the Sea' during World War I?

Which countries were part of the Triple Alliance opposed by the Triple Entente in the lead-up to World War I?

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Explore the reasons why the outbreak of the First World War in Europe in 1914 was perceived as a surprise, despite Europe's economic prosperity and cultural influence. Understand the factors that led to the unexpected escalation of conflict during this time period.

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