Why did World War 1 take place?

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It was the first war on such a huge scale that it involved and impacted the entire world. What were the reasons behind it?

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World War 1 take place because the immediate cause was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of Austria-Hungary. His death at the hands of Gavrilo Princip – a Serbian nationalist with ties to the secretive military group known as the Black Hand – propelled the major European military powers towards. 

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