What are the long term and short term causes of WW1? Ive got to do this for coursework :/

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My cousrework is based on whether the growth of nationalism is the main cause of the first world war but i dont really agree with that because i think the alliances is more responsible. Please help me argue against nationalism! Can someone list and explain all the main causes of the war so i can at least understand what im meant to do! THANK YOU! xD

Posted Mon 17th December, 2012 @ 12:16 by Whitney Opara

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Long Term Causes: Naval and land arms race

Alliances

Plans for War

Short Term Causes: Assassination of franz ferdinand 

Moroccan and Balkans Crisis

There are one or two more that I can't remember off the top of my head however there are a few websites that I used at GCSE. John D Clare was good and so was spartacus school.net :) Hope this helps

Answered Mon 17th December, 2012 @ 14:53 by levan joyce
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Thank you! Definitely helped a lot! I absolutely hate coursework!

Answered Tue 18th December, 2012 @ 23:01 by Whitney Opara
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You should probably include that it affected women's position in society in the short-term too. They started jobs (this effect is short-term as they mostly went back to being houseiwves once the war ended) and got more of a vote in the Representation of the People's Act (I can't remember exactly what year this was though) which is a long-term effect :)

Answered Mon 15th April, 2013 @ 12:00 by Lizzie M