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Why did Germany get involved in World War 1?

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Germany entered World War I because countries that were its allies entered the war first. Germany was eager to go to war, but it did not officially do so until it had a way to justify doing so. Many historians feel that Germany was the main cause of WWI. read more

Though Germany turned out to be the Central Power most involved in the war, there is little or no evidence that the Germans had planned for war. There are several fundamental causes that had brought the world to the brink of war: nationalism, imperialist competition, militarism, and the build up of pre-war alliances. read more

5) Germany invades neutral Belgium and Luxembourg (to get a "head start" on the unsuspecting French who were allied to the Russians, and hesitant about declaring war on the Germans), and then France. France declares war on Germany (obviously). read more

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The fight against Germany has now been waged for months by every Jewish community, on every conference, in all labor unions and by every single Jew in the world. There are reasons for the assumption that our share in this fight is of general importance. We shall start a spiritual and material war of the whole world against Germany. Germany is striving to become once again a great nation, and to recover her lost territories as well as her colonies. But our Jewish interests call for the complete destruction of Germany...
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