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Week 4 Discussion – What were the gradual and immediate causes of WWI

History Discussion Week 4

Discussion Topic 


Thoughtfully answer one of the following questions, then meaningfully respond to two other students’ answers.

  1. What were the gradual and immediate causes of WWI? Why did the course of WWI go so differently than those involved thought it would? What were the long-term effects of WWI?
  2. What impact did colonial rule have on the environment in the European colonies in Asia? Give specific details.


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View this video in preparation for your video assignment this week.

  • CrashCourse. (2012, September 27). Archdukes, cynicism, and World War I: Crash course world history #36 [Video file]. Retrieved from

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