Who was to blame for World War 1?

Who was to blame for World War 1?

There are 4 comments on the The New Zealand Herald story from Jan 7, 2014, titled Who was to blame for World War 1?. In it, The New Zealand Herald reports that:

The hottest political issue of the day in Britain is who to pin the blame on for World War 1. It pits Conservatives against Labour , academics against academics, Boris Johnson against Blackadder's Baldrick .

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pocahontas

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jan 7, 2014
As every pupil should know, it was the militant Serbian nationalist who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Austro-Hungarian prince whose killing led to his nation's declaration of war on Serbia, which had a domino effect as other countries entering the conflict.

In his defence, it was an example of what we would nowadays term state-sponsored terrorism, as Princip and his friends were backed by elements in the Serbian government and army. Sooner or later they would have done something similar. Indeed the Belgrade government could be fairly criticised for not thinking through its policy, as it did little to benefit the country.

Princip missed the first time, but was hanging around a café when the Archduke's chauffeur took a wrong turning, drove past again and offered a second chance to change the course of world history. So we might as well blame the Archduke's chauffeur in an era before satnavs. For the record, his name was Leopold Lojka.
Wotan

Austria

#3 Jan 8, 2014
you are bright

it would be the same if the mexican secret Service kills the american president.
the amis would not send an Ultimatum, they would nuke them immideately.

that was the fault, we austrians should have to act immediately instead reading the newspaper.
it was a regional conflict, o.k. logically Germany and russia - but England and US. were not invited.

and with the entry of England it was a world war.
Dude

United States

#5 Jan 6, 2015
Pancho villa
Jon Buggery

Hamilton, Australia

#6 Apr 29, 2016
The blame lays squarely at the feet of Winston Churchill , and those who put him in power......zionists.

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