Why did the war happen, not the event that started it, the underlying cause?


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Like most wars, World War I, the Great War, was fought because of economics or money. The major powers involved either had or wanted colonies. Colonies were a source of raw materials and a place to sell finished or manufactured goods. If you had colonies, you wanted to keep them. If you had only a few colonies or no colonies, you wanted them or more of them. Causes of World War I