World War 1 Imperialism Facts

British soldiers fighting Zulu's
British fighting Zulu's in 1879

Introduction - WW1 Imperialism

Imperialism was one of the main causes of World War One. In the years leading up to the outbreak of the war the major European military powers scrambled to increase their empires by establishing new colonies and territories in such places as Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. This imperialism caused friction between these countries as they often came into conflict over territories. These conflicts deepened the divide between countries such as Britain and Germany and strengthened alliances between other countries such as Britain, France, and Russia. On this page we list interesting facts about how imperialism caused WW1, what countries were imperialistic, and why countries wished to expand their sphere of influence.

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Reasons for Imperialism Prior to World War 1

Interesting World War 1 Imperialism Facts