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list the factors that contributed to the outbreak of world war 1.
The most immediate spark for the war was tensions over territory in the Balkans. [ Austria-Hungary competed with Serbia and Russia for territory and influence in the region and they pulled the rest of the Great Powers into the conflict through their various (secret) alliances and treaties. ]
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