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JohnA: Many Reasons For War

A reproduction of a London newspaper front page from 1914, which writes about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, is on display at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. With the remembrance of the assassination in the Bosnia capital approaching, the old entrenched positions are resurfacing, making it clear old divisions continue to run deep. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

JohnA (RE: The Day the World Changed Forever): My grandpa Kelley served during WWI and had a lawyer's perspective on its cause and effect. He knew as history does now that not only did the 'Great War' begin 100 years ago today, but that it was the real precursor to WWII. Within 30 years, those wars claimed over 66 million people and the destruction of most of Europe and Asia. The issues about the 'shot heard around the world' in Sarajevo in 1914 were still not resolved there until 50 years later with the breakup of Yugoslavia. There are many reasons for war, of course: religion, politics, ethnic conflicts. All were in play then, a century ago today.

Question: What do you consider is the best reason to go to war?


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