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World War 1 started on 28th July 1914 and ended on 11th November 1918. The war involved many different countries, below is a list of the countries who were involved at some point in fighting, and why they joined the fight: * Austria-Hungary – They initiated World War 1 by declaring war on Serbia. * Belgium – Stayed neutral at first, but joined to offer resistance against German invasion. * Brazil – The only Latin American country to participate. * British Empire – Joined to protect Belgium from invasion. * Bulgaria – Joined to regain land lost in the Serbian war. * China – Wanted recognition from the allies, but didn’t get any. * France and Colonies – In alliance with Russia, due to losing a war to Germany in 1870. * German Empire – In alliance with Austria-Hungary, who initiated the war. * Greece – Were forced by Britain and France. * Italy – In alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary. * Japan – To gain recognition and help Britain. * Liberia – To fight against Germany. * Montenegro – To fight the invasion of Serbia. * Ottoman Empire – Wanted their lands back lost in previous wars. * Portugal – Allied with Britain. * Romania – Wanted Transylvania from Austria-Hungary and got it by the end of the war. * Russia – Joined to help Serbia after being invaded. * Serbia – Killed Austria-Hungarian Arch-duke Ferdinand and started the war. * United States of America – Joined due to the sinking of the British Passenger ship Lusitania, where a number of US citizens died. *
The war all started when Serbia assassinated Austria-Hungarian Arch-duke Ferdinand, which caused Austria-Hungary to declare war on Serbia. Germany then decided to help Austria-Hungary, and Germany and Russia decided to help Serbia. France then took Russia’s side and Britain, who were bound by treaty to protect…...

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