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Causes of Great War

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Which of the following was the most significant long-term cause of the European Great War that began in 1914?

A

Border disputes between the French and Germans that had existed since the 1890s.

B

The competition for African colonies rich in natural resources (like South Africa) to support the nations' new industrial economies.

C

The sinking of British merchant ships by "lone wolf" German U-boats.

D

The expansion of German interests in the British-controlled Middle East.

E

The need to control vital waterways such as the English Channel, North Sea and Morrocan Strait.