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Set the Stage

The World War I stage was set nearly 100 years before the war began. 

The Congress of Vienna in 1815 created a balance of power between the five most powerful countries in Europe:

  • Austria-Hungary
  • England
  • France
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • Russia 

The countries competed in nearly everything, which made it almost inevitable that war would come.

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