Talk about a convoluted picking sides on the school yard, the crooked path to WW1 reads like something out of a childhood diary of bickering children.
Austria-Hungary battles Serbia, Serbia drags in Russia, Germany’s sourpuss named Wilhelm decides he wants to rule the world and the U.S. gets dragged into it to save England and France (as usual). It had all the makings of a mayhem like the world had never seen. Millions dead, more maimed and very little accomplished considering that the assassination of a single individuals caused the whole thing to erupt.
PragerU has a way of explaining things that many have never quite understood in simple terms. Well worth the five minutes or so it take to listen and learn.