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Britain before the war were the most influencial power in the world with the best military, and they were egoistic about this. Britain couldn't care less about the Austro-Serb war, they were mostly concerned with maintaining the status quo. The biggest disruption to the status quo was Germany's rapid growth in Europe. Britain was concerned about the growth of Germany's navy, which resulted in an arms race. Britain also didn't like that Germany had colonial ambitions in Africa. Britain had to stop Germany from growing more, so when Germany invaded Belgium, they took this as an excuse to enter the war. Britain entering the war wasn't out of actual concern for Belgium's safety or for anyone else's but its own. So, this attempt at maintaining status quo through militarism is why I think Britain should be held accountable for the war.

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