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The first world war started

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The first world war started

The first world war started because of poverty
The first world war started because of greed
The first world war started because of an assassination
The first world war started because of Ideas
The first world war started because people wanted revenge

Each Statement appears to claim, all of the truth
Each statement, appears to conflict with the others
Yet each statement is a different side of the truth
To see all of the truth you need to look at the life of people
To see all of the truth you need to look at all sides of a problem

The first world war started because of poverty
Gavrilo Princip start his life in poverty his family suffered
with six of his sibling dying in infancy poverty became 
the breeding ground for his feelings of discontent
education brought him into a world of ideas

The first world war started because of greed
people in power, used the assassination as an excuse,
going to war they thought, would bring them profit,
they didn't picture themselves losing but instead, 
pictured the profit of taking wealth from other countries 

The first world war started because of an assassination
Gavrilo Princip joined a group called the Young Bosnia 
Believing in ideals of unification inspired by ideas from 
Romanticism, anarchism, and revolutionary socialism
Serbian military puppets encouraged to commit the assassination   

The first word war started because of ideas,
Ideas are all around us, flooding our lives every day,
people say, get rid of the immigrants, they take our jobs,
Immigrant's say, we are better than you, we have less criminals
communism was an idea that inspired Gavrilo Princip

The first world war, started because people wanted revenge, 
Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife where assassinated
People wanted revenge people wanted retaliation
supporting government decisions people became ready for war
with the support of the country people go to war.

Nobody started the first world war because of religion, 
it started because of many, conflicting reasons 
these are but a few, I sure their are many more,
but if we want to learn from the past, to make a better future,
Think hard, of how to make a better world, without war.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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