In the late 19th century, imperialism was a major issue in many nations of the world. Imperialism is the extension of a nation's power due to the acquiring of territory or economic conditions through military force or political means. Countries revived the imperialistic movement because the need of raw materials and labor for industrial purposes was so great. Also, the countries wanted to increase their overall wealth and trade. Christianity gained power due to this
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and raw materials, the profits from some of these colonies was almost nonexistent.
Was this imperialistic movement a direct cause of World War I? No, but many results of this movement helped to influence the setup of the war. Territorial wars and new agreements caused tension between many of the European countries. Even though it wasn't a direct cause of the war, it influenced the way it was fought, as well as the outcome, drastically.