Three Wars That Led to World War I in Flags

Wars leading to World War I
Three smaller wars led up to World War I. They were the Austro-Prussian War (1866), the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), and the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). The first two allowed Prussia to become the dominant German State, and eventually form the Second Reich (Empire). The Russo-Japanese War resulted in the world discovering the growing power of Japan in Asia and the weakness of Imperial Russia.

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