During World War 1 many European countries tried to be to be imperialistic to gain territories. By gaining territories it would also give them raw materials and provided markets for manufactured goods.† These countries had competition for territory and built up their economic and political control over various peoples of the world. Imperialism mainly happened between 1896-1920 with European countries. This happened in the world because many countries were trying to get more powerful then the other countries. So they built up their armies and navies to get to that state. Imperialism was one of the reasons that caused the war because all the countries wanted to expand which caused problems. Imperialism caused conflicts between nations that lead to World War 1.
Work Cited: The Americans Reconstruction to the 21ís Century, 2003