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With Russia looming large again in a debate about military action in the Mideast, I thought this Horrible Histories explanation of the origins of WWI offered an opportunity to compare and contrast alliances and the complications they create.
Or, you can ignore current politics and just enjoy the clip on its own merits.*
Image: British Navy at War (1915) courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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