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7146EXPLOSIONEXPLOSION1996color56 minvhs (Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, The series, Part 1) Begins with a sweeping look at the conditions that caused the cataclysm to unfold. Why did a Serbian fanatic's assassination of Archduke Ferdinand (heir to the Austrian throne) in Sarajevo engulf the world in war? How did the rise of labor and women's demands for equal rights contribute to the unsettling unease throughout Europe in 1914? And how could those in power take so great a gamble, yet have so little understanding of the war machine they were setting into motion? Sheds new light on how the fuse was it that led to the first man-made catastrophe of the 20th Century. (Closed-Captioned)