Not sure if I've ever made it known, but, I love history. The early Iron Age to the split of the Roman Empire is probably the period of classic history I enjoy studying the most, but the Renaissance has also captivated me as well. Recently though, I've become captivated with any and all things WWI: its effects, the flourishing of new and strange weaponry, as well as battles beyond the Western Front.
I'm not sure if this is the case with anyone else, but I feel WWI is exceedingly overlooked when compared to WWII. Sure the US saw combat for only a year and its effects lingered on into the far deadlier WWII, but there's so much new content being discovered from that era. It's also raised misconceptions that all the fighting was majorly done on the Western Front, or that Serbia was the main cause for the war.
How generals and commanders like Von Hotzendorf were able to manipulate their countries into declaring war was always an interesting concept to me. This also raises questions of numerous hypothetical scenartios, like, what if Ferdinand's driver hadn't made that wrong turn? Would war still be inevitable? Would military technology and tactics have progressed by a different means, or would they still stuck in the 19th century?