Reason #1 ALLIANCE SYSTEM: Nations agreeing to help and support one another An attack on one country would trigger a war involving many countries.
Reason #2 MURDER: June 28, 1914 Archduke Fran Ferdinand and wife Sophie Born in Austria Heir of the Austro-Hungarian empire
What happened? Franz Ferdinand was shot through the neck and died His pregnant wife, Sophie, was shot in the stomach and died.
The gunman was arrested after he had drank cyanide and attempted suicide.
Reason #3: NATIONALISM Nationalism encouraged small nations to gain power in the world = Small nations wanting to break away from large nations (ex: Great Britain) = FIGHTING
Reason #4 IMPERIALISM Few areas were left to colonize = Less land, money, and power = FIGHTING
Reason #5 MILITARISM: Strengthen armies to protect land, money, and power Germany, France, and Russia developed HUGE armies Great Britain had the world’s strongest and largest navy Nations challenged each other’s military strength and power
In your notebook… 1.List five World War One causes 2.Create a cartoon strip that represents what you learned today