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Causes of World War One. Militarism Standing armies of France and Germany doubled from 1870-1914 Germany and England race to build up their navies Germany.

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1 Causes of World War One

2 Militarism Standing armies of France and Germany doubled from Germany and England race to build up their navies Germany develops the Schlieffen plan which is designed for a two-front war  Invade and quickly defeat France, then fight Russia

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5 Army Strong For Country Militarism on TV

6 Alliances France and Russia formed an alliance in 1894 Britain and France formed an alliance in 1904 Russia and England form an alliance in 1907 and Japan forms an alliance with England soon after

7 Imperialism France and England were competing against Germany in Africa The Ottoman Empire was falling apart and was being watched by Russia and Austria-Hungary

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9 Nationalism France fought Prussia (Germany) in 1871 and lost France lost Alsace-Lorraine and wants revenge Many nationalist groups in the Austro-Hungarian Empire want to break (Serbs)

10 Find Alsace-Lorraine

11 Assassination Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro Hungarian throne was assassinated June 28 th, 1914 Killed by Serbian Nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Black Hand

12 Dramatization of the Attack

13 Declarations of War Germany offers Austria-Hungary a “blank check”, and Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia July 28 th, 1914 Russia mobilizes and then Germany declares war on Russia and France August 1 st 1914 Germany invades neutral Belgium and then England declares war on Germany Germany and the Ottoman Empire ally

14 As of August 4th, 1914 Dark Green=Allies Light Green=Allied colonies, dominions or occupied territory Dark Orange=Central powers Light OrangeCentral powers' colonies or occupied territory Grey=Neutral

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16 Who is Fighting Who? (1915) Entente Powers England* France* Russia* Serbia Canada Italy New Zealand Australia Central Powers Austria-Hungary Ottoman Empire Germany Bulgaria


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