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Causes of WWI. Vocabulary Militarism: the build up by countries of military goods, equipment and troops Alliances: agreements between countries swearing.

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1 Causes of WWI

2 Vocabulary Militarism: the build up by countries of military goods, equipment and troops Alliances: agreements between countries swearing to protect each other Imperialism: Domination by one country over another in terms of the political, economic, or cultural life of the dominated country or region. Nationalism: extreme pride in one’s country Triple Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy Triple Entente: France, Russia, Britain Assassination: murder a politically active person Mobilization: moving troops and equipment for war

3 Essential Questions What are the long-term causes that led to WWI? What was the immediate cause of WWI?

4 Militarism German Submarines being Built Building up strong armed forces to prepare for war.  Germany built up Navy  Britain added more ships  Race for power Long Term Causes of WWI

5 Alliances To protect themselves European countries formed rival alliances Triple Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary, & Italy Triple Entente: France, Russia & Britain Agreed to support one another in case of an attack Long Term Causes of WWI

6 Imperialism Domination by one country over another in terms of the political, economic, or cultural life of the dominated country or region. European countries competing for colonies all over the world which led to wars far from home Long Term Causes of WWI

7 Nationalism /godblesstheusaWAVE.html /godblesstheusaWAVE.html Extreme pride in one’s country  Wanted common language unity & throw off foreign rule to form own countries (unification of German 1871, Italy 1870) Long Term Causes of WWI

8 Assassination Killing of a political figure June 28th, 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria- Hungary Austria sent Serbia a list of demands which they refused July 28 th, 1914 Austria declared war on Serbia Immediate Cause of WWI

9 How can I remember the causes of WWI?

10 Essential Questions What are the long-term causes that led to WWI? What was the immediate cause of WWI?


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