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Alliances Three Emperors’ League Created by German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck Germany, A-H & Russia Solved this problem by keeping friends with RUSSIA and AUSTRIA- HUNGARY
Alliances Triple Alliance Italy, Germany and Austria-Hungary
Alliances Franco-Russian Alliance Russia made an alliance with FRANCE. Although it was only a DEFENSIVE alliance, it was Germany’s worst nightmare!
Alliances Entente Cordiale Great Britain and France
Alliances Triple Entente Russia, Great Britain and France
Alliances But Russia was also allied to Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. These nations were Slavic like Russia They hoped their alliance would Russia would help them keep their national independence from Austria-Hungary
Issues Austria-Hungary controlled Bosnia Bosnia was a Slavic nation in the Balkans Serbia wanted Bosnia to belong to them = nationalism Previous attempts at freeing Bosnia had failed.
Tinderbox Event Archduke Franz Ferdinand Next in line to rule throne for Austria-Hungary Wanted to make Bosnia feel more like Austria- Hungary Decides to visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia.
Tinderbox Event Gavilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.
Gavrilo Princip after his assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Tinderbox Event
Austria blamed Serbia for Ferdinand’s death and declared war on Serbia. Germany pledged their support for Austria -Hungary. Example of Pan-German nationalism Russia pledged their support for Serbia. Example of Pan-Slavic nationalism WWI Begins
Germany declares war on Russia. France pledges their support for Russia. Germany declares war on France. Germany invades Belgium on the way to France. Great Britain supports Belgium and declares war on Germany. WWI Begins
World War I Allied Powers: Central Powers : Great Britain France Russia Italy Germany Austria-Hungary Ottoman Empire