Presentation on theme: "The Causes of the Great War. Road Map Explain and define Nationalism. Explain and define Imperialism. Explain and define Militarism. Explain and define."— Presentation transcript:
Road Map Explain and define Nationalism. Explain and define Imperialism. Explain and define Militarism. Explain and define Alliances. Explain the significance of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
To Help You Remember: MANIA Militarism Alliances Nationalism Imperialism Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Nationalism Extreme love for country; belief that one’s nation of people should have its own country and rule itself.
Question If you have an extreme love of your country, and you think your country’s way of doing things is better than everyone else’s, what should your country do?
Imperialism Conquering weaker countries and controlling them politically, socially economically.
Question What do countries have to do to protect their empires?
Militarism and Alliances Militarism Policy of building up military forces to prepare for war. Alliances Agreements between nations to aid and protect each other.
The Powder Keg of Europe: The Balkans All these issues came to a head in the Balkans region of Europe. Slavic nationalism played a major role; Slavic nationalists in Serbia believed Slavic people in Bosnia should be free from Austrian control. Serbia is allied with Russia because they share common Slavic heritage.
The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro- Hungarian Empire, assassinated in Sarajevo (part of Bosnia) by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist.
Result of the Assassination Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. Russia declares war on Austria Hungary. Germany declares war on Russia. Germany launched quick invasion of France to knock them out of the fight; fails. Germany declared war on Belgium to get there. Britain declares war on Germany.