Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

World War I 1914 - 1918.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "World War I 1914 - 1918."— Presentation transcript:

1 World War I

2 (The Sick Man of Europe)
Causes of World War I M.A.I.N Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism *** The decline of the Ottoman Empire further added to the start of WWI.*** (The Sick Man of Europe)

3 Militarism The building up of a country’s military
Industrial Revolution - Brought new technology Balance of Power

4 Alliances

5 Alliances Increased tensions in the Balkans, and suspicion amongst major powers led them to form alliances. Nations agreed to defend each other in case of attacks. Triple Alliance – (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy) Triple Entente – (Britain, France, Russia)

6 Imperialism Imperialism of Asia and Africa during the late 1800s led to competition between the major global powers. Germany’s rapid industrialization and expansion threatened Britain’s power. Balance of Power – increased tension amongst these nations.

7 Nationalism German nationalism – rapid expansion and industrialization led Germany to seek to imperialize further. French nationalism – France looked to regain its position in world dominance, angered by their defeat to Germany, and loss of Alsace and Lorraine.

8 Alliances Pan Slavism – Russia promoted the unity of Slavic nations, while the Austro-Hungarian empire sought to break up all Slavic peoples. Russia vowed defend all small Slavic nations.

9 Powder Keg Of Europe The Balkans became unstable.
Serbia looked to control Bosnia-Herzegovina (Part of the Ottoman Empire) Austrian-Hungarian Empire did not want the spirit of nationalism to spread.

10 The War Begins

11 The War Begins The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (heir to the Austrian throne). Gavrilo Princip – member of the Black Hand Society…which opposed Austrian rule.

Download ppt "World War I 1914 - 1918."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google