Presentation on theme: "CAUSES OF WORLD WAR I. NATIONALISM Extreme pride and devotion to your country Primarily seen in the Balkans Many nationalistic groups lived there Groups:"— Presentation transcript:
NATIONALISM Extreme pride and devotion to your country Primarily seen in the Balkans Many nationalistic groups lived there Groups: Serbs Slavs Fought against foreign rule of Ottomans Austria-Hungary
IMPERIALISM Countries wanting to take over other areas to not only have control, but to take resources and raw materials Creates rivalries amongst European nations – leads to issues and increased tension Countries fighting for imperialist control: Germany Italy Austria-Hungary Great Britain France United States
MILITARISM Building up of weapons and means to wage war Done by many to protect their interests Militarism was capable because of the vast industrial power of these nations As one country built up military another would do the same Started by Germany Spread to France and England
ALLIANCES Nations started to make agreements to protect each other in case of attacks Two main groups arose in Europe: Triple Entente: France Russia Great Britain Triple Alliance: Germany Austria-Hungary Italy
WAR STARTS Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife assassinated in Balkans by Gavrilo Princip – sets off World War I Austria-Hungary attacks – Russian Alliance with Serbia kicks in and Russians attack Austria-Hungary Germany then goes to war because of alliance with Austria Schlieffen Plan – German plan to invade France through Belgium Germany invades Belgium France and England declare war on Germany The two sides: Central Powers – Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire Allied Powers – France, Great Britain, Russia World is at War by August of 1914
QUESTIONS What were the causes of World War I? Why was militarism emerging in Europe? What were the two main alliances in Europe? What event set off World War I? What role did alliances play in causing the war to spread? What was the Schlieffen Plan? What were the two sides during the war? What year saw the war break out in Europe?