ilitarism building up your military to “one up” the other countries. lliance an agreement between two or more countries to help each other out; a pact ationalism a belief that one country is superior to all others mperialism the policy of extending the rule or influence of a country over other countries or colonies ssassination murder of a public figure by surprise attack
ilitarism Each country wanted to have the BEST military. When other countries found out that someone else had a bigger military than they did, they increased theirs. This caused a lot of hostility. My gun is bigger than yours! You wish! Mine is bigger!
AlliesAllies Central Powers Germany Austria-Hungary Italy Great Britain France Russia TENSION
AlliesAllies Central Powers Someone messes with my allies, I’m gonna mess with them!
Having too much pride in your country. We’re Better Than You Are!!
Gavrilo Princip after his assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
The Point of No Return: The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Austria blamed Serbia for Ferdinand’s death and declared war on Serbia. Germany pledged their support for Austria - Hungary. Russia pledged their support for Serbia. France pledged their support for Russia. The Ottoman Empire pledged their support for Germany.