M.A.I.N. Causes Militarism Alliances Imperialism Nationalism Click when ready to go on.
Militarism When a nation’s armed forces come to dominate a country’s national policy. It is also a glorification of the military and war itself. Click when ready to go on
Alliance Signed treaties in which each nation involved pledges to defend the other if attacked by an aggressor. Basically, countries agreed to help each other. Click when ready to go on
Imperialism Domination by one country over the political, economic or cultural life of another country or region. Due to the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, some European nations had a large portion of the world under their control. Think colonies! Click when ready to go on
Nationalism *Pride and patriotism in one’s nation. *In terms of WWI, nationalism became aggressive and subsequently (because of this) a major cause of international tension. Click when ready to go on
The Powder Keg On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip a Serbian, assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand heir to the Austria Hungarian Throne Think about this question How was this one event so important to the beginning of World War I? Click to end show when ready, then press back to return to the website