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2 What’s a gang? Members of a group who band together to fight each for control of an area (turf) How does a gang work? How are members of gang supposed to feel about their gang? Gangs members are expected to be loyal at all costs. Control one another and others through violence. Gangs get together to control other gangs.

3 Gangs of Europe In the late 1800’s, the countries of Europe acted like street gangs—these behaviors led to the outbreak of war in See the M.A.I.N. causes of WWI to understand how they ganged up on each other for more power.

4 M.A.I.N. Causes Militarism Alliances Imperialism Nationalism
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5 Militarism When a nation’s armed forces mostly control its foreign policy. This is when the military is used as a threat to solve all conflicts between countries. It also means the build-up of the military. Between the years of , France and Germany doubled the size of its army. This is the “Fight me or give me what I want” policy.

6 Alliance Signed treaties in which each nation
involved pledges to defend the other if attacked by another country. -Between several European countries formed alliances with one another. -This is the “I got your back” policy. Click when ready to go on

7 Imperialism Control 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. Germany wanted colonies in Africa, but France and Britain already controlled most of the continent. This led to competition for turf. This is the “Bigger must be better” policy. Click when ready to go on

8 Nationalism *Pride and patriotism in one’s nation.
*Usually, patriotism is a good thing, but in WWI, nationalism became a major cause of international tension. This is the “My country is better than yours is” policy. Click when ready to go on

9 Powers Before WWI when one country allied with another, their rivals formed alliances in reaction. One alliance led to another until they formed Powers. Germany & Austria-Hungary form an alliance to protect themselves from Russia. Serbia allies with Russia for protection from Austria-Hungary and… Russia and France form an alliance to protect themselves from Germany and Austria-Hungary so… Germany and Austria-Hungary form an alliance with the Ottoman Empire. They become known as the Central Powers. Britain lines up with France and Russia. They become known as the Allied Powers.

10 Think about this question
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 did this one event set off a chain reaction which led to World War I?

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