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M.A.N.I.A. CAUSES OF WWI. M.A.N.I.A. M ilitarism A lliances N ationalism I mperialism A ssasination.

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2 M.A.N.I.A. M ilitarism A lliances N ationalism I mperialism A ssasination

3 IMPERIALISM When one country takes over another country both economically and politically. “Scramble For Africa” European nations were competing for control of colonies in Africa in order to gain land, resources, and influence. Germany was attempting to control lands in Africa where Britain and France were established

4 MILITARISM Policy of building up strong military forces to prepare for war. The growing European divide had led to an arms race between the main countries. There was a desire to create a large amount of weapons as well as building up a nation’s army and navy The armies of both France and Germany had more than doubled between 1870 and 1914, and there was fierce competition between Britain and Germany for mastery of the seas.


6 NATIONALISM Pride in or devotion to ones country. Germany was extremely proud of the military power they held after the Franco-Prussian war and felt nearly unstoppable The French had been embarrassed and wanted to regain their pride Pan-Germanism-movement to unify people of all German speaking countries Pan-Slavism-movement to unify people of the Slavic people

7 ALLIANCES An agreement between two or more countries to work together for the benefit of each country Germany sought to ally with Austria-Hungary in order to prevent war from Russia while Austria-Hungary seeks the protection against Russia Italy allied to benefit from the strength of the alliance and seek out new colonies France and Russia allied because they are wary of the strength of the Triple Alliance-France seeks the strength of the union and Russia benefits from French loans England allied as a means to curb Germany’s increasing Imperialistic efforts

8 ALLIANCES TENSION Germany Italy Great Britain France Russia Austria-Hungary Triple Entente: Triple Alliance:

9 ASSASINATION The deliberate murder of a high-ranking government official. The “spark” that started WWI On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austria Hungarian Throne was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist who believed that Bosnia should belong to Serbia

10 THE DOMINO EFFECT 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. Germany declares war on Russia

11 THE DOMINO EFFECT France pledges their support for Russia Germany declares war on France Germany invades Belgium on the way to France Great Britain supports Belgium and declares war on Germany

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