Presentation on theme: "Causes of World War I. By the end of this lesson you will be able to identify the 5 major causes of World War I and understand how they contributed to."— Presentation transcript:
By the end of this lesson you will be able to identify the 5 major causes of World War I and understand how they contributed to the start of the conflict that became known as the “War to End All Wars”. What is M.A.N.I.A.
1910-1914 Increase in Defense Expenditures France10% Britain13% Russia39% Germany73% Causes of WWI - M ilitarism 187018801890190019101914 94130154268289398 Total Defense Expenditures for the Great Powers [Ger., A-H, It., Fr., Br., Rus.] in millions of £s (British pounds).
N ationalism Pan-Germanism - movement to unify the people of all German speaking countries AustriaAustria * Belgium Denmark Iceland GermanyGermany * LiechtensteinLiechtenstein * Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Sweden SwitzerlandSwitzerland * United Kingdom * = German speaking country Germanic Countries
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. · example of Pan-German nationalism Russia pledged their support for Serbia. · example of Pan-Slavic nationalism
The Point of No Return: The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Germany declares war on Russia. 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.