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The Great War The War to End All Wars Europe’s War (at 1st)
WWI would last from 1914 – 1919 9 million civilians and soldiers would die
Militarism 1. The buildup of a country’s army or navy
Countries wanted the strongest army & navy For example: Germany
1890 Kaiser William II I want to prove Germany’s strength!
Kaiser William II’s militaristic qualities may have developed because of his crippled left arm.
He may have become a warrior to prove himself equal to his grandfather, William I.
Germany started building a strong navy What would other countries do in response to Germany’s actions?
Great Britain enlarged its Navy & sought allies
Alliances Mutual defense treaties 2.
Triple Entente (Allies): GB, France, & Russia There were Ententes (Friendly understandings)
Triple Alliance (Central Powers): Germany, Austria- Hungary, & Ottoman Empire
Is there a problem making alliances with other countries?
Because of these alliances, a war with ANY 2 would bring ALL of Europe to war!
Imperialism Competition for colonies to increase political and economic power. 3.
Nationalism 4. Pride and love for one’s country or people
Ethnic groups were divided up by borders. Ex: Serbia – Slavic Bosnia – Slavic Russia – Slavic
The spark that started WWI... The assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Visiting the Capital of Bosnia: Sarajevo: Heir to throne in Austria- Hungary Sophie
Bosnia was controlled by Austria
But most Bosnians were Serbs who wanted to be part of Serbia…NOT A-H Sarajevo
June 28, 1914 Both killed by Gavrilo Princip, member of the Black Hand, a secret society of Slavic extremists
Agenda Do Now: What are the positives and negatives of war?
The M.A.I.N. Causes of WWI 1. MILITARISM MILITARISM What is it? –Celebrating military power –Having an army that is always ready for war Who is strongest?
Causes of World War I Mrs. Eckert World History Chapter 17.1 and 17.2.
World War I 1914 – 1918 U.S. Involvement 1917 – 1918.
Causes of World War I The Reasons for the Great War.
Consider these questions – 1 sentence each:
The MAIN causes… MILITARISM ALLIANCES IMPERIALISM NATIONALISM.
Good Morning Turn in Homework from over the weekend… Quiz on Sections 3 & 4 of Chapter 26… After your quiz – pick up a WWI Pretest, and see how many answers.
World War I Prelude to a War.
WORLD WAR I THE CAUSES.
Political Causes Nationalism. –Pride in one’s country. –Each nation felt it was superior to the others. Imperialism. –The creation of empires. –England.
World War I Dates: U.S. Entered: 1917 The war to end all wars!
What was the Berlin Conference? What did the countries meeting there want to do? How did the Berlin Conference effect Africa? Include how these effects.
Causes of WWI Unit 5: World War I. Causes of WWI - MANIA M ilitarism A lliances N ationalism I mperialism A ssassination.
Causes of WWI. Causes of WWI - MAIN M ilitarism A lliances I mperialism N ationalism.
WWI: “The War to End All Wars”
Notes #1 – Long Term Causes of WWI. 1. Nationalism Nationalism is a strong feeling of pride & love for one’s country Expressed through competition &
Prelude to War The Tragedy of “isms” Tragedy of the -isms Nationalism Imperialism Militarism Alliances.
Causes of World War I. Underlying Causes Militarism Militarism Alliances Alliances Imperialism Imperialism Nationalism Nationalism Long term causes over.
World War One: Causes – M.A.N.I.A.. 1. MILITARISM This was a belief by European nations that it was acceptable to solve their disputes by military action.
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