Bell Ringer What events do you think could cause another world war?
Cause of WWI: Imperialism What is imperialism? One country controlling another country or countries European countries competing to build biggest empire How could imperialism contribute to war?
Cause of WWI: Nationalism Nationalism - Extreme patriotism; support for own country’s independence How could nationalism contribute to war?
Cause of WWI: Alliance System Had the biggest direct impact on the declaration of war Alliance - partnership formed for mutual benefit Triple Entente (Allied Forces) France Russia England Dual Alliance (Central Powers) Germany Austria-Hungary How could alliances contribute to war?
War! Serbian nationalist assassinates Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand Austria declares war on Serbia Russia declares war on Austria Germany declares war on Russia and France France declares war on Germany Germany declares war on Belgium