2 (The Sick Man of Europe) Causes of World War IM.A.I.NMilitarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism*** The decline of the Ottoman Empire further added to the start of WWI.***(The Sick Man of Europe)
3 Militarism The building up of a country’s military Industrial Revolution- Brought new technologyBalance of Power
5 AlliancesIncreased tensions in the Balkans, and suspicion amongst major powers led them to form alliances.Nations agreed to defend each other in case of attacks.Triple Alliance – (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy)Triple Entente – (Britain, France, Russia)
6 ImperialismImperialism of Asia and Africa during the late 1800s led to competition between the major global powers.Germany’s rapid industrialization and expansion threatened Britain’s power.Balance of Power – increased tension amongst these nations.
7 NationalismGerman nationalism – rapid expansion and industrialization led Germany to seek to imperialize further.French nationalism – France looked to regain its position in world dominance, angered by their defeat to Germany, and loss of Alsace and Lorraine.
8 AlliancesPan Slavism – Russia promoted the unity of Slavic nations, while the Austro-Hungarian empire sought to break up all Slavic peoples.Russia vowed defend all small Slavic nations.
9 Powder Keg Of Europe The Balkans became unstable. Serbia looked to control Bosnia-Herzegovina (Part of the Ottoman Empire)Austrian-Hungarian Empire did not want the spirit of nationalism to spread.