Social studies review POWER POINT unit 24. David. 24.1. For what reasons were tensions high in europe in 1914?.
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Extreme Nationalism: European nationalists demanded freedom and self-government. They believed that people with a common language and culture should throw off foreign rule and form their own countries. Created mistrust and rivalry between nations. In Eastern Europe, nationalism created hostility between Austria-Hungary and Russia.
Rival Alliances: To protect themselves, European powers formed alliances. Germany organized Triple Alliance with Austria Hungary and Italy, and France created the Triple Entente with Russia And Britain. This made it so that one small event could spark a major war.
Franz Ferdinand, archduke, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, angered members of the Black Hand, a Serbian terrorist group. GavriloPrincip, terrorist, shot Franz and his wife Sophie, and both died.