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World History. Activity Review the causes of WWI Activity Introduce the causes of WWII Assessment Sheet. Activity. Place the major players of WWI on the Risk Board Game Obviously the countries are a little skewed but place them as accurately as you can. . Causes of WWI. Nationalism

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World history

World History

  • Activity

  • Review the causes of WWI

  • Activity

  • Introduce the causes of WWII

  • Assessment Sheet


Activity

Activity

  • Place the major players of WWI on the Risk Board Game

    • Obviously the countries are a little skewed but place them as accurately as you can.


Causes of wwi

Causes of WWI

  • Nationalism

  • Imperialism

  • Alliances

  • Arms Race

  • African Crises

  • Assassination


Causes of wwi1

Causes of WWI

  • Nationalism-Devotion to the interests or culture of one's nation.

  • Imperialism-The policy of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations.


Causes of wwi2

Causes of WWI

  • Alliances-The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente

    • Countries were becoming wary of each other as they each tried to expand their empires and build up arms

  • Arms Race-As a result of this distrust countries began to build larger standing armies and navies.

    • E.g.-The armies of France and Germany doubled just shortly before WWI.


Causes of wwi3

Causes of WWI

  • African Crises-These alliances clash in areas such as Morocco and Bosnia

    • Morocco-A French province declares independence and is backed by Germany. France is backed by Britain but a solution was reached.

    • Bosnia-Austria-Hungary wanted to annex Bosnia but so did Serbia. So Russia who backed Serbia mobilized and this caused Germany who was allied with Austria-Hungary to mobilize as well.


Causes of wwi4

Causes of WWI

  • Assassination-The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914.

    • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    • July 29 Russia declares war on Germany

    • August 1st Germany declares war on Russia

    • August 3rd Germany declares war on France

    • Britain entered the war after Germany invaded Belgium.


Activity1

Activity

  • Place the major players of WWII on the map

    • Place the players as accurately as you can.


Causes of wwii

Causes of WWII

  • Treaty of Versailles

  • Great Depression

  • Failure of the League of Nations

  • Nationalism


Causes of wwii1

Causes of WWII

  • Treaty of Versailles

    • 1)Germany was not allowed to have a military

    • 2) German ships used for trading were given to the allies

    • 3) Germany was forced to give up territories in Africa, Europe, and the Pacific.

    • 4) Germany was ordered to pay $33 billion dollars in war damages.


Causes of wwii2

Causes of WWII

  • Great Depression

    • Caused a large number of unemployment and high inflation in Germany

    • The new democratic Weimar government was unable to solve these dilemmas and was blamed for the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles.

    • Allies also had huge debts and problems as a result of the depression and the first war.


Causes of wwii3

Causes of WWII

  • Failure of the League of Nations

    • Was unable to reinforce the treaty of Versailles

    • Britain and France still reeling from the first WWI simply continued to appease Germany in light of various abuses to the treaty of Versailles

    • U.S. isolationism


Causes of wwii4

Causes of WWII

  • Nationalism

    • Hitler wanted to unite all German people under one nation

    • Lebensraum-Hitler’s theory of living space for the German people and the reason behind his expansionist ideas.


Short answer

Short Answer

  • Compare and Contrast the causes of WWI and WWII.

  • What do you see as the most important cause of WWII and why?


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