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Causes of WW1. M. A. N. I. A. C. S. Militarism. 1. Building up armed forces getting ready for war Glorification of the military Increase in military spending More input by military leaders in the government. Militarism.

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Causes of ww1
Causes of WW1

  • M.

  • A.

  • N.

  • I.

  • A.

  • C.

  • S.


Militarism
Militarism

1. Building up armed forces getting ready for war

  • Glorification of the military

  • Increase in military spending

  • More input by military leaders in the government


Militarism1
Militarism

  • Germany was competing with the UK to build battleships.

  • The British feared an attack on their Empire

  • Germany was competing with Russia and France to expand their armies

    • 1880 1914

  • Germany 1.3m 5.0m

  • France 0.73m 4.0m

  • Russia 0.40m 1.2m


  • Alliances
    Alliances

    Agreements or promises to help or defend another country


    Alliances1
    Alliances

    • By 1914 all the major powers were linked by a system of alliances.

    • The alliances made it more likely that a war would start.

    • Once started, the alliances made it more likely to spread.


    Alliances2
    Alliances

    • Central Powers

      • Germany

      • Austria-Hungary

      • Italy

    • Triple Entente

      (Allies)

      • France

      • Russia

      • Great Britain


    Nationalism
    Nationalism

    Extreme love and pride in your country

    Desire of people with the same nationality to form their own nation-state

    Desire for freedom from foreign rule


    Nationalism1
    Nationalism

    • This was an age when all nations wanted to assert their power and independence.

    • In Europe Slavs, aided by Serbia and Russia, wanted to be free of Austrian rule.

    Serbia’s national flag


    Imperialism
    Imperialism

    One country’s domination of the political, economic, and social life of another country


    Imperialism1
    Imperialism

    • All the great powers were competing for colonies / territory.

    • The British feared Germany in Africa.

    • The Austrians feared Serbia / Russia in the Balkans


    Assassination
    Assassination

    • 28 June 1914

    • Heir to Austrian throne Franz Ferdinand Assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina by Serbian Nationalists

    • Black Hand – Serbian Nationalist Group

    Seal of the Black Hand group


    Conflict in the balkans
    Conflict in the Balkans

    • Large number of different religions and nationalities

    • Balkan Wars – struggle for control of the Peninsula

    • “Powder Keg of Europe”



    Series of unfortunate events countries have an u r g e to go to war
    Series of Unfortunate Events Countries have an U.R.G.E. to go to war

    • U. Ultimatum from A-H to Serbia fails. Blank Check from Germany

    • R. Russia as “Protector of the Slavs” mobilizes her troops to support Serbia

    • G. Germany declares war on France and Russia.

    • E. England, “Protector of Belgium”, declares war on Germany when Germany marches through neutral Belgium to attack France

    “Demands must be put to Serbia that would be wholly impossible for them to accept …”


    M a n i a c s
    M.A.N.I.A.C.S

    VS.

    WilhelmII

    Germany

    CzarNicholas II

    Russia

    David Lloyd George

    Great Britain

    Franz Joseph

    Austria-Hungary

    George Clemenceau

    France

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    Causes of ww11

    Causes of WW1

    M. Militarism

    A. Alliances

    N. Nationalism

    I. Imperialism

    A. Assassination

    C. Conflict in the Balkans

    S. Series of diplomatic failures


    Which of the following defines militarism
    Which of the following defines Militarism?

    1. Building up armed forces getting ready for war

    • Glorification of the military

    • Increase in military spending

    • More input by military leaders in the government

    • All of the Above


    Which of the following defines an alliance
    Which of the following defines an alliance?

    • Any partnership with another country

    • An agreement to help defend another country in the event of war

    • The building up of a countries army

    • Extreme pride in one’s country


    Which of the following was not a cause of wwi
    Which of the following was not a cause of WWI?

    • Nationalism

    • Militarism

    • Communism

    • Imperialism


    What was the powder keg of europe
    What was the Powder Keg of Europe?

    • A bomb that killed the Archduke of Austria

    • The Balkan Peninsula

    • The weapons used in WWI

    • The Alliance System that existed before WWI


    Which of the following countries were in the triple entente
    Which of the following countries were in the Triple Entente?

    • Russia, Great Britain, France

    • Russia, Austria-Hungary, Germany

    • Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy

    • Russia, Great Britain, Italy


    Which of the following countries were part of the triple alliance
    Which of the following countries were part of the Triple Alliance?

    • Russia, Great Britain, France

    • Russia, Austria-Hungary, Germany

    • Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy

    • Russia, Great Britain, Italy


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