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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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