World War I. War Begins. Alliances the Triple Entente with United Kingdom, France & Russia Originally called the Triple Alliance Austria-Hungary, Germany,) Italy, (and then the Ottoman Empire (Turkey)). Nationalism. Militarism. Causes of World War I. Imperialism. Alliances.
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World War I
Causes of World War I
July 28, 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war against Serbia
GavriloPrincip (Serbian nationalist) kills Sophie & Archduke Franz Ferdinand (heir to Austrian throne)
Alliance system kicks in
Germany invades Belgium which goes against treaty to not invade Belgium
August 3: Germany declares war on Russia’s ally - France
August 1: Germany declares war on Russia (to support Austria-Hungary)
The Great War has begun
Britain declares war on Germany and Austria-Hungary
Parados [par-uh-dos] Fortification. A bank of earth built behind a trench or military emplacement to protect soldiers from a surprise attack from the rear.