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World War I Begins 1914-1918. SWBAT: Identify the causes of WWI and explain why the U.S. chose neutrality. Homework: Vocabulary Sheet Do Now: With a partner, try to define the following terms: Nationalism Militarism

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World war i begins 1914 1918

World War I Begins1914-1918

SWBAT: Identify the causes of WWI and explain why the U.S. chose neutrality.

Homework: Vocabulary Sheet

Do Now: With a partner, try to define the following terms:

Nationalism

Militarism

Given the definitions you have come up with, do you think these things are good or bad? Explain.


The causes

The Causes…


Causes of wwi

Causes of WWI

Tensions

War

1914

1900


Cause 1 imperialism

Cause 1: Imperialism

Tensions

Imperialism: land and empire rivalries

War

1914

1900


Imperialism and europeans

Imperialism and Europeans

  • European powers are competing for land, influence, and power around the world.

  • Remember these maps???

Empire of Great Britain


Imperialism and competition

Imperialism and Competition

  • All the great powers were competing for:

    • Raw materials

    • Cheap labor and soldiers

    • People to tax

  • Created competition between the countries: the biggest and most successful empire wins.

  • Competition leads to hostility between the great powers.


Cause 2 nationalism

Cause 2: Nationalism

Tensions

Nationalism

Imperialism: land and empire rivalries

War

1914

1900


Nationalism in europe

Nationalism in Europe

  • Early 20th century was a time when all nations strived for self- determination: a country asserting their autonomy, power, and independence.

  • Two Kinds

    1. Countries looking to become independent: i.e. Slavs from Serbia wanted to be free of Austria-Hungarian rule.

    • Situations like these made large empires weak.

      2. Other countries reorganized themselves as strong nations: i.e. German states come together to create one large, strong nation.


Cause 3 alliance system

Cause 3: Alliance System

Tensions

Alliance System

Nationalism

Imperialism: land and empire rivalries

War

1914

1900


The creation of the triple alliance

The Creation of the Triple Alliance

  • In 1882 Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy promise to come to the aid of another should they be attacked.


Creation of the triple entente

Creation of the Triple Entente

  • In 1907 Great Britain, France, and Russia form an alliance similar to that of the Triple Alliance promising to protect one another if another country should attack another.


The alliance system by 1914

The Alliance System by 1914

  • What is the problem with an alliance system so intricate?


Cause 4 militarism

Cause 4: Militarism

Tensions

Militarism

Alliance System

Nationalism

Imperialism: land and empire rivalries

War

1914

1900


Imperialist empires need big armies

Imperialist Empires need big Armies

  • Having colonies all over the world meant you needed an army big enough to handle problems all over the world.

  • In addition to competition over land, competition also occurred over the armed forces:

    • Great Britain and Germany were fighting to make the biggest navies.

    • Germany was competing with France and Russia to create the largest armies

      Arms build up between 1880-1914


Cause 5 assassination

Cause 5: Assassination

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

Tensions

Militarism

Alliance System

Nationalism

Imperialism: land and empire rivalries

War

1914

1900


Assassination of archduke franz ferdinand

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LAgDuNZU8A


Causes of wwi1

Causes of WWI

Tensions

War

1914

1900


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