"THE GREAT WAR". WORLD WAR I. 1914-1919. Causes of World War I. “The war to end all wars” http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/world-war-i-history/videos/causes-of-world-war-i?m=528e38969e64d. Nationalism. The strong feeling people have for their own country.
WORLD WAR I
“The war to end all wars”
July 28, 1914- Austria- Hungary declares war on Serbia.
Germany’s alliance with Austria-Hungary brings them into the war.
Russia comes to the aid of Serbia believing that they were the protectors of all Slavic speaking nations.War !!!
Cannot take both powers on.
French alliance with Russia brings them into the war.
Germany asks neutral Belgium for right to pass through to invade France.
August 1, 1914- Germany invades France via Belgium.
This “act of aggression” forces Britain to declare war on Germany.War!!
Central Powers Germany
Secret alliance with both nations brings the Ottoman-Turks into the war.
Triple Entente or Allied Powers
Joins Allies because of promises of new colonies.War-time Alliances
France- 1.4 million
Russia- 3.7 million
United States- 126,000
America only fought for 16 months.
Austria-Hungary- 1.5 million
Germany- 2.5 millionWar Statistics- Total Killed
A total of 10-15 million people were killed between the two powers.
“don’t let those commies in here”