"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.
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"THE GREAT WAR"
WORLD WAR I
Causes of World War I
“The war to end all wars”
European nations attempt to arbitrate the dispute.
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.
July 29, 1914- Russia declares war on Austria-Hungary and Germany
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.
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.
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 million
A total of 10-15 million people were killed between the two powers.
“don’t let those commies in here”