The Causes of WW1. M ilitarism A lliances I mperialism N ationalism S ignificant individuals. Militarism 1. Germany was competing with the UK to build battleships. The British feared an attack on their Empire. Militarism 2.
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The Causes of WW1
1. The Alliance System
Two Armed Camps!
England, France, Russia, United States, Italy, Serbia, Belgium, Switzerland
The Major Players: 1914-17
Nicholas II [Rus]
Wilhelm II [Ger]
George V [Br]
Victor Emmanuel II [It]
Pres. Poincare [Fr]
Franz Josef [A-H]
Serbia’s national flag
“Germany must have its place in the sun”
“The world belongs to the strong.”
“Were the Serbs to agree to all the demands, this would not be to my liking”
“The Austrian demands are moderate. Any interference by Britain, France and Russia would be followed by incalculable consequences”
Seal of the Black Hand group
“Demands must be put to Serbia that would be wholly impossible for them to accept …”
Sir Edward Grey
British Foreign Secretary … “There’s some devilry going on in Berlin”