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M.A.I.N Causes of WWI. Competition. Countries throughout Europe will start competing with one another to be the biggest and best country This will lead to all the causes of WWI. Militarism. Build up of a countries military Competition was in the form of military build up

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Competition
Competition

  • Countries throughout Europe will start competing with one another to be the biggest and best country

  • This will lead to all the causes of WWI


Militarism
Militarism

  • Build up of a countries military

  • Competition was in the form of military build up

  • Each power wanted to be the strongest, so they increased their military


Alliances secret
Alliances - Secret

  • Countries formed alliances for protection and strength - If one country gets attacked, the others will get involved

  • Triple Entente - Great Britain, Russia, and France

  • Central Powers - Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy


As i recall
As I Recall…

  • What is militarism?

  • What is an alliance?

  • Which countries make up the Central Powers?

  • Which countries make up the Triple Entente?


Imperialism
Imperialism

  • Countries wanted to establish new land or colonies in order to gain wealth and international influence

  • All about nationalism and competition


Nationalism 1 cause of wwi
Nationalism - #1 Cause of WWI

  • Devotion and loyalty to a nation

  • Nationalism spurred competition among different countries

  • Some areas wanted to gain land while others wanted to break away


What d she say again
WHAT’D SHE SAY AGAIN??

  • Why do countries imperialize?

  • What is nationalism?

  • What was the #1 cause of the war?



The spark
The Spark

  • Tensions were building between Austria-Hungary and Serbia over who should control certain areas

  • Austria-Hungary’s rising leader, Archduke Ferdinand was shot and killed by a Serbian nationalists

  • This was the spark that

    started WWI


Declaration of war
Declaration of War

  • Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia

  • The alliance system was put in motion when Russia joined Serbia

  • Germany helpedits ally Austria-Hungary

  • WWI officially started in 1914


Sides of the war
Sides of the War

Allies

Central Power

Austria-Hungary

Germany

Ottoman Empire

Bulgaria

  • Serbia

  • Russia

  • Great Britain

  • France

  • Italy

  • Japan


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