The Causes of WWI. Ingredients for War. Nationalism. All ethnic groups in Europe were nationalistic ( extremely proud of their culture and heritage ). France wanted to start a war with Germany because it had lost two provinces ( Alsace and Lorraine ) in its last war against Germany.
The Causes of WWI
Germany had taken Alsace and Lorraine from France after a war in 1871.
Ethnic Groups living in Austria-Hungary
Colonial Empires in 1900
Alliances in Europe - 1914
Lack of Fear
Arms Race (Militarism)
So how did WWI actually begin?
Bosnia: Right between Serbia and Austria-Hungary
The arrest of GavriloPrincip