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  1. M.A.I.N.CAUSES OF WWI

  2. M.A.I.N. Causes • Militarism • Alliances • Imperialism • Nationalism Click when ready to go on.

  3. Militarism • When a nation’s armed forces come to dominate a country’s national policy. • It is also a glorification of the military and war itself. Click when ready to go on

  4. Alliance • Signed treaties in which each nation involved pledges to defend the other if attacked by an aggressor. • Basically, countries agreed to help each other. Click when ready to go on

  5. Imperialism • Domination by one country over the political, economic or cultural life of another country or region. • Due to the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, some European nations had a large portion of the world under their control. • Think colonies! Click when ready to go on

  6. Nationalism *Pride and patriotism in one’s nation. *In terms of WWI, nationalism became aggressive and subsequently (because of this) a major cause of international tension. Click when ready to go on

  7. The Powder Keg • On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip a Serbian, assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand heir to the Austria Hungarian Throne Think about this question • How was this one event so important to the beginning of World War I? Click to end show when ready, then press back to return to the website