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Objectives. 1. To examine the long-range causes of world war I by completing a graphic organizer. 2. To analyze the short-range cause of WWI through SOAPStone and written responses. The Great War. World War I. World War I: The Great War.

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1. To examine the long-range causes of world war I by completing a graphic


2. To analyze the short-range cause of WWI through SOAPStone and written responses.

The great war

The Great War


War I

World war i the great war
World War I: The Great War

What image in the video stood out the most to you?


Key questions
Key questions

What were the long-range causes of World War I?

What was the spark that set the war in motion?

Causes of world war i
Causes of World War I

Long Range 1

Long Range 2

Long Range 3


World War I: The Great War

Long range causes
Long-Range Causes

1. Nationalism- A strong sense of pride in your nation

  • This attitude created a desire to rule other people and lands

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Long range causes1
Long-Range Causes

2. Militarism- policy of building up your military/army and the belief that a large army will give you prestige and power (Brun425)

Long range causes 3 alliances
Long-Range Causes:#3 Alliances

Central Powers

Triple Alliance

  • Germany

  • Austria-Hungary

  • Italy

  • Ottoman Empire(Turkey)

    Allied Powers

    Triple Entente

  • Britain

  • France

  • Russia

  • United States

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Short Range Cause(Spark)

The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofie

*On June 28th 1914 a Serbian Nationalist named Gavrilo Princip assassinates the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo the capital of the Austro-Hungarian province of Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Austria-Hungary gives Serbia an ultimatum then declares war

Russia mobilizes its army to support its ally Serbia

Germany declares war on Russia and its ally France in response to Russia’s mobilization and to support Austria-Hungary

Great Britain declares war on Germany to support its allies France and Russia


Red book 7
Red Book #7

This is an excerpt from the Austro-Hungarian Red Book #7. It is the ultimatum that Austria-Hungary sent to Serbia on July 23, 1914.


“ …the Royal Serbian Government has done nothing to repress these movements. It has permitted the criminal machinations of various societies and associations directed against the Monarchy, and has tolerated unrestrained language on the part of the press, the glorification of the perpetrators of outrages and the participation of officers and functionaries in subversive agitation….”

“…[the] Royal Government see themselves compelled to demand from the Royal Serbian Government a formal assurance that they condemn this dangerous propaganda against the Monarchy….”

“…To accept the collaboration in Serbia of representatives of the Austro-Hungarian Government for the suppression of the subversive movement…”


Complete SOAPStone for Redbook #7

1. What were the accusations made by Austria-Hungary to Serbia? Ace your response

2. What two demands did Austria-Hungary make on Serbia? ACE your response

3. If you were the leader of the Austro-Hungarian Empire how would you have responded to the assassination of the Archduke and why?

4. What factor contributed to the outbreak of WWI the most and why?


The Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of World War I.” 2013. The History Channel website. Jan 8 2013, 8:41 http://www.history.com/topics/the-death-of-archduke-franz-ferdinand-and-the-outbreak-of--world-war-i.

Brun, Henry, Essential World History Amsoco School Publications 2006