Players In The First World War Who Are All These People?
What were the nations of Europe competing over and how did that increase tensions? • Economic rivalries • Overseas rivalries • (Prompted by what ism?) • Building up military power • Militarism
Germany Security, Social Unrest and “a place in the sun.”
France • Fear of Germany and desire for revenge.
Great Britain • Anxiety about German expansion.
Russia • Looking to restore prestige of the nation and the Tsar.
Austro-Hungarian Empire • Struggling to hold multi-ethnic empire together.
Serbia • Desperate to get away from Austria-Hungarian Empire.
Italy • Looking for respect and to expand into Balkans.
Ottoman Empire (Turkey) • Hanging on and losing territory.
What two large alliances took shape in Europe before World War I? What countries were in each alliance?
The Balkans “The Powder Keg Of Europe”
Long-Term Factors That Caused The War • Militarism
Long-Term Factors That Caused The War • Militarism • Alliance System
Long-Term Factors That Caused The War • Militarism • Alliance System • Imperialism
Long-Term Factors That Caused The War • Militarism • Alliance System • Imperialism • Nationalism
Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Throne. • His assassination is the immediate cause of World War I.
June 28, 1914: The Archduke and his wife, moments before the assassination.