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  1. Causes of WWI Enduring Understandings 1. Nationalism, imperialism, militarism, and alliances propelled the industrialized nations into a devastating world war. 2. Advancement of technology changed the nature of global conflict and cooperation. 3. Cooperation among nations may not necessarily be fair for all parties. Read the WWI story book project directions – questions? Time to group for the project. Finish Watching Days that Shook the World – the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand– answer questions on handout – discuss with group Introduction to WWI – take notes as we review the causes Complete gold packet page 1 Watch video clips – add details to your notes and page 1

  2. Path to War • European nations are divided into 2 sets of Alliances: Central Powers and Allies • When Austria attacks Serbia, Russia mobilizes its forces. • When Russia mobilizes along the German border, Germany declares war on Russia and France • The German declaration of war brings Great Britain into the conflict • Continental Europe is at war with itself; other nations will join later as the war spreads worldwide

  3. WWI—A Review of Causes Long-term causes: • Nationalism spurs competition among European nations • Imperialism(How does it deepen national rivalries?) • Militarism leads to large standing armies (How does this lead to war?) • Alliances -Triple Ententeare the Allies; the Triple Allianceis made of the Central Powers; additionally, many colonial subjects were recruited to serve (How does this cause war?) Short-term Causes: • A weakening Ottoman Empire leads to a crisis in the Balkans • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand leads to the beginning of World War I, as Austria declares war on Serbia

  4. A Breakdown…Who was where? Allied Powers Central Powers • France • Russia • Great Britain • Japan (1914) • United States (1917) • Italy (1915) • Claimed that its membership in the Triple Alliance had been a defensive strategy • Felt that Germany had made unprovoked attack on Belgium • Germany • Austria-Hungary • Bulgaria • Ottoman Empire

  5. Groups convene and plan for writing their story book • Share contact information – email and phone • Discuss elements of a story - setting, characters and basic plot for your story. • Plan out how you will accomplish each task of writing: • the story • story-boarding • illustrating • binding