Chapter 26.1. World War 1 The Great War Begins. Europe on the Brink of War. In 1914 Europe was on the brink of war. These tensions were the result of four factors: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism. Europe on the Brink of War. Militarism
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World War 1
The Great War Begins
In 1914 Europe was on the brink of war. These tensions were the result of four factors: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism
Austria-Hungary ruled in Bosnia were many Serbs lived and had hoped to be united with Serbia
Franz-Ferdinand the arch duke of Austria-Hungary decided to visit Bosnia on June 28 1914.
Serbian GavriloPrincip member of Black Hand- Serbian terrorist group opened fire and killed Franz-Ferdinand and his wife Sophie
A New Kind of War
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The trenches stretched hundred of miles across Western Europe and the use of poison gas were a result of the deadlock due to the trenches
These countries realized that to win this new type of war they need to enact total war which would use all of societies resources. Governments began to take strong control of their citizens
Thirty nations officially took sides in WWI moving it from a war in Europe to an actual World War
Revolution in Russia
Lenin wanted to end the war with Germany and he made an agreement which caused Russia to loose a large chunk of it’s empire
The war ends