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Title: CAUSES OF WWI IN EUROPE


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CAUSES OF WWI IN EUROPE
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  • Militarism
  • The building up of armed forces to prepare for
    war.
  • As relationships between European countries
    became strained they began to build up arsenals
  • Germany built up the most powerful army in Europe.

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  • Alliances
  • To try to keep power balanced in Europe many
    countries formed alliances.
  • Each country pledged to support the other
    countries in the case of an attack
  • Triple Alliance - Austria-Hungary, Germany, and
    Italy
  • Triple Entente - Britain, France, and Russia

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  • Imperialism
  • You better know what this term means
  • France, Britain, Germany and Russia competed for
    lands in Africa and Asia.
  • This competition caused tension between European
    powers.
  • It also caused tension with colonies looking to
    become independent

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  • Love for ones country
  • Many Europeans believed their race /culture was
    superior.
  • Led to many German countries to join together
  • Also led to the split of many countries.
  • Ex Slavic trying to break away from
    Austria-Hungary. Serbia and Russia supported the
    creation of a Slavic state.
  • Nationalism

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  • Death of the
  • Archduke
  • Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and
    Herzegovina.(Slavic)
  • Franz Ferdinand (heir to the throne of Aus-Hun)
    goes to capital.
  • Gavrillo Princip- Serbian nationalist - walk
    shoots Ferdinand and wife in their car during a
    parade.account of death

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  • After assignation Austria Hungary declares war
    and shells Serbia
  • Russia supports Serbia - declares war on A-H
  • A-H,Germany declares war on Russia.
  • Britain and France declare war on Germany
  • Central Powers- Germany, A-H, Ottoman Empire
  • Allied Powers- Britain, France, Russia,
    Italy(1915).
  • 30 Countries will eventually be involved in WWI
  • Alliances fall
  • Causes video

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