Causes of WWI - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Causes of WWI PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 757c28-ZDVjN



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Causes of WWI

Description:

Causes of WWI Causes of WWI - MANIA Militarism Alliances Nationalism Imperialism Assassination Militarism When a nation s armed forces come to dominate a country ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:19
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 20
Provided by: LTe2
Learn more at: http://hilaridessocialstudies.weebly.com
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Causes of WWI


1
Causes of WWI
2
Causes of WWI - MANIA
  • Militarism
  • Alliances
  • Nationalism
  • Imperialism
  • Assassination

3
Militarism
  • When a nations armed forces come to dominate a
    countrys national policy
  • It is also a glorification of the military and
    war itself

1910-1914 Increase in Defense Expenditures
France 10
Britain 13
Russia 39
Germany 73
4
Alliances
  • Signed treaties in which each nation involved
    pledges to defend the other if attacked by an
    aggressor
  • Basically, countries agreed to help each other

5
(No Transcript)
6
Alliances
Triple Entente
Triple Alliance
Great Britain
Germany
Austria-Hungary
France
Italy
Russia
7
Nationalism
  • Pride and patriotism in ones nation
  • In terms of WWI, nationalism became aggressive
    and subsequently (because of this) a major cause
    of international tension
  • Independent nations desired dominance and
    prestige and as these powers tried to dominate
    each other in Europe, their rivalries may be
    regarded as one of the causes of the First World
    War

8
Imperialism
  • Domination by one country over the political,
    economic, or cultural life of another country or
    region
  • Due to the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s,
    some European nations had a large portion of the
    world under their control

9
Imperialism and Colonial Rivalries
  • After 1870, the European nations began to acquire
    colonies in Asia, Africa and the Pacific
  • Colonial rivalry led to
  • strained relations among the European powers. In
    Africa, all the European powers except Austria
    and Russia had colonies there. Thus there were
    many clashes among France, Britain, Germany and
    Italy.
  • the formation and strengthening of alliances and
    ententes. (indirectly)
  • an intensification of the arms race.
  • much hostility among the powers.

10
(No Transcript)
11
Assassination
  • The spark that started WWI
  • On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir
    to the Austria Hungarian Throne was assassinated
    by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist who
    believed that Bosnia should belong to Serbia

12
Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie at
Sarajevo, Bosnia, on June 28, 1914
13
  • Gavrilo Princip after his assassination of
    Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand

14
(No Transcript)
15
(No Transcript)
16
The Point of No Return
  • Austria blamed Serbia for Ferdinands death and
    declared war on Serbia.
  • Germany pledged their support for Austria
    -Hungary.
  • Russia pledged their support for Serbia.

17
  • Germany declares war on Russia
  • France pledges their support for Russia
  • Germany declares war on France
  • Germany invades Belgium on the way to France
  • Great Britain supports Belgium and declares war
    on Germany

18
Allied Powers
Central Powers
Germany
Great Britain
World War I
Austria-Hungary
France
Ottoman Empire
Russia
Italy
19
Sources
  • http//www.thecorner.org/hist/wwi/colonial.htm
  • http//www.mrberlin.com/8th/WWI/World_War_I_causes
    .ppt
  • http//www.msroachesplace.com/causes1.ppt
About PowerShow.com