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Title: Causes of The Great War (World War I)


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Causes of The Great War (World War I)
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1) Nationalism
  • New National and Cultural Pride among European
    powers created competition
  • Nationalism led to

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2) Imperialism
  • Europeans sought a global empire for national
    pride and to obtain resources

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3) Militarism
  • National Pride created an arms race
  • Industrialization made mass mobilization possible

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4) Alliance System
  • British, French, and Russians
  • vs.
  • Germans, Austro-Hungarians, and Italians

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5) Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • Heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire
  • Was extremely unpopular in Serbia
  • Killed in Sarajevo by a Serbian Nationalist

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War
  • Soon after assassination, Austria-Hungary
    declared war on Serbia, and Russia came to
    Serbias defense
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