Long-term causes of war

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Long-term causes of war

  1. 1. WWOORRLLDD WWAARR II SSoocciiaall SSttuuddiieess:: 44tthh SSeeccoonnddaarryy EEdduuccaattiioonn ©Ángela M. Ruiz Montero – http://letsclil.blogspot.com http://dotsub.com/view/e53681d3-a690-47c4-8867-527d03635141 Before watching the video 1. Discuss with your partner: Why is World War I also known as the Great War? After watching the video 2. Answer the following questions. 1. What were the major long-term causes of World War I? 2. Which countries formed the Triple Alliance? 3. When was the Triple Alliance formed? 4. Which countries formed the Triple Entente? 5. When was the Triple Entente formed? 3. Write each word next to its definition. Empire - Militarism - Nationalism – Imperialism - Alliances Agreements or promises to defend and help another country. ___________________ The belief that your country is better than others. ___________________ The desire to conquer colonies. ___________________ Where a powerful country controls several less powerful countries.___________________ Where military matters influence the countries policy. ___________________ 4. Have a look at the picture and discuss with your partner. What do you think about it? It might be… I suppose… It’s possible that… You never know of course, but… No one can know for certain. I can’t tell you for sure. I’m not sure, but you could be right. I seriously doubt it. definitely (not) absolutely (not) of course (not) I’m absolutely/quite sure I’m certain/positive Source: http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk
  2. 2. WWOORRLLDD WWAARR II SSoocciiaall SSttuuddiieess:: 44tthh SSeeccoonnddaarryy EEdduuccaattiioonn ©Ángela M. Ruiz Montero – http://letsclil.blogspot.com Answers 1 It is because no other war until then had had such an impact on the world. It was the first war to affect all of the major nations of Europe and the world. It took many lives and changed the lives of millions more. 2 1. Nationalism, imperialism, militarism and alliance. 2. Germany, Austria and Hungary. 3. In 1882. 4. France, Britain and Russia. 5. In 1907. 3 Agreements or promises to defend and help another country. ALLIANCES The belief that your country is better than others. NATIONALISM The desire to conquer colonies. IMPERIALISM Where a powerful country controls several less powerful countries. EMPIRE Where military matters influence the countries policy. MILITARISM

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