World War I(1914-1918)<br />
The M.A.I.N. <br />Causes <br />of WWI<br />
Militarism<br />Militarism: fascination with military power and the glory of war<br />Led to Arms Race <br />When a nation...
Alliances<br />Alliances: agreements between countries to help each other during wartime<br />Alliances pulled            ...
:World War I Alliances:<br />The Allied Powers (The Allies)<br />Great Britain<br />France<br />Russia (until 1917)<br />I...
Imperialism<br />Imperialism: building empires by expanding territory and gaining colonies<br />Competition for colonies l...
Nationalism<br />Nationalism: strong feelings of pride and unity among a particular group of people<br />Worsened rivalrie...
Led to ethnic and ideological differences between nations<br />Trouble in the Balkans (multi-ethnic region of Southeastern...
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World War I - part 1

  1. 1. World War I(1914-1918)<br />
  2. 2. The M.A.I.N. <br />Causes <br />of WWI<br />
  3. 3. Militarism<br />Militarism: fascination with military power and the glory of war<br />Led to Arms Race <br />When a nation built up its military, its enemies saw it as a move toward war<br />Ex. Germany built up its navy to compete with Great Britain’s navy, causing tension between the two countries<br />
  4. 4. Alliances<br />Alliances: agreements between countries to help each other during wartime<br />Alliances pulled many countries into the war<br />
  5. 5. :World War I Alliances:<br />The Allied Powers (The Allies)<br />Great Britain<br />France<br />Russia (until 1917)<br />Italy (after 1915)<br />The United States (after 1917)<br />The Central Powers<br />Germany<br />Austria-Hungary<br />Bulgaria<br />The Ottoman Empire<br />
  6. 6. Imperialism<br />Imperialism: building empires by expanding territory and gaining colonies<br />Competition for colonies led to intense rivalries among the European powers<br />Ex. Germany and Italy wanted to create empires that would compete with those of Great Britain and France<br />
  7. 7. Nationalism<br />Nationalism: strong feelings of pride and unity among a particular group of people<br />Worsened rivalries between European powers<br />Led nations to seek to create empires or break away from them<br />
  8. 8. Led to ethnic and ideological differences between nations<br />Trouble in the Balkans (multi-ethnic region of Southeastern Europe)<br />Serbia wanted to take control of Bosnia<br />Austria-Hungary took over Bosnia<br />Archduke Franz Ferdinand (the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary) was assassinated by a Serbian terrorist<br />Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia<br />

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