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  • 1. Causes of WWI
  • 2. What were some long term causes of WWI?
    • Nationalism
    • Imperialism
    • Militarism
    • Alliances
  • 3.
    • Imperialistic Rivalries
    • Nationalism
    • Militarism
    • Alliances
  • 4.  
  • 5. How were Nationalism & Imperialism intertwined?
    • Europeans nations wanted to prove their superiority
    • Competition for colonies became a issue of national pride
  • 6.  
  • 7. How did Nationalism & Imperialism contribute to Militarism?
  • 8. How did Nationalism & Imperialism contribute to Militarism?
    • Militarism: glorification & expansion of the military
    • Nationalism led to competition for military size & strength
    • Imperialism led to the building up of navies & armies to protect colonies
  • 9. What incident ignited W.W.I?
  • 10.
    • June 1914, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary assassinated by a Serbian nationalist
    • Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia July 28, 1914
  • 11. How did Europe respond to the outbreak of war?
  • 12.
    • Europe was divided
    • The Allies: France, Russia, Great Britain and Italy
    • The Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire
  • 13. What was the Schlieffen Plan?
    • Germany’s plan for fighting a two front war
    • Take out France quickly with an all out attack
    • Remove France as a threat, then attack Russia