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    • Causes of WWI
    • Long-Term Causes
      • Economic Competition – The race for markets, spheres of influence, and raw materials.
      • Expansionist Rivalries - Struggle for political colonies and strategic locations.
      • Militarism – Policy of glorifying the military and staying prepared for war
      • Nationalism – Extreme dedication and loyalty to one’s country
    • Short-Term Causes
      • Entangling alliances pulled everyone into the war
      • Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy)
      • Germany gave Austria-Hungary a “blank check”
      • Triple Entente (England, France, and Russia) – Treaty of Friendship
      • Each “concerned” about power of others
    • Precipitating Events
      • Moroccan Crisis between France and Germany
      • Balkan Wars in 1912-13 raises tensions between Russia, Serbia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary
      • Balkans considered the “Powder Keg of Europe”
    • Domino Effect
      • (1) June 28, 1914 – Austrian Archduke Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia
      • A-H issues an ultimatum to allow Austria forces to investigate and stop anti-Austrian activities
    • Domino Effect
      • (2) Serbia refuses ultimatum, Austria-Hungary declares war
      • (3) Russia mobilizes army to defend Serbia
      • (4) Germany declares war on Russia
    • Domino Effect
      • (5) France declares war on Germany
      • (6) Germany invades Belgium to attack France
      • (7) Britain declares war on Germany
    • Domino Effect
      • Italy decides that its chances to gain land is better with France, Britain, and Russia
      • Most of the fighting takes place in Western Europe, even though the conflict started in the Balkans in Eastern Europe