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Causes of WWI (2007)
Causes of WWI (2007)
Causes of WWI (2007)
Causes of WWI (2007)
Causes of WWI (2007)
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Causes of WWI (2007)
Causes of WWI (2007)
Causes of WWI (2007)
Causes of WWI (2007)
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Causes of WWI (2007)

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  • Find a two great songs about WWI at historyjukebox.org. Song titles are Lafayette We are Here and Gavrilo Princip. Both songs will soon be on iTunes.
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  • thankl u so much this helped for a project i had to do



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  • Don't forget the changes in military technology, that forced the industrial states to rearm very quickly... Mabye you might use my slideshow (http://www.slideshare.net/balcar/prumyslova-revoluce/ slide no.12 and following) as an inspiration.<br /><br/>
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  • Mabye you should add some explanation about the process of forming these alliances.
    Britain and France were actually competitors for a long time (consider 1898 Fashoda incident) while, on the other hand, british and german royal families used to be related.<br /><br/>
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  • 1. World History, Culture and Geography Causes of WWI
  • 2. Long Term Causes - Nationalism
    • Starting with the French Revolution
    • National identities become important, desire dominance and prestige
    • 1871 Germany and Italy become nations – they want to catch up with Britain, France
    • Pride in country partly based upon industrial capacity, colonies
  • 3. Long Term Causes - Industrialization
    • 1850’s on sees industrialization spread to continental Europe
    • Economic competition between nations begin – Germany quickly gaining on Britain
    • Transportation, communication, and military advances continue
    • Need for markets and raw materials => imperialism
  • 4. Long Term Causes - Imperialism
    • Nationalism and industrialization tied to colonial holdings
    • Competition for colonies increases tensions
    • European nations military, political, and economic domination of Africa and Asia build confidence
  • 5. Long Term Causes - Militarism
    • Between 1870 and 1914, European nations increase military spend by 400%
    • Many believed war was coming, began preparing
    • German, Russian Generals extremely powerful
    • Arms race developed
  • 6. Short Term Causes
    • Entangling alliances pull everyone into the war
    • Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy)
    • Germany secretly told Austria-Hungary they would support them no matter what happened – called the “blank check”
  • 7. Short Term Causes
    • Triple Entente (England, France, and Russia) – Treaty of Friendship
    • France was concerned about Germany’s growing military
    • England was concerned with Germany’s navy
  • 8. Precipitating Events
    • Moroccan Crisis between France and Germany
    • Balkan Wars between 1912-13 raised tensions between Russia, Serbia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary
    • Balkans considered the “Powder Keg of Europe” – so many countries had national interests in the region
  • 9. The Domino Effect
    • In June 1914, Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, travels to Sarajevo with his wife to review the Austrian Hungarian army on maneuvers.
  • 10. The Domino Effect
    • June 28, 1914 – Austrian Archduke Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia
    • A nineteen year-old member
    • of the Black Hand, Gavrilo
    • Princip, jumped from the
    • sidewalk onto the Archduke's
    • car and fired 2 shots. The
    • Archduke and his wife were
    • killed.
  • 11.
    • Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to the Serbian government in order to allow Austrian forces to investigate the assassination and stop anti-Austrian activities in Bosnia
  • 12. The Domino Effect: War Starts . . .
    • 2) Serbia refuses the ultimatum, Austria-Hungary declares war
    • (3) Russia mobilizes an army to defend Serbia
    • (4) Germany declares war on Russia
  • 13. The Domino Effect War Starts . . .
    • (5) France declares war on Germany
    • (6) Germany invades Belgium to attack France
    • (7) Britain declares war on Germany
  • 14. The Domino Effect: War Starts . . .
    • Italy decides that its chances to gain land are better with France, Britain, and Russia. Italy abandons its pre-wartime alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary and joins the war on the side of France, Britain, and Russia.
  • 15.
    • Most of the fighting takes place in Western Europe, even though the conflict started in the Balkans in Eastern Europe
  • 16. Fighting spreads to the colonies as well =global war!

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