What Caused the First World War?
Nationalism
                                               France
 England

    • rivalries among nations to be the best
 ...
The Balkan Powder Keg
• competition for control of the Balkans
The Spark


•   Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s visit to Bosnia

•   the Black Hand (Gavrilo Princip)

•   did Serbia know?!?

...
The War Starts--1914
• Austria Hungary invades Serbia
• Schlieffen Plan
• two front war
• men were excited
• entangling al...
Entangling Alliances
Triple Entente/           Triple Alliance/
Allied Powers             Central Powers

 •   England    ...
Stalemate
• military “strategies”
• first industrial war
• trench warfare
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WHA Start Of WW I

  1. 1. What Caused the First World War?
  2. 2. Nationalism France England • rivalries among nations to be the best • militarism • collapsing empires Austria-Hungary • bad blood between nations (FR & GR, A/H & RUS, A/H & Serbia) Germany Russian Empire Serbia
  3. 3. The Balkan Powder Keg • competition for control of the Balkans
  4. 4. The Spark • Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s visit to Bosnia • the Black Hand (Gavrilo Princip) • did Serbia know?!? • Austria-Hungary’s demands • mobilizations
  5. 5. The War Starts--1914 • Austria Hungary invades Serbia • Schlieffen Plan • two front war • men were excited • entangling alliances
  6. 6. Entangling Alliances Triple Entente/ Triple Alliance/ Allied Powers Central Powers • England • Austria-Hungary • France • Germany • Russia • Italy* (switches sides) • Serbia • Ottoman Empire • Belgium
  7. 7. Stalemate • military “strategies” • first industrial war • trench warfare

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