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WHA Start Of WW I

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  • 1. What Caused the First World War?
  • 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. The Balkan Powder Keg • competition for control of the Balkans
  • 4. The Spark • Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s visit to Bosnia • the Black Hand (Gavrilo Princip) • did Serbia know?!? • Austria-Hungary’s demands • mobilizations
  • 5. The War Starts--1914 • Austria Hungary invades Serbia • Schlieffen Plan • two front war • men were excited • entangling alliances
  • 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. Stalemate • military “strategies” • first industrial war • trench warfare

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