Why did World War I happen?
<ul><li>Militarism </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalism </li></ul>
<ul><li>Militarism- The building up of military weapons at an advanced rate. An arms race. </li></ul><ul><li>In the early ...
<ul><li>New weapons created right before WWI. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fighter Planes </li><...
 
<ul><li>Leading up to WWI European nations formed alliances with each other.  Countries in these alliances agreed to defen...
<ul><li>The triple entente was an alliance between, Britain, Russia, and France. </li></ul><ul><li>This side would become ...
<ul><li>The triple alliance was an alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. </li></ul><ul><li>Italy would dro...
<ul><li>The danger of these alliances was it basically assured that if one European country got in a conflict the rest wou...
<ul><li>Imperialism- The building up of empires by collecting colonies. </li></ul><ul><li>European countries had been buil...
<ul><li>Nationalism- Having great pride in your nation and willing to do anything in its name (extreme patriotism). </li><...
<ul><li>1) Europe in the period just before WWI has been described as a “ticking time bomb.”  Do you agree or disagree wit...
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Causes of wwi

  1. 1. Why did World War I happen?
  2. 2. <ul><li>Militarism </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalism </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Militarism- The building up of military weapons at an advanced rate. An arms race. </li></ul><ul><li>In the early 1900s European countries were building up the size of their militaries and creating new deadlier weapons. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>New weapons created right before WWI. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fighter Planes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Machine Guns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poison Gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The newness of these weapons will make WWI the deadliest war in history. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Leading up to WWI European nations formed alliances with each other. Countries in these alliances agreed to defend each other if attacked. </li></ul><ul><li>Europe had two competing major alliances. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Triple Entente </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Triple Alliance </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>The triple entente was an alliance between, Britain, Russia, and France. </li></ul><ul><li>This side would become known as the Allies during the war. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>The triple alliance was an alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. </li></ul><ul><li>Italy would drop out at the beginning of the war and be replaced by the Ottoman Empire </li></ul><ul><li>This side would be called the Central Powers in the war. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>The danger of these alliances was it basically assured that if one European country got in a conflict the rest would have to get involved. This became known as the “domino effect.” </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Imperialism- The building up of empires by collecting colonies. </li></ul><ul><li>European countries had been building empires around the world for three centuries leading up to WWI. (remember your map) </li></ul><ul><li>This led to competition between Europe’s powers (economically and militarily). </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Nationalism- Having great pride in your nation and willing to do anything in its name (extreme patriotism). </li></ul><ul><li>The powers of Europe had also created great pride amongst their people. </li></ul><ul><li>The citizens of these countries wanted their country to be seen as the best. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>1) Europe in the period just before WWI has been described as a “ticking time bomb.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>2) How do you think the alliances formed between countries helped ensure a European war would happen? </li></ul><ul><li>3) Of the 4 causes of WWI, which do you feel was the most dangerous to peace at the time? Why? </li></ul>

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