Europe Wwi Alliances

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Europe Wwi Alliances

  1. 1. WWI Alliances<br />
  2. 2. Alliance<br />An agreement among people or nations to unite<br />for a common cause. Each member of an<br />alliance agrees to help the other members in<br />case one is attacked.<br />
  3. 3. How could Germany’s location in Europe be a problem for them?<br />
  4. 4. Germany in the Middle<br />Germany’s big problem was that it was in the middle of Europe. That made it vulnerable if it came to war.<br />
  5. 5. In the 19th century, Germany’s brilliant Chancellor, Bismarck, solved this problem by keeping friends with Russia and Austria-Hungary<br />
  6. 6. Then Bismarck allied with Italy and Austria-Hungary (the Triple Alliance). Together with his friendship with Russia, this kept Germany safe.<br />
  7. 7. But when Kaiser Wilhelm became Emperor, he dumped the Russian alliance. He kept the Triple Alliance, but this did NOT solve the problem of Germany’s encirclement.<br />
  8. 8. The Triple Entente<br />In 1907 Russia joined Britain and France to make the Triple Entente. By 1914 Europe had divided into two massive superpower blocks. <br />
  9. 9. What sparked it all?<br />
  10. 10. The events that followed…<br />Because of the assignation of Archduke Franz<br />Ferdinand in June of 1914 by a member of a<br />nationalistic secret Serbian society, the emperor<br />of Austria-Hungary declared war of Serbia.<br />
  11. 11. The events that followed…<br />Russia sent troops to defend Serbia because<br />Russia had a separate treaty with Serbia. Russia <br />supported Serbia because they were both of a <br />similar ethnic backgrounds.<br />
  12. 12. The events that followed…<br />Since Germany had a treaty with Austria-<br />Hungary (the Triple Alliance), Germany declared<br />war on Russia.<br />
  13. 13. The events that followed…<br />France had a treaty with Russia (the Triple<br />Entente) so Germany declared war against France.<br />
  14. 14. The events that followed…<br />
  15. 15. Things changed during the war<br />The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente turned <br />into these two WWI alliances.<br />The Triple Entente plus more formed the Allied Powers<br />The Triple Alliance plus more formed the Center Powers<br />

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