Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Europe Wwi Alliances
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Europe Wwi Alliances

3,280
views

Published on

Published in: News & Politics

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
3,280
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
43
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. WWI Alliances
  • 2. Alliance
    An agreement among people or nations to unite
    for a common cause. Each member of an
    alliance agrees to help the other members in
    case one is attacked.
  • 3. How could Germany’s location in Europe be a problem for them?
  • 4. Germany in the Middle
    Germany’s big problem was that it was in the middle of Europe. That made it vulnerable if it came to war.
  • 5. In the 19th century, Germany’s brilliant Chancellor, Bismarck, solved this problem by keeping friends with Russia and Austria-Hungary
  • 6. Then Bismarck allied with Italy and Austria-Hungary (the Triple Alliance). Together with his friendship with Russia, this kept Germany safe.
  • 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.
  • 8. The Triple Entente
    In 1907 Russia joined Britain and France to make the Triple Entente. By 1914 Europe had divided into two massive superpower blocks.
  • 9. What sparked it all?
  • 10. The events that followed…
    Because of the assignation of Archduke Franz
    Ferdinand in June of 1914 by a member of a
    nationalistic secret Serbian society, the emperor
    of Austria-Hungary declared war of Serbia.
  • 11. The events that followed…
    Russia sent troops to defend Serbia because
    Russia had a separate treaty with Serbia. Russia
    supported Serbia because they were both of a
    similar ethnic backgrounds.
  • 12. The events that followed…
    Since Germany had a treaty with Austria-
    Hungary (the Triple Alliance), Germany declared
    war on Russia.
  • 13. The events that followed…
    France had a treaty with Russia (the Triple
    Entente) so Germany declared war against France.
  • 14. The events that followed…
  • 15. Things changed during the war
    The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente turned
    into these two WWI alliances.
    The Triple Entente plus more formed the Allied Powers
    The Triple Alliance plus more formed the Center Powers