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The Causes of the First World War: Alliance Systems, Morocco, The Balkans

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GCSE Year 11 Revision Session, OCR Modern World History B Specification.

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The Causes of the First World War: Alliance Systems, Morocco, The Balkans

  1. 1. How did they change during the war? What dates can you put on them? Why did they join this complex system of alliances?
  2. 2. What was the Triple Alliance (4 marks) Italy stayed neutral in 1914, and joined the Triple Entente in 1915.
  3. 3. CAUSATION 6 MARK QUESTIONS Explain why the Triple Entente was formed in 1907 (6 marks) Explain why a system of alliance was formed before the outbreak of WWI in 1914 (6 marks) The USA stayed isolated until 1917.
  4. 4. Ottoman Empire (Turkey) collapsing leaving a power vacuum. Russia and Austria- Hungary wanted influence/ control over the region. Serb nationalism was rising: Serbs and Slavs throughout the region. Russia (another Slav nation) therefore believed they had common issues: Tsar “father of all Slavs” (Pan Slavism)

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