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World Wars Compared
CAUSES
Causes of World War I
(interpretations anyone?)
The Environment for the Great
War was created by
• ALLIANCES
In order to balance power and “protect”
themselves, the natio...
War was in the air?
• NATIONALISM
Patriotism and loyalty were on the rise
among many groups in Europe.
• INDUSTRIALIZED MILITARISM
Nations now had the technology to
mass produce war material in mass
quantities. (Germany was e...
• IMPERIALISM drew more regions into the war
There were of course many other
contributing factors to the outbreak of
WWI, for example:
List of Events:
 1870-1871: Fra...
Game on!
• Assassination of
Archduke of
Austria-Hungary by
a Serbian
nationalist .
• Austria-Hungary
blamed the Serbian
go...
Game on!
• Germany assured Austria-Hungary of
full assistance in a war.
• Austria-Hungary declared war on
Serbia.
• Russia...
• The Ottoman Empire declared war on
Russia and the other Allies in hopes of
regaining land it had lost.
• Germany moved t...
• Belgium and Great Britain declared war
on Germany and the other Central
Powers.
• AUGUST, 1914 – The Great War began!
WWI - “A Family Feud”
Central Powers:
• Wilhelm II - the
Kaiser of Germany
• Franz Joseph - the
Emperor of Austria-
Hungar...
“The War (WWI) was decided in the
first twenty days of fighting, and all
that happened afterwards consisted
in battles whi...
• In 1917, Russia withdrew because of
revolution/civil war in Russia
• The U.S. joined the Allies because of
the “Rape of ...
World War II
(same song, second verse?)
The Environment for
World War II was created by:
• Resentment
about the Treaty
of Versailles – in
the peace treaty that
en...
Environment for WAR:
• Global Economic Depression – the
most severe and widespread economic
crisis of history took place i...
Environment for WAR:
• Economic problems allowed leaders with
radical ideas to gain a following in Germany,
Italy, Japan, ...
Fascism – “Conservative Revolutionaries”
In Germany, Italy, & Japan? (& Spain)
leaders offered a “new” political ideology
...
Environment for WAR:
• German, Japanese, Italian, (& Soviet Russia)
militarism, nationalism, and desire for
expansion led ...
Japan invaded China / SE Asia
Britain, France, and the U.S. did NOT
want war again (for economic, political,
social reasons).
And then war
• Japan invaded China in
force in 1937.
• Nazi Germany invaded
Poland in 1939.
• Nazi Germany and Italy
invad...
World War II experiences –
Soviet Union China
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
World Wars Compared - Causes
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  1. 1. World Wars Compared CAUSES
  2. 2. Causes of World War I (interpretations anyone?)
  3. 3. The Environment for the Great War was created by • ALLIANCES In order to balance power and “protect” themselves, the nations of Europe were in military alliances with other nations.
  4. 4. War was in the air? • NATIONALISM Patriotism and loyalty were on the rise among many groups in Europe.
  5. 5. • INDUSTRIALIZED MILITARISM Nations now had the technology to mass produce war material in mass quantities. (Germany was especially aggressive.)
  6. 6. • IMPERIALISM drew more regions into the war
  7. 7. There were of course many other contributing factors to the outbreak of WWI, for example: List of Events:  1870-1871: Franco-Prussian War  1899-1900: Boer War  1900: German Navy Law  1905-6:First Moroccan Crisis  1908: Daily Telegraph article  1908-9:Bosnian Crisis  1911:Agadir Affair (Second Moroccan Crisis)  1912: First Balkan War  1913: Second Balkan War  These are examples of conflicts and increased tensions between major European powers prior to the outbreak of the First World War.
  8. 8. Game on! • Assassination of Archduke of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist . • Austria-Hungary blamed the Serbian government and prepared for invasion.
  9. 9. Game on! • Germany assured Austria-Hungary of full assistance in a war. • Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. • Russia declared war on Austria- Hungary. • Germany declared war on Russia and France.
  10. 10. • The Ottoman Empire declared war on Russia and the other Allies in hopes of regaining land it had lost. • Germany moved troops into Belgium to invade France. Belgians resisted.
  11. 11. • Belgium and Great Britain declared war on Germany and the other Central Powers. • AUGUST, 1914 – The Great War began!
  12. 12. WWI - “A Family Feud” Central Powers: • Wilhelm II - the Kaiser of Germany • Franz Joseph - the Emperor of Austria- Hungary Allies: • Nicholas II - the Tsar of Russia • George V - King of England • Albert - King of Belgium • Wilhelm II, Nicholas II, and George V were COUSINS • Albert was their SECOND COUSIN • Franz Joseph was their GREAT UNCLE ALSO: • Alexandra, Nicholas II’s wife, was a cousin of Wilhelm II, George V, and her husband Nicholas II. • She was a German princess.
  13. 13. “The War (WWI) was decided in the first twenty days of fighting, and all that happened afterwards consisted in battles which, however formidable and devastating, were but desperate and vain appeals against the decision of Fate.” Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. Preface to E. L. Spears, Liaison 1914 (1930).
  14. 14. • In 1917, Russia withdrew because of revolution/civil war in Russia • The U.S. joined the Allies because of the “Rape of Belgium,” German unrestricted submarine warfare, & the Zimmerman telegram.
  15. 15. World War II (same song, second verse?)
  16. 16. The Environment for World War II was created by: • Resentment about the Treaty of Versailles – in the peace treaty that ended WWI, Germany was “punished”, and Italy & Japan didn’t gain the territory they thought they deserved.
  17. 17. Environment for WAR: • Global Economic Depression – the most severe and widespread economic crisis of history took place in the 1930s.
  18. 18. Environment for WAR: • Economic problems allowed leaders with radical ideas to gain a following in Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and elsewhere.
  19. 19. Fascism – “Conservative Revolutionaries” In Germany, Italy, & Japan? (& Spain) leaders offered a “new” political ideology FOR: Strong authority & central government, nationalism, aggression AGAINST: “enemies”, individualism, feminism, parliamentary democracy, COMMUNISM
  20. 20. Environment for WAR: • German, Japanese, Italian, (& Soviet Russia) militarism, nationalism, and desire for expansion led to aggression.
  21. 21. Japan invaded China / SE Asia
  22. 22. Britain, France, and the U.S. did NOT want war again (for economic, political, social reasons).
  23. 23. And then war • Japan invaded China in force in 1937. • Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939. • Nazi Germany and Italy invaded France and everywhere else they could. • Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941 and everywhere else they could.
  24. 24. World War II experiences – Soviet Union China
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