World War I Beginnings  Causes and Conditions Grab a Human Record Book!!!
Twenty- Four Hours on the Western Front pg 377 <ul><li>Where is this memoir taking place? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your ...
Alliances Set Up Disaster  <ul><li>Triple Alliance  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Germany  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Austria-Hung...
Kaiser Wilhelm II <ul><li>Dismisses Bismarck  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very effective politician  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Triple Entente <ul><li>Britain, France, Russia  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can Russia be in both </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bri...
Powder Keg of Europe <ul><li>Balkans </li></ul><ul><li>History of Ethnic uprisings and disputes </li></ul><ul><li>Ottoman ...
Serbia and the Slavs <ul><li>Large Slav population  </li></ul><ul><li>Hopes to unite all Slavs including those in Austria-...
Fight for Territory and Nations <ul><li>Ottoman decline leaves power vacuum in the Balkan region  </li></ul><ul><li>Austri...
KABOOM <ul><li>Archduke Franz Ferdinand  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heir to Austro-Hungarian Throne  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
The Black Hand <ul><li>Union and Death  </li></ul><ul><li>Sole purpose to eliminate Austrian influence in the region  </li...
Assassination Dilemma <ul><li>Prime Minister must make a decision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the attempt is successful the l...
The Decision <ul><li>Weak attempt to stop the assassins at the boarder failed </li></ul><ul><li>Purposefully vague diploma...
The Plan  <ul><li>Seven Men  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 pistols  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 bombs  </li></ul></ul>
The Aftermath  <ul><li>Assassin a Serbian  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LETS PUNISH SERBIA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Germany looking...
I DO BELIEVE THIS MEANS WAR! <ul><li>Serbia sends a counter offer but Austria not willing to consider </li></ul><ul><li>Wa...
Alliances Backfire  <ul><li>Once war was declared there was no backing out of the secret alliances and one after another t...
The War to End All Wars <ul><li>First Modern War </li></ul><ul><li>Technological Advances </li></ul><ul><li>Brutality  </l...
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  1. 1. World War I Beginnings Causes and Conditions Grab a Human Record Book!!!
  2. 2. Twenty- Four Hours on the Western Front pg 377 <ul><li>Where is this memoir taking place? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your impressions of this memoir? </li></ul><ul><li>You have 20 min!!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Alliances Set Up Disaster <ul><li>Triple Alliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Austria-Hungary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italy (later) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Germany wanted to try and make sure France did not have allies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Kaiser Wilhelm II <ul><li>Dismisses Bismarck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very effective politician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did not want to share power/ prestige with anyone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decides that Britain is a threat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Naval build-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forces Britain into an alliance of their own </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Triple Entente <ul><li>Britain, France, Russia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can Russia be in both </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Britain sees German buildup as threat and wants to ensure defense </li></ul>
  6. 6. Powder Keg of Europe <ul><li>Balkans </li></ul><ul><li>History of Ethnic uprisings and disputes </li></ul><ul><li>Ottoman Empire Collapsing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Countries being formed around nationalistic uprisings </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Serbia and the Slavs <ul><li>Large Slav population </li></ul><ul><li>Hopes to unite all Slavs including those in Austria-Hungary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Russia supported Slavic independence (Triple Entente) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Austria felt threatened by it (Triple Alliance) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Fight for Territory and Nations <ul><li>Ottoman decline leaves power vacuum in the Balkan region </li></ul><ul><li>Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1908 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because they were backed by Germany, Russia and Serbia could not fight back </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Serbia slowly gains strength and continues to seek to unite all Slavs including those in Bosnia and Herzegovina </li></ul>
  9. 9. KABOOM <ul><li>Archduke Franz Ferdinand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heir to Austro-Hungarian Throne </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travels to Sarajevo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assassinated by The Black Hand </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Black Hand <ul><li>Union and Death </li></ul><ul><li>Sole purpose to eliminate Austrian influence in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Selects their assassins to attempt to kill the Heir </li></ul><ul><li>Serbian Government is aware of the plot </li></ul>
  11. 11. Assassination Dilemma <ul><li>Prime Minister must make a decision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the attempt is successful the links to the Serbian government could be discovered and an all out war declared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If he warns the Austrians he will be seen as a traitor by his countrymen AND admitting that he was aware there were anti-Austrian movements in the country </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Decision <ul><li>Weak attempt to stop the assassins at the boarder failed </li></ul><ul><li>Purposefully vague diplomatic warning that did not specifically implicate the Black Hand </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Some young Serb might put a live rather than a blank cartridge in his gun and fire it.&quot; </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Plan <ul><li>Seven Men </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 pistols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 bombs </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The Aftermath <ul><li>Assassin a Serbian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LETS PUNISH SERBIA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Germany looking for an excuse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives Austria its complete backing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Austria delivers an ultimatum to the Serbian Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop all Anti-Austrian activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow for Austrian officials to investigate assassination </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. I DO BELIEVE THIS MEANS WAR! <ul><li>Serbia sends a counter offer but Austria not willing to consider </li></ul><ul><li>War declared on July 28 th 1914 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Russia is Serbia's ally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobilizes troops that day to the Austrian border </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ummm…. pssst guys this could be bad… can’t we please play nice? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Alliances Backfire <ul><li>Once war was declared there was no backing out of the secret alliances and one after another the countries of Europe were drawn in </li></ul>
  17. 17. The War to End All Wars <ul><li>First Modern War </li></ul><ul><li>Technological Advances </li></ul><ul><li>Brutality </li></ul><ul><li>Total War </li></ul>

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