World War I
Causes of WWI
1. Militarism
– Countries built militaries as a symbol of power
2. Imperialism
– Countries still looked to gain access to foreign
lands
3. Rival Alliances
– Countries made friendships with other countries
– Reinsurance Treaty – secret treaty between
Germany ...
– Wilhelm II came to power in Germany and let it
expire
– Britain and France created Entente Cordiale
(friendly understand...
Triple Entente
• Britain, France and Russia
– They all had a common fear of Germany
• The spark that started WWI was the
assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand
• Germany declared war on Russia
Central Powers
• Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy
Allies
• Russia, France, Serbia and Britain
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  1. 1. World War I
  2. 2. Causes of WWI 1. Militarism – Countries built militaries as a symbol of power
  3. 3. 2. Imperialism – Countries still looked to gain access to foreign lands
  4. 4. 3. Rival Alliances – Countries made friendships with other countries – Reinsurance Treaty – secret treaty between Germany and Russia
  5. 5. – Wilhelm II came to power in Germany and let it expire – Britain and France created Entente Cordiale (friendly understanding) to defend against Germany
  6. 6. Triple Entente • Britain, France and Russia – They all had a common fear of Germany
  7. 7. • The spark that started WWI was the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand
  8. 8. • Germany declared war on Russia
  9. 9. Central Powers • Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy
  10. 10. Allies • Russia, France, Serbia and Britain

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