Causes of WWI <ul><li>Nationalism and Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Balkan Powder Keg </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serbia/Russia ...
World War I
MAIN Causes <ul><li>Militarism </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalism </l...
Militarism <ul><li>Military Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>The Glorification of Armed Strength </li></ul>
Alliances <ul><li>A union or agreement to cooperate between nations </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to balance power in Europe ...
<ul><li>The political, military, or economic domination of one country over other countries or colonies </li></ul>Imperial...
Nationalism <ul><li>A love for ones country, Patriotism combined with a sense of superiority </li></ul><ul><li>A uniting f...
<ul><li>Decline of the Ottoman Empire left a power vacuum in the Balkans </li></ul><ul><li>Pan-Slavism </li></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><ul><li>Assassination of Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Hungary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Arch-Duke...
The Dominos begin to fall <ul><li>Austria Hungary Issues a  Harsh  Ultimatum to Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>Serbia aggress wi...
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Lecture on WWI Causes

  1. 1. Causes of WWI <ul><li>Nationalism and Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Balkan Powder Keg </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serbia/Russia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PanSlavism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarajevo –the Black Hand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Militarism </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilization </li></ul><ul><li>System of Alliances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Triple Entente – Allied Powers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Triple alliance – Central Powers </li></ul></ul>The Great War World War I Main Causes
  2. 2. World War I
  3. 3. MAIN Causes <ul><li>Militarism </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalism </li></ul>
  4. 4. Militarism <ul><li>Military Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>The Glorification of Armed Strength </li></ul>
  5. 5. Alliances <ul><li>A union or agreement to cooperate between nations </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to balance power in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances assured total peace or total war </li></ul>“ The game of the day,” 1879
  6. 6. <ul><li>The political, military, or economic domination of one country over other countries or colonies </li></ul>Imperialism “ The game of the day,” 1879
  7. 7. Nationalism <ul><li>A love for ones country, Patriotism combined with a sense of superiority </li></ul><ul><li>A uniting force </li></ul><ul><li>Called for conquering the inferior nations or peoples </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Decline of the Ottoman Empire left a power vacuum in the Balkans </li></ul><ul><li>Pan-Slavism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serbia wants to unite all Slavic people in the Balkans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Black Hand is a Serbian Nationalist Group working in Austria Hungary trying to break off Bosnia </li></ul></ul>The Balkan Powder Keg
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Assassination of Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Hungary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Arch-Duke is the Crown Prince of Austria Hungary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gavrilo Princip is the Assassin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gavrilo Princip is a member of the Black Hand </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>The SPARK
  10. 10. The Dominos begin to fall <ul><li>Austria Hungary Issues a Harsh Ultimatum to Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>Serbia aggress with all but one demand </li></ul><ul><li>Austria-Hungary attacks Serbia with German consent </li></ul><ul><li>Russia mobilizes against Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Germany Attacks Russia and France </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain declares War on Germany </li></ul>
  11. 11. Europe WWI - 1914

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