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World War I Unit

What were the 5 causes of WWI? Militarism, Alliance System, Nationalism, Imperialism, Assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
How did militarism lead to WWI? 1. Caused distrust between European nations 2. Created an "arm's race" between European nations 3. Created rivalry and tensions between European nations 4. Gave European nations the means to solve international problems through war.
How did the alliance system lead to WWI? 1. Created a tangled web tying European nations together in two competing sides. 2. Once a small conflict broke out the system of alliances unraveled dragging all European powers into the conflict. 3.Triple Entente vs. Triple Alliance
Triple Alliance Germany, Italy, and Austria Hungary
Triple Entente Great Britain, France, and Russia
How did nationalism lead to WWI? 1. created intense pride for one's nation or ethnic group 2. encouraged militarism and imperialism 3. ethnic tensions in the Balkans led to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand
How did imperialism lead to WWI? 1. created rivalry between European powers 2. led to the necessity of militarism 3. Berlin Conference is evidence that imperialism was causing problems 4. A young ambitious Germany was causing problems in Morocco leading to conflict with France
How did the assassination of Franz Ferdinand lead to WWI? The assassination sparked all the tension in Europe that was brought on by the forces of militarism, imperialism, and nationalism. The assassination started events that led to the unraveling of the alliance system and the start of WWI.
Examples of Militarism Naval arms race between Germany and Great Britain. Leading up to 1914 a young ambitious Germany was trying to rival the great British navy. Germany started building Dreadnought Battleships to try and surpass the British.
Created by: robb.schultz



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