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ww1 causes

alliance system

who were on the central powers 1. Germany 2. Austria-Hungary 3. Ottoman Empire 4. Bulgaria 5. Italy (but they switch sides)
Bismarck's Balance of Power theory having allies will maintain peace
Why did Russia ally with Serbia? 1.doesn't want to lose influence in Balkans if Austria-Hungary destroys Serbia 2. worried about growing german influence in balkans
Who were on the allies? 1. France 2. GB 3. Russia 4. Serbia 5. Belgium 6. Italy - switches side 7. Japan 8. basically any colonies of GB & France
What countries did Germany want to ally with? 1) GB, but GB says no bc they dont need allies 2) France, but they can't be allies bc they just fought a war 3) Russia, but Russia is allied with France 4) Austria Hungary, only option left will make them strong in center
Why did France ally with Russia? didn't want to be alone in a war against Germany again, could threaten Germany w a two-front war
What side was Italy on in WW1 1. Italy had a triple alliance with Germany and AH 2. doesn't enter war because Germany has taken the offensive side 3. Later joins the allies and attacks AH
Created by: kayla57575
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