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WHAT EVENT BEGAN WORLD WAR I? The assassination of Francis Ferdinand, the next in line to be king of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
WHAT IS IMPERIALISM? The policy of obtaining and occupying colonies to form empires.
WHAT IS NATIONALISM? Strong pride for one's country.
WHAT IS MILITARISM? Building up a military--army or navy.
WHAT ARE ALLIANCES? Agreements to help each other in times of crisis.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF WORLD WAR I? European alliances, nationalism, militarism, imperialism
WHY DID THE EUROPEANS WANT COLONIES IN ASIA AND AFRICA? 1. For the natural resources 2. A market for their goods 3. Cheap labor (slaves)
WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE COLONIES IN AFRICA? Africa was a strategic location in case of war.
WHO ARE THE TWO SIDES THAT FOUGHT DURING WORLD WAR I? Allies and Central Powers
HOW MUCH OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION WAS UNDER EUROPEAN CONTROL IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY? Over 25%
WHY DID THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES JOIN ALLIANCES? To better protect themselves
WHY DID MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES RESENT AND DISTRUST EACH OTHER? Conflicts had occurred over control of colonies in Africa and Asia
WHY DID THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES BUILD UP STRONG ARMIES AND NAVIES? To defend their own countries and colonies
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