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World war i

Causes of WWI – MANIA! M ilitarism - policy of building up a strong military to prepare for war A lliances – agreements between nations to provide aid and protect on another A ssassination – of Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand I mperialism – when one country takes over another country economically and politically In World War I What do civilians at home have to do? Convince people to go to war; To get men to join the military; To get people to invest money in the .

N ationalism – extreme pride in one’s country 3. Militarism 73% Germany 39% Russia 13% Britain 10% France 1910-1914 Increase in Defense Expenditures 4. Alliances

  • Triple Alliance
  • Triple Entente


  • At the settlement of the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the principle of nationalism was ignored in favor of preserving the peace.


    Another result was that France lost Alsace-Lorraine to Germany, and regaining it was a major goal of the French.

    Nationalism posed a problem for Austria-Hungary and the Balkans, areas comprised of many conflicting national groups Why did it take so long for America to get involved in the war? America was isolationist; “Why should I get involved in someone else's problems”. 7. Ask yourself:..

    The ardent Pan Slavism of Serbia and Russia's willingness to support its Slavic brother conflicted with Austria-Hungary's Pan-Germanism. Imperialism

    • Great Britain, Germany and France needed foreign markets after the increase in manufacturing caused by the Industrial Revolution.

    • These countries competed for economic expansion in Africa.

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    • In the Middle East, the crumbling Ottoman Empire was alluring to Austria-Hungary, the Balkans and Russia. Assassination Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie at Sarajevo, Bosnia, on June 28th, 1914.

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      Domino Effect

      • Austria blamed Serbia for Ferdinand’s death and declared war on Serbia The First World War Adapted from McIntyre at Why did it take so long for America to get involved in the war? America was isolationist. “Why should I get involved in someone else's problems?” The Monroe Thinking Slide: Is isolationism .

      Germany pledged their support for Austria -Hungary. Domino Effect
      • Germany declares war on Russia.

      France pledges their support for Russia What was one new type of weapon developed during WWI? *Global II War estimated to have cost $332 billion Payments for war damages they caused..

      Great Britain supports Belgium and declares war on Germany. Allied Powers Central Powers World War I 18.

      Why was WWI a Stalemate ?

      • What’s a stalemate?
        • Neither side can make a move to win.

          How did this change war? How was it fought before?

        • Trench Warfare = “solution” Of WW1. 7. Nationalism-. Pride in ones. Country. Major Causes. Of WWI America was isolationist; “Why should I get involved in someone else's problems”. 27..

        • Millions die without gaining ground.

          What new weapons were used in WWI ?

          • Machine gun
          • Poison gas
          • Submarine
          • Airplane
          • Tank
          • Why these weapons? Why now?
          INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION!! 29. What were the results ?
          • Germany surrendered.

          • Allies impose Treaty of Versailles .

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          • Germany must pay reparations to Allies.

        • This sets the stage for WWII!
        • League of Nations formed to try to prevent war in the future The Great War: World War I The War to End All Wars. “The lamps have gone out all over Europe and we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”..

          Casualties ?

          • Total troops mobilized by all countries in WW1 65,038,810
          • Total troops dead from all countries in WW1 8,556,315
          • Total troops wounded from all countries in WW1 21,219,452
          • Total missing or POWs 7,750,945