causes of WW1

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Business, Economics, Macroeconomics
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CAUSES OF WWI

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• Militarism • Alliances • Imperialism • Nationalism

Militarism • When a nation’s armed forces come to dominate a country’s national policy. • It is also a glorification of the military and war itself.

Alliance • Signed treaties in which each nation involved pledges to defend the other if attacked by an aggressor. • Basically, countries agreed to help each other.

Imperialism • Domination by one country over the political, economic or cultural life of another country or region. • European nations had a large portion of the world under their control. • Think colonies!

Nationalism *Pride and patriotism in one’s nation. *In terms of WWI, nationalism became aggressive and subsequently a major cause of international tension.

The Powder Keg • On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip a Serbian, assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austria Hungarian Throne • Tensions were high in Bosnia because it was part of Austria-Hungary, but Serbia was making claim to the area

Think about this question How was this one event so important to the beginning of World War I?

Textbook • Read pages 58-65 • Answer questions 1-3 on page 65

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