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Causes Of World War One

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miriam low

on 4 September 2013

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Causes Of World War One
The Tripple Alliance
-Military Alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
-Each member promised mutual support in the event of an attack by any other great power
-Great Britain, France, Russia.
-Introduced by Otto von Bismarck-the prime minister of Germany

The Rise of Nationalism
- the belief that loyalty to a person's nation and its political and economic goals comes before any other public loyalty
- a nation's goals came into conflict with the goals of one or more other nations.
-nationalistic pride
The Balance of Power in Europe


- Otto von Bismarcks goal was to have a peaceful Europe, based on the balance of power.
- In 1873 he formed the League of the Three Emperors- Austria, France and Russia
-controled Eastern Europe, making sure that restive ethnic groups were kept in control.
International competition among European
- America had a surplus of crops
- mechanization and mass production allowed for more goods to be made
-caused all products' values to drop
Naval rivalry between Great Britain and Germany and the increase in size of European armies
- Germany and Great Britain fought to have the best military
- von Schlieffen Plan was created by Germany
- an arms race was carried out but did more harm than good
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