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LN 4.1 - The Great War Begins

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Jacob Kerber

on 18 November 2014

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Transcript of LN 4.1 - The Great War Begins

THE GREAT WAR (World War I)
Lasted from 1914-1918 and was fought in Europe
Alliances
Causes of War

A.K.A-
The Central Powers
Germany & Italy & Austria-Hungary
The Triple Alliance
A.K.A-
The Allies
Entente
- an informal agreement between countries
Included France, Russia, and Britain among others.
The Triple Entente
Economic Competition caused countries to hate each other. Countries wanted to have the most…
Money

$$$$$$
Arms (Weapons, Military)
Colonies
Countries Practice Militarism
Militarism
- Glorification (Glory)and building up of the military.

Economic Competition Fuels Tension
Nationalism fueled countries to want to be the best and strongest.
-Ex. Russia believed they had to support all Slavic people. So they backed a country called Serbia, a new country (due to nationalism, made up of slavs and slavic people.)
The Balkan Wars
- fueled tension in south slavic states. (encouraged by nationalism)
Many Balkan nations attacked Turkey and took a huge chunk of land away, because they wanted their own land.
Nationalism
The war started with the
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
of
Austria
-Bosnia was under the control of Austria.
-Many Serbs and Slavs lived in Bosnia, they saw Austrians as
oppressors
.
"Take Me Out"
Franz Ferdinand
visited
Sarajevo
, The capital of Bosnia, and
Gavrilo Princip
fired two shots into his car and assassinated the archduke and his wife, Sophie

Assassination
Austria
declared war on
Serbia
after the assassination.
Alliances began to kick in.
As one country began to back another
almost every country in Europe chose a side
, this progression is called the
Domino Effect.
Noone was
Neutral = not choosing a side
Russia and the Allies began to
mobilize
to support Serbia and prepare military for war
The Central powers did the same.
The "Domino Effect"
LN 4.1 - The Great War Begins
Old Man Kerber's Slang Word of the Day
s
Knight's Charge - 4/2/14
Alliances
are one of the leading caudes of WWI.
Other Causes
Distrust
Nationalism
Competition
France and Germany hate each other, after France lost the Franco-Prussian War.
To Protect Germany,
Bismarck
signed
treaties
with Italy and Austria-Hungary.
WHAT IS A TREATY?
GERMANY MADE THEIR ARMY HUGE!!!!
The Powder Keg
The
Balkan
states became known as the
powder keg
, because it was ready to explode from anger and nationalism tensions.
A Serbian Nationalist group, called
The Black Hand
, wanted to assassinate (kill) The Archduke.

WW1 began!
1) Write two things that you know about World War I.
2) What is something that you would like to know about WWI?
3) How was war fought in the 1800s before WWI? What do you think it "LOOKED LIKE"?
4) What inventions could help war become more deadly?
5) How do you think "
nationalism
" could add to tensions and conflict in the world?
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