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Causes of World War 1

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Grace Hao

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Causes of World War 1 So, what led up to World War 1? These are the steps that led to World War 1 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand One of the main things that led up to World War 1 was the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A Serbian nationalist, 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip assassinated him. This set off a chain of events because of the allied system. Mutual defense allies Germany and Austria-Hungary ally- Germany was brought into the war by Austria-Hungary because of their Alliance. After the archduke of Austria-Hungary (Franz Ferdinand)was assassinated by a Serbian, Austria-Hungary went into war with Serbia. And because Austria-Hungary was allied with Germany, Germany had to go to war with Serbia also. Russia and Serbia Treaty- Since Russia was allied with Serbia, when Serbia was invaded by Austria-Hungary. Russia was pulled into war along with Serbia, helping defend Serbia from the invasion of Austria-Hungary and Germany. Britain and France ally-Britain was allied to France by a treaty which placed Britain under "moral obligation" to help France. But, Britain joined in on the war by invading Germany (ally of Austria-Hungary) on August 4 for 2 reasons. 1. They were allied with France 2. They were allied with Belgium,(75 year treaty pact)and Belgium was invaded by Germany which made Britain also enter the war. Japan and Britain ally- Since Japan was allied with Britain, after Britain invaded Germany, (August 4) Japan also invaded Germany (because of being allies with Britain) dragging Japan into World War 1 also. So basically what happened is Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia got involved and helped defend Serbia. Germany seeing Russia assemble a call to action, declared war on Russia. France was then drawn in against Germany and Austria-Hungary. Germany invaded France through Belgium pulling Britain into war. Then Japan entered the war. Later, Italy and the United States would enter on the side of the allies. By: Grace Hao 6th Period Imperialism Imperialism is when a country takes over new lands or countries and makes them subject to their rule. By 1900, Britain had gained and controlled many territories that spread across the five continents. (France also had control over many areas in Africa.) Germany was “late” getting started with imperialism and only received a small amount of areas in Africa. This attempt for land resulted from the Industrial Revolution (where everyone is looking for foreign markets.) Alongside Britain and France's increase in territory, the rivalry with Germany also increased. Nationalism The armies of the two countries, France and Germany had grown a lot between 1870 and 1914 and there was fierce competition between Britain and Germany for control of the seas. The British had created a new battleship called the Dreadnought', in 1906. The Germans soon followed suit introducing their own battleships. Militarism The armies of the two countries, France and Germany had grown a lot between 1870 and 1914 and there was fierce competition between Britain and Germany for control of the seas. The British had created a new battleship called the Dreadnought', in 1906. The Germans soon followed suit introducing their own battleships. The Congress of Vienna, (held after Napoleon's exile to Elba), wanted to sort out problems in Europe, Delegates from Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia (the winning allies) decided on a “new Europe” that left both Germany and Italy as divided states. Strong nationalist elements led to the re-unification of Italy in 1861 and Germany in 1871. The settlement at the end of the Franco-Prussian war left France angry at the loss of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany and keen to regain their lost territory. Large areas of both Austria-Hungary and Serbia were home to differing nationalist groups, all of whom wanted freedom from the states in which they lived. Those are the "steps"or causes of World War 1 THE END Thanks for watching!!
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