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How did militarism contribute to the outbreak of World War 1

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Transcript of How did militarism contribute to the outbreak of World War 1

World War I

By: Nicholas Mollica and Alanna Cordero
-military spending increased greatly in the years prior to the war
-armies of both France and Germany
-militarism between the Great Powers in Europe put military leaders as government ministers
-leaders refused to seek diplomatic solutions in favor of military ones
-militarism- the belief or notion that a nation should keep a powerful military and use it aggressively to promote its interests
How did militarism contribute to the outbreak of World War 1?
What Caused WWI ?
Who was the war with?
What happened in World War 1?
WWI was mainly caused by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
Militarism


arms race began
1914- Germany had one of the greatest army increases
Great Britain and Germany both increased their armies
the more one nation built uo their armies the more the other nations felt they had to do the same
Nationalism
- an extreme form of loyalty to one's nation
-caused intense competitions against other
nations
-nationalism created a fierce competition
and rivalry between Europe's powers
-the nation would have to be the best at
everything
-placed the interests of their own country above other countries
-gave people excessive confidence in their nations
-it demonized rival nations

Imperialism
-when a country takes over another nation
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Allies:
Britain
Italy
United States
Russia
France
1914
-Franz Ferdinand is assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip
-Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
-Germany declares war on Russia
-United Kingdom declares war on Germany after Germany invades Belgium
-Austria Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia declares war on Germany
-U.S. president Woodrow Wilson announces that the U.S. will remain neutral
-the first battle of the Marne begins
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Central Powers:
Germany
Astrian Hungary
Ottomon Empire
Bolgoria
Allies
Allies was one of the biggest reasons WWI started. An allie was when a country would join a allience with another country and agree to defend each other. Their was the allies and the central powers, they caused WWI because if one country from the allies were to attack a country from the central powers, all the other countries would try to defend them and then it would break out into war.
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