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World War 1: Causes and Effects (The Prezi-tation)

The causes leading up to WW1 and the effects, both good and bad, afterwards.

Elizabeth Rothrock

on 22 April 2011

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Transcript of World War 1: Causes and Effects (The Prezi-tation)

World War 1 Allies Russia & Serbia
France & Russia
Britain, France, & Belgium
Britain & Japan
Germany & Austria - Hungary Archduke Ferdidnand and his
wife were shot on June 28th, 1914
by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist
and member of the Black Hand group. Assissination of
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Austria - Hungary blamed Serbia
for the shooting and declared war
on them. Russia, being an ally, began to
mobilize. Germany saw Russia mobilizing
and declared war on them. France
was drawn in to defend Russia. Germany attacked France through
Belgium, pulling Britain into the war.
Japan & the U.S. soon joined on Russia's
side. (A.K.A. The Triple Entente) Imperialism Militarism Nationalism Political Economic Effects Causes Each country wanted to
prove it's power and dominance.
Serbia wanted to seperate from
Austria - Hungary and control
Bosnia and Herzognavia. Arms race; Germany built
up it's military the most,
Germany and Britain built
up their navies the most. Germany and Russia's
military had a great
impact on their public. European countries raced
for control of foreign lands
like Africa and Asia which
held many raw materials. This caused a lot of
tension between
countries. Before the war, there were
19 monarchies and 3 republics
in Europe. After the war, there
were 13 monarchies and 14 republics. Germany took full blame
for the war, so they had to
pay a large sum of money
for repair expenses. American prosperity;
"Roaring Twenties" Social The Spanish Flu was
brought to America
in 1918. Technologies like airplanes,
automobiles, and radios became
popular in American homes. Trust in many political
leaders was lost in some
countries. The war caused over
37 million casualties;
16 million people, both
soldiers and civilians, were
killed and 21 milllion were
wounded. Military Civilians THE END! :D
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