Causes of WWI

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Causes of WWI

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Militarism is the belief or desire of a government or people that a country should maintain a strong military capability and be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests. Militarism was one of the causes of WW1 because it made the generals feel like they could handle anything with there new technologies.

AlliancesThe original alliance opposed to the Central Powers was the Triple Entente, which was formed by three Great European Powers: British Empire, French Republic, Russian Empire. The Triple Alliance consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy however later on Italy switches sides. Germany united with Italy and Austria because they were surrounded by Germay's enemies. The problem is if one country went to war they all had to go to war making WW1 a lot bigger.

Imperialism is the need of resources. Everyone needed more resources. Africa had many resoures they were rich in supplies so Europeans went to Africa. France and Great Britain were the most influential in Africa than any othere country.

Nationalism The strong belief that the interests of a particular nation-state are of primary importance. Also, the belief that a people who share a common language, history, and culture should constitute an independent nation, free of foreign domination. It encouraged people to fight for there nations. This also threatened empires like Austria Hungary because of the diverse interests. Austria hungary could not satisfy everyone.

The highly volatile Balkan political situation because of nationalism and the persistence of power politics by Austria finally led to the assassination of archduke Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian imperial throne, which became the immediate cause of WWI.

Gavrilo Princip he assasinated Archduke and his wife

Citations 1. Tina Green [Tina Green]. (2014, Jan 6). M.A.I.N. Causes of WW1,[video file] Retrieved from Shivanandan,J.P.(2007). World War 1: Could it have been avoided?. World.


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