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  1. Call to Order Are there any times that you believe war is unavoidable?

  2. Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand • On June 28, 1914, Austria Hungary’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. • Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia • European countries begin to take sides

  3. Nationalism • Countries had a lot of pride • Some countries wanted to fight for their own freedom • Other countries wanted to dominate them

  4. Imperialism • Britain, France, Germany, and Italy competed for colonies in Africa and Asia

  5. Militarism • Trench Warfare = Troops huddled at the bottom of rat-infested trenches • U-Boats = German submarines that blocked trade

  6. Alliances • Central Powers = Austria-Hungary, Germany, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria • Allied Powers = Serbia, Russia, France, Great Britain, Italy, and seven other countries • Zimmerman Telegram = a message sent from the German foreign minister to Mexico, asking Mexico to join the Germans and Germany would help Mexico fight to win back Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona from the United States

  7. Alliances

  8. Lusitania • In May 1915, a German U-Boat torpedoed the British passenger ship Lusitania, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans.

  9. Reading Pages 679-683