Discuss this questions with the person next to you and be prepared to share with the class • If your friend had a problem with someone else, would back them up? Why or why not? • Would the other person’s friends back them up? • What would eventually happen?
Marching Toward War • Nationalism • Deep devotion to one’s nation • Caused intense competition among Europe’s Great Powers for industrial dominance and power • Imperialism • Quest for colonies • Intensified rivalry and mistrust among Euro nations as they competed for colonies in Asia and Africa • Militarism • Policy of glorifying military power and being prepared for war • Led to an arms race, large standing armies, and alliances
Marching Toward War • Triple Alliance • Agreement created by Bismarck making Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy allies • Created an unstable alliance that tried to isolate France • Triple Entente • Alliance among Britain, France, and Russia in which Britain promised not to fight France and Russia • Established two rival camps (Triple Alliance & Triple Entente) that created the possibility that any dispute between two rival powers could draw the entire continent into war • Assassination in Sarajevo • A Serbian nationalist murders Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife • Provided Austria-Hungary with an excuse to launch war on Serbia, leading to a confrontation between Austria and Russia
Marching Toward War In your notebook, divide two pages into 3 even sections the long way. • At the top of each section write the following in each square • Nationalism • Imperialism • Militarism • Triple Alliance • Triple Entente • Assassination in Sarajevo • In each square: • Write the definition • Write 1 sentence stating how it increased tensions among European nations • Draw a picture (stick figures are fine) • Work with your neighbor • Use your notebook/textbook to help you fill in the information. DO NOT BE A BITER!!! USE YOUR OWN WORDS!!! • You will have 30 minutes to complete this activity
M.A.I.N. Causes of WWI Draw this diagram on the next page in your Notebook
M.A.I.N Causes of WWI • Militarism • Glorifying military power, building large armies/navy, military plans, preparing for war • Alliances • Triple Alliance, Triple Entente, one member goes to war & others join, split EURO in ½ • Imperialism • European Nations compete for colonies & Nations must protect their colonies • Nationalism • European countries wanted to be the most powerful; ethnic groups in the Balkans wanted independence