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  1. March 12 • Objective – Begin answering the question, “What caused WWI?” • Agenda • Norris Talk • You Read and answer questions • HW • None • Upcoming – HSPE Tomorrow – Get sleep, bring snacks

  2. Today’s Notes • Start a new document for notes on WWI • Have today’s date as well • In writing, answer the following questions to the best of your ability: • What were the most powerful countries in Europe at the beginning of the 20th Century? • When was World War I fought?

  3. The Causes - Overview • Historians usually cite the following as causes of the war: • Rivalries among the great powers and other European countries caused by • Past history • Imperialism • Militarism • Nationalism • Alliances brought about by the rivalries • A spark (the assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne)

  4. The Rivalries • We will focus on the following major rivalries: • Germany and France • Austria and Russia • Great Britain and Germany • Serbia and Austria • Let’s learn about what caused them

  5. Reading Assignment 1 • Read the section of the text entitled “Rising Tensions in Europe” (pp. 841-842) and answer the following questions in writing: • What led to the rivalry between France and Germany? • What led to the rivalry between Austria and Russia? • How did imperialism contribute to the tensions between the European countries? • What is “militarism”? • How did militarism contribute to the tensions between European countries? • Use the social science perspectives to categorize militarism and at least 2 other issues that are causing tension in Europe.

  6. Reading Assignment 2 • Read the two primary source handouts: • Kaiser Wilhelm’s “A Place in the Sun” • Bernard von Bulow’s “Hammer and Anvil” • Answer the following questions in writing: • What is each man calling for in his speech? • What might a non-German European be afraid of listening to the two speeches?