the policy of building up strong armed forces to prepare for war
An agreement between nations to aid and protect each other.
pride in one's nation
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.
Heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne whose assassination in Sarajevo set in motion the events that started World War I.
An alliance between Great Britain, France and Russia in the years before WWI.
Alliance between Germany, Italy, Austria Hungry
Serbian nationalist group behind the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
Place where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on June 28th 1914
The assassin of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria, a member of the Black Hand
World War I alliance of Britian, France, and Russia, and later joined by Italy, the United States, and others.
Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ottoman Empire
annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1908
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Emperor of Germany during World War I
first nation to declare war on Serbia during WWI
German battle strategy; called for attacking and defeating France in west and then rushing east to fight Russia; speed was vital to plan
the region along the German-Russian Border .
500 mile stretch from the North Sea to the Swiss Border
First Battle of the Marne
Allied victory here left the Schlieffen Plan in ruins
type of warfare in which soldiers fought from huge parallel ditches
"no man's land"
space between opposing trenches
failed German offensive which cost a half million men
a great British offensive undertaken in the summer of 1916, exemplified horrors of trench warfare
East Germany; Germans vs. Russia, Germans win
An effort by the Allied Powers' troops to take the Dardanelles hoping to set up a supply line to Russia, failure
a conflict in which the participating countries devote all their resources to the war effort
When the whole world gets involved in a war
Pretty much happened in WWI because everyone brought their colonies into it which were ALL over the place
"powder keg of Europe"
Allied Power not industrialized
German invasion of this country caused Great Britain to declare war on Germany
country blamed for Ferdinand's death
large country which protected the Slavs, supported Serbia
Germany declared war on this country for supporting Russia
deadlock or stalemate
neither side makes advances in a war
reason for building trenches
refused to support Germany because they started the war