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WW1 Causes

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militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism
arms race
weapons as a result of industrialism and imperialism
weapons created
maxim gun; u-boat; mortars; airplanes; submarines
triple entente
between GB, F, and R; want to maintain power against triple alliance become known as allies
triple alliance
between G, AH, and Italy; becomes known as the central powers and italy leaves them to join the allies
"mother to the slavs"
Russia feels responsible for balkans because they speak the same language
scramble for africa
fighting over countries leads to hatred
berlin conferences
Germany says "lets get together and divide up africa"
balkan wars
balkans want independence; pan-slavism
"sick man of europe"
ottoman empire
alsace lorraine
piece of land germany and france both want
"unredeemed italy"
italy wants land back from austria
"sun never set"
england
"a place in the sun"
germany