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Three Emperor's League
alliance of Germany, Russia, and Austro-Hungary against radical movements in 1873
Alliance of the Three Emperors
A brokered alliance set up by Bismark in 1881. It stopped any further division of the Ottoman Empire. It teamed everyone together incase a battle broke out to come to each other's defence
the 1904 agreement between the two that settled all oustanding imperialistic disputes
the conference where German Tried to yank Morocco from France. B/c Britain supported France and France didn't back down to Germany, Germany left the conference early
Alfred Von Tirpitz
Naval admiral heading the German fleet. He feared the growing threat of the British Navy
Archduke Francis Ferdinand
Heir to the Austrian throne, he was assassinated w/ his wife Sophie by a Servian nationalist living in Sarajevo, Bosnia 1914
Not wanting to allow Germany to invade France, its territory was violated by Germany
League of Nations
attempt by the Allies to build an organization that would bring peace and cooperation to the world. Ultimately, the U.S. wouldn't join for foear of being drawn into another war and ultimately, it would fail and fold
the Russian Revolution of 1917 that brought Communism to Russia and ended centuries of tsarist rule
Henry Cabot Lodge
the leading US Senator who was against the League of Nations, said that it gave away Congress' right to declare war
American policy adopted after the war of not getting involved w/ European problems. Some consider this a huge mistake, it allowed things to get out of hand and dictators to come to power in Europe later
Social Democratic Party
leftist leaning party in Germany, not as radical as the communists of Russia, favored "gradual" elimination of captialism not radical overthrow like in Russia
Causes of WWI
1. nationalism, 2. balkanization, 3. Panslavism, 4. Imperialism, 5. Expansion of military might, 6. Military alliances 7. started w/ assassination of archduke ferdinand
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