WW1

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  • Causes of WW1
    • Militarism
      • Britain 1906 launched dreadnought
      • Germany 1907 launched Nassau Class to compete with Britain
    • Imperialism
      • Germany - trying to increase empire - to show as powerful - Britain
        • Schliefen Plan 1905
          • for through Belgium - invade France before Russia mobilises
      • Russia wanted bigger empire  - split Austro-Hungraian Empire
    • Alliances
      • 1839 Britain - Belgium if Germany attacked
      • 1882 Germany, Italy and AHE - triple alliance
      • Serbia + Russia - S wanted unite Slav in AHE, Russia wanted hurt Austria
      • 1907 France Russia + Britain - Triple Entente
    • Nationalism
      • 1871 - Germany took Alsace Lorraine from France in Franco Prussian war - revenge
      • AHE had different people who wanted in-dependence - Austria save empire

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