Long term causes of the First World War

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  • Long term causes for the First World War
    • Economic Changes
      • Industrial growth: increase in iron and steel output, increase in: manufacturing; expansion of railways
      • Econmic competition
      • Alliance systems
        • Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Itay 1882)
        • Dual Alliance (Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1878)
        • Triple Entente (Britain, France, Russia -1907)
        • Militarism
          • Arms race; increase in defence expenditure, size of standing army and new military technologies
            • Emphasized the importance of rapid mobilization and offensive
        • Imperiism
          • Austro-Hungarian and Russian Rivarly in the Balkans
          • German desire for empire led to rivarlies with Britain and France
            • Morrocan crises
      • Imperiism
        • Austro-Hungarian and Russian Rivarly in the Balkans
        • German desire for empire led to rivarlies with Britain and France
          • Morrocan crises
    • Alliance systems
      • Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Itay 1882)
      • Dual Alliance (Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1878)
      • Triple Entente (Britain, France, Russia -1907)
      • Militarism
        • Arms race; increase in defence expenditure, size of standing army and new military technologies
          • Emphasized the importance of rapid mobilization and offensive
    • Nationalism
      • Growth of pan-Slavism particularly in opposition to Austro-Hungarian empire
  • Nationalism
    • Growth of pan-Slavism particularly in opposition to Austro-Hungarian empire

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