Four underlying reasons for world war 1

The four underlying reasons for WW1 and explained.

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  • Four underlying causes of war
    • IMPERIALISM
      • Germany wanted an empire, they wanted to conquer Africa bringing big powers in to conflict
      • Germany had began to build up its empire making Britain very concerned about the Kaiser when he was elected
      • Italians wanted a empire
      • Austria-Hungary wanted to expanded its empire, they then annexed Bosnia in 1908.
    • MILIITARISM
      • the attempt to build up the counties armed forces
      • A prime example of this is the arms race between Germany and Britain. it caused a lot of tension between the two countries
      • When Germany passed the naval laws in 1898 and 1900 it later caused in 1906 the naval race but at the end Britain had built more leaving Germany angry
    • ALLIANCES
      • Russia wanted to support Serbia as they had a similar language
      • THE TRIPLE ENTENTE 1907
        • Made up of Britain France and Russia
        • Britain had promised to defend Belgium in the treaty or Westminster 1839
      • THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE 1882
        • Made up of germany, austria-hungary and italy
      • Italy supported France in the Moroccan Crisis 1906 & 1911
      • Austrians wanted to attack Serbia but they knew Russia would back up seriba
        • Austria knew they wouldn't win Serbia without support from Germany
  • NATIONALISM
    • The Russian government believed the Russian army could defeat any other in Europe
    • The belief their country is better than any other. it led to countries being aggressive and assertive
    • Four underlying causes of war
      • IMPERIALISM
        • Germany wanted an empire, they wanted to conquer Africa bringing big powers in to conflict
        • Germany had began to build up its empire making Britain very concerned about the Kaiser when he was elected
        • Italians wanted a empire
        • Austria-Hungary wanted to expanded its empire, they then annexed Bosnia in 1908.
      • MILIITARISM
        • the attempt to build up the counties armed forces
        • A prime example of this is the arms race between Germany and Britain. it caused a lot of tension between the two countries
        • When Germany passed the naval laws in 1898 and 1900 it later caused in 1906 the naval race but at the end Britain had built more leaving Germany angry
      • ALLIANCES
        • Russia wanted to support Serbia as they had a similar language
        • THE TRIPLE ENTENTE 1907
          • Made up of Britain France and Russia
          • Britain had promised to defend Belgium in the treaty or Westminster 1839
        • THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE 1882
          • Made up of germany, austria-hungary and italy
        • Italy supported France in the Moroccan Crisis 1906 & 1911
        • Austrians wanted to attack Serbia but they knew Russia would back up seriba
          • Austria knew they wouldn't win Serbia without support from Germany
    • The Schlieffen plan, Germany believed they could pull of a war on two fronts and win both with this plan however it failed when Britain kept its promise and declared war on Germany

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