Causes of the First World War

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  • The Build Up to WW1
    • 1839: Treaty of London
      • Britain would come to Belgium's aid if she was ever invaded.
    • 1872: Dreikaiserbund
      • Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia
      • Germany sought to secure her borders.
      • It was defensive and did have an anti-french system to it. Allowed Germany to establish relations with her neighbours
    • 1879: The Dual Alliance
      • Germany and Austria-Hungary
      • Runs alongside the Dreikaiserbund
      • Enhances friendship
    • 1882: The Triple Alliance
      • Germany, Austria Hungary and Italy
      • Italy wanted to gain colonies in Africs
      • Italy and Austria Hungary wanted to be friends
    • 1885: The Reinsurance Treaty
      • Germany and Russia
      • Was renewed every year to reaffirm the Dreikaiserbund
      • Secured Germany's borders
    • 1888: Kaiser  Wilhelm takes the throne
      • Weltpolitik (World Politics)
    • 1890: Bismark resigns
      • 1888: Kaiser  Wilhelm takes the throne
        • Weltpolitik (World Politics)
      • Clashed with Weltpolitik and in other words the Kaiser forced him out
    • 1890: Failure to renew the reinsurance treaty
      • Germany and Russia
      • The Kaiser refused to sign
    • 1894: The Duel Entente
      • France and Russia
      • Both nations had been wronged by Germany
      • Germany now had weakened borders
    • 1898: The Fashoda Incident
      • Britain and France
      • Scramble for Africa: France from East to West. Britain North to South
      • Met at Fashoda and Kitchener and Marchland didn't know whether to fight or not
      • Both stayed put and borders were agreed
    • 1904: Entente Cordiale
      • Britain and France
      • Friendship alliance. France NW Africa and Britain NE Africa
    • 1905/1906: The First Moroccan Crisis
      • Germany and France
      • France ruled Morocco and the Kaiser visited offering to break them free of French Rule
      • The Kaiser only embarrassed himself and strengthened the Entente Cordiale
    • 1907: The Anglo Russian Entente
      • Britain and Russia
      • Russia agreed Britain could have influence in Persia (Iran)
      • Britain agreed Russia could play a dominant role in Afghanistan
    • 1907: The Triple Entente
      • Britain, Russia and France
      • Ring of Steel
      • Germany was surrounded
    • 1908: Annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina
      • Austria-Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia
      • Aerthental and Ivolsky made a deal. AH would support Russia in gaining the Dardanelles
      • Russia would help AH in annexing BH
      • AH annexted BH and angered Serbia.
      • Russia then asked for her end of the bargain and AH refused
        • Had upset Serbia and broke the Russo Serbian Alliance in 1903
    • 1911: The Second Moroccan Crisis
      • Germany and France
      • Germany sent the Panther off sit of the coast of Agadir
      • AH declined to support Germany.
        • Germany were humilated again and ran with their legs between their tales

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