Causes of WW1

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Why was there so much rivalry between the big European Powers?
tension, fear and anxiety grew between the countries - there was no trust. Alliances were made. This was also due to nationalism, imperialism and millitarism.
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Who hates who and why?
Germany feared attack from France, and other countries feared Germany due to their growing economy. On the one side were: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria + Turkey. On the other side were the Allies: France Russia, Serbia, Belgium + GB (+Italy)
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Who Caused WW1?
direct / short-term cause = Princip shoots Ferdinand however many long term factors caused the war (i.e. Naval Arms Race, Schlieffen Plan . . .)
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Triple Alliance V Triple Entente - who are they?
Alliance = Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary Entente = France, Great Britain, Russia
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Who assasinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand?
Serbian student, Gavrilo Princip
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WHY did Princip assassinate Ferdinand?
The Serbians wanted independance. They disagreed with what Ferdinand wanted - to reform Austria's government in order to make it more inclusive of Serbia. (Serbian teritory had been absorbed by Austria-Hungary in the 19th century)
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Which country did Britain promise to defend?
Belgium
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What was the German millitary plan?
The Schlieffen Plan (to defeat France quickly and then switch to face Russian; this would avoid war on 2 fronts)
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Did the Schlieffen Plan work?
no, Russia mobilised its troops quicker than expected. Within 10 days the Russians had invaded Germany. {The plan relied upon rapid movement- the resistance of the Belgians prevented this} Both sides now had to secure the land that they held.
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