WW1 - causes of the war

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What is nationalism?
The belief that your country is better than others.
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What is imperialism?
The desire to conquer colonies and build an empire.
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What is militarism (arms race) ?
The race to build up a strong army and navy.
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What was the 'Daily Telegraph' article in 1908?
In a newspaper interview, Kaiser Wilhelm said the English were mad and the Germans hated them. This caused great offence in Britain.
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What happened in Bosnia in 1908?
Austria annexed Bosnia in the Balkans. This annoyed Serbia, which wanted to take over the area. Russia wanted to help Serbia, but had to back down.
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What major event in 1914 was seen to have sparked the start of WW1?
The heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand, was shot by Gavrilo Princip, a young Serb terrorist, in Sarajevo in Bosnia.
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What was 'The Schlieffen Plan'?
It was a plan that was based on a theory that when Germany went to war, they would be faced with a war on two fronts with France and Russia. It was a plan of attack and Germany's only plan for war.
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