TOP 5 CAUSES & EFFECTS OF WORLD WAR I
1)Mutual Defense Alliances :
In the decades leading up to WWI the major military powers in Europe made numerous alliances. These alliances were mutual defense agreements where the countries would agree if either was attacked the other would come to its defense.
Before WWI many of the European countries were on a quest to expand their empires in order to increases their power and wealth; they sought
3) Militarism :
Militarism is on the rise help to feed the arms race.
4) Nationalism :
Intense pride for one's homeland, was powerful in Europe in the 1800's and especially strong in Germany & France.
5) Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand :
June 1914 the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand & his wife were killed by a Bosnian Revolutionary Gavrilo Principe as he rushed to the car & shot the couple to death
After declaration of war, Serbia turns to its ally, Russia.
August 1, Germany responded by declaration war on Russia.
The increasing competition and desire for greater empires led to an increase in confrontation that helped push into WWI
The military establishment began to have a greater influence on public policy & the increase in militarism helped push the countries involved into war.
The origin of WWI was bases on desire of Slavic people in Bosnia Herzegovina to no longer be part of Austria -Hungary but to Serbia
The assassination led to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia
Causes of WWI