Causes of the Second World War (General (in 1914, kaiser Wilhelm II ruled…
Causes of the Second World War
Different countries tried to build up their military
Germany feared the russian army, they wanted to defeat russia before 1917 as they would then have a fully modernised army
The Schließen Plan
Germanies plan was to defeat france within six weeks before the russian steamroller could be in position and ready to fight
Austria-Hungarian Franz Ferdinand was shot dead on 1914 by a Serbian nationalist.
Austria-Hungaria decided to go to war with serbia.
Serbia was allied with russia and germany was willing to fight alongside Austria - Hungary.
France and britain decided to support russia and Austria-Hungaria.
Then, all of the most powerful countries went to war
Germany and its allies
Britain, france and Russia + other allies
The Opposing Alliances
Two rival alliances of great power in europe
The Triple Entente
The Central Power (Triple Alliance)
Germany was strong, however their allies were not.
in 1914, kaiser Wilhelm II ruled germany.
He controlled, 97 battleships and 2.2 million best trained + equiped men