Main Causes of WW1 - Coggle Diagram
Main Causes of WW1
Imperialism & Colonialism
Competition between the nations
Germany: Fast industralisation
Worried France and Britain
"scramble for Africa"
Uneven rates of industrialisation
Changing power dynamics
Ottoman (Turkish) Empire loosing power
"the sick man of Europe"
rapidly expanded naval capacity
to make sure that no one can dispute with them
Britain saw them as a threat
encouraged by propaganda
Alliances & Hostilities
German States: The German Empire
3 Emperors League
Dual Alliance (from Russia)
Italy(secretly with France)
2 Balkan Wars: increased countries (Serbia)
Now a threat to Austria
France Vs Germany (Franco-Prussian war)
Germany opposing French expansion
leads to 2 international crises
Balkan States were unstable (Serbia)
"powder keg of Europe"
Slavic countries try to unify
Bosnia: freed, prevented Austria's expansion
The Start of the war
Assassination of Franz Ferdinand (Austria-Hungary) by Sarajevo (Serbia)
triggered "July Crisis"
Austria-Hungary sent 10 demands, Serbia accepted 9
Austria-Hungary declared war
Germany (war on Russia, France and Belgium)
Belgium: refused German entry
Britain offered Germany ultimatum (protect neutral Belgium)
Germany didn't accept
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