Origins of WW1

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Origins of WW1
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2013-05-13 21:48:47
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Outbreak to causes
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  1. The Great War
    • 1914-1918
    • 8-10 million deaths
    • before Europe at its peak
  2. Alliance System
    • Formed 1879
    • Russia, Britain, France
    • Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy
  3. Strategy, Politics, and Ideology
    • Strategy - Geopolitical
    • Politics - Interests
    • Ideology - France and Russia allies because of Germany's rise in power.
  4. Immediate Origins of the First World War
    • 1914 - Political crisis between Austria-Hungary vs Serbia
    • Archduke Franz-Ferdinand (heir) murdered in Sarajevo by Serbian nationalists who want to make own state
    • Ask Germany help, they give "blank check"
    • Russia supports Serbia (ideology pan-slavism or "enemies of my enemies")
    • Germany creates Schliefen Plan (but Britain enters)
    • 1914 - Germany attacks France
  5. Possible Reason for Outbreak of First World War
    • Alliance system drew in more power
    • Alliance brought no balance of power (equal power=peace)
    • Arms Race = Opportunity/Advantage
    • Mobilization = Advantage - Schliefan Plan at stake
    • Expectation of short war
    • Kaiser wants Germany to have more power (weltpolitick = world power)
    • Continuation of imperialism - Germany wants that - Defeats British Armada
    • German domestic issues - monarchy wants war, parliament pacifists
    • Military Culture = war is glorifying.

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