Lecture 31 International Relations and the Road to the First World War

Lecture 31 International Relations and the Road to the First World War

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Hymns Ancient and Modern John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876) Durham Cathedral Eternal Father, strong to save Praise to the Holiest
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International Relations and the Road to the First World War
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International diplomacy after 1871 Nationalism was a huge contributing factor on the road to war.
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Maintaining a balance of power: Key countries… Germany: 40 million people. Occupying Alsace-Lorraine and collecting indemnity taxes from France. Wants to make sure France doesn’t seek revenge. Don’t want to see any clashes between Russia and Austria regarding the Balkans. Austria-Hungary : gains the right to govern/annex Bosnia and Herzegovina. Germany is not happy to see this. Italy France Russia : early on, Russia does recover some territory. Great Britain
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East European nationalism Plays a large role in the years between 1871 and 1914. The Balkans: (everyone wants their own states!) Serbia Montenegro Romania These 3 states are regarded as independent kingdoms. Bulgaria was not so lucky – still belonged to the Turks.
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Bulgaria Turks Bosnia & Herzegovina Austria
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course HISTORY 1401 taught by Professor Nathans during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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Lecture 31 International Relations and the Road to the First World War

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