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1. Run Up to World War I 2. Thesis of Origins a. The Alliance System i. Triple Alliance 1. Germany, Austria-Hungry, and Italy ii. Dual Alliance 1. France and Russia, Britain is a de facto member iii. Sets up the chance for a total war iv. Out of the six crisis of this alliance system 1. they were 5 for 6 b. Competition for Empire i. Creates conflict and friction ii. But the most likely friction was between the British and the French iii. Increased German resentment for the British 1. not a reason for the war, a reason for why they are ok with it c. Nationalism i. Popular pressure towards the National Interest ii. Russia and Germany say they have lost and that they cannot lose again in national conflicts iii. Cannot afford to back down again out of NATIONAL PRIDE iv. Makes war seen as an acceptable alternative d. Arms Race i. Competing and therefore must have arms to back it up ii. After 1910 each of the three major powers France, Germany, and Russia had military reforms 1. extend number of men in arms by more conscripts and
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