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Unformatted text preview: o Germany wanted their colonies Germany was sick of Britain rubbing their success in their face Germany builds up a big (unnecessary) navy Britain was the only other navy in the North Sea Britain saw this as a direct challenge Germany had already surpassed Britain economically Triple Entente Britain, France, and Russia The connections between the superpowers would mean that all would have to get involved in the fight if war broke out Trigger of WWI o June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated o France vs. Germany a line of fortifications was drawn across Europe until it was split...
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- Spring '08