WWI - Germany invaded neutral Belgium in August, and then...

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WWI What were the causes of WWI? Nationalism Imperial Expansion Militarism The Alliance System The Start of the Great War On June 28, 1914 the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,  Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, a 19  yr. old Serbian nationalists. Quickly, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in July 1914. Russia came to Serbia’s defense and prepared for war. They started menacing  the border of Germany. Germany, as Austria-Hungary’s ally, declared war on Russia in August.
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Unformatted text preview: Germany invaded neutral Belgium in August, and then GB declared war on Germany. Thus the war was between: The Allies: GB, France, Russia, and later Japan and Italy The Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire America declared a policy of neutrality, with Wilson calling for Americans to be impartial in thought. The great majority of Americans wanted to stay out of it,, but sympathized with the Allies...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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