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Name _____Cristel_________________________ Date ________2/21___________ Pd ________ Fighting World War I I. Fighting World War I (1914-1918) A. Causes of World War 1. From 1870 to 1914, the growth of __ militarism__, alliances, imperialism, & _ nationalism__ increased tensions increased among European nations 2. Nationalism among __ SLAVS_ in the __ Balkans __ led to the assassination of Archduke _ FRANZ____ in 1914 3. The conflict between Serbia & Austria-Hungary triggered __ alliances____ and started World War I B. The Outbreak of War in 1914 1. When the war began in August 1914, Europeans were __ enthusiastic___ about fighting 2. Most people anticipated that the war would be over by _ Christmas___ 1914….they were wrong C. The Schlieffen Plan 1. When the war began, Germany’s biggest problem was the potential of fighting on __ two fronts__ 2. Germany’s solution was the _ Schlieffen Plan__ which involved quickly defeating _ France__ in the West…then sending troops to the East before _ Russia_ was fully mobilized for war 3. The Schlieffen Plan seemed to be working when the___ Germany____ marched through Belgium & France, within miles of Paris 4. But, English & French troops saved _ Paris_ at the Battle of the _Marne___…Meanwhile, Russia mobilized __ faster__ than expected, so Germany had to divert troops from France D. Because the Schlieffen Plan __

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