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Unformatted text preview: Name: Katie McGarry Class: Per. 5 What are the MAIN causes of World War I? The MAIN causes of WWI are militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism. Militarism is when the country focuses on military value, this lead to the paranoia of having the best military. Each European country wanted the best military and wanted to make sure they were ready for any attacks. The paranoia of another country's military rising before their own frightened them and sent them into full focus of bettering their military. Alliances brought a greater fear into countries, many were scared that they were going to be taken over by greater forces. Because of that fear countries began making several alliances with other countries. The Triple Alliance of 1882 consisted of Germany, Italy, and Austria Hungary. The Triple Entente of 1907 linked France, Britain, and Russia. Alliances would make one battle into 5, if one country attacked another then their ally would attack the other countries ally's and so forth. An example to that is the "Immediate Spark" to war, where Serbian terrorists killed the next royal leaders of Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia. This lead to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia and then Russia declaring war on Austria-Hungary and the chase of alliances began. Imperialism brought great conflict to countries because of their imperialistic ambitions. Since each country wanted all the resources and land they had to fight and claim their territories. More countries the owned meant more resources and people for battle, this led to competition and conflict. Great Britain owned and controlled 1/4 of the entire world by 1900, bringing fear to their enemies because of the advantage. Nationalism is the belief that each ethnic group should have its own nation and the belief that your country is the best. Serbian nationalism created the trigger cause of WWI, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. This killing resulted in he domino effect of war declarations. ...
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