Leaders of Warring Countries
Great Britain- David cameron
Germany- Joachim Gauck
Austria-Hungary - Franz Joseph
France- Francois Hollande
United States - Barack Obama
The Triple Alliance had Germany and Austria-Hungary. The Triple Entente had France, Russia , and France and Britain .
In June 1919, the allies ordered representatives of the new german republic to sign the treaty they had drawn up at the palace of versailles outside paris. the german delegates were horrified. the treaty forced Germany to assume full blame for causing the war.
the allies drew up separate treaties with the other central powers.Like the treaty of versailles , these treaties were left widespread dissatisfaction.
Militarism- building up of military / navy in large numbers
Alliances- agreement between countries to defend each other
Imperialism- stronger countries using influence over weaker countries
Nationalism-belief that your country is superior to other countries
Spark of the war
The spark of the war was the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. He was assassinated on June 28, 1914 by Gavrilo Princip . Archduke Francis Ferdinand wife Sophie was also assassinated.