World War

World War I was the first war and was a Global War, also known as the "Great War".

What were the M.A.I.N Causes?

The "MAIN" causes of WWI were:

Militarism - People who believed that a country should use military methods, forces, etc., to gain powers and achieve its goals.

Alliances - A union between people, groups, countries, etc., in which they agree to work together.

Imperialism - Policy/Practice by which a country increases its power by gaining control over other areas of the world.

Nationalism - People who have a desire to be loyal to and proud of their country, along with believe that it is more and important and better than other countries.

Spark of the War

The spark of the war was caused by the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a group called "The Black Hand".

They assassinated him because of his annexation of Bosnia.

Leaders of Warring Countries

Great Britain - Herbert Henry Asquith

Germany - Wilhelm II (William II)

Austria-Hungary - Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Italy - Vittorio Orlando

France - Georges Clemenceau

United States- Woodrow Wilson

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