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The Causes of World War I Mr. Bach Accelerated World History Hudson High School How Would You React to a Call for War? The Experience of War Politicians Generals Soldiers The Rich Women Children A War to End All Wars • The war that was to be “over in time for Christmas” will become The Great War. • Instead . . . – 8.5 million soldiers will die – 21 million more soldiers will be wounded • The greatest tragedy the world had yet seen. The General Causes of the War • Imperialism • Nationalism • Militarism • The “Tangled Alliances” The Alliance System Triple Entente: Triple Alliance: Two Armed Camps! Allied Powers: Central Powers: The Major Players: 1914-17 Allied Powers: Central Powers: Nicholas II [Rus] Wilhelm II [Ger] George V [Br] Victor Emmanuel II [It] Enver Pasha [Turkey] Pres. Poincare [Fr] Franz Josef [A-H] Pan-Slavism (The Balkan Powder Keg) The *Spark* (Assassination) The Black Hand Gavrilo Princip Who’s To Blame?
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