Flashcards in Ch. 8.1 The Road to World War I Deck (15):
process of assembling troops and supplies and making them ready for war. considered act of war
"Not all ETHNIC groups had become nations."
"Thus they insisted that their plans could not be ALTERED."
"The British ambassador to Vienna ANTICIPATED war in 1913:..."
"Austrian leaders wanted to attack Serbia but feared Russian intervention on Serbia's BEHALF, so they sought the backing of their German allies."
(p) Triple Alliance
formed in 18822. Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy
(p) Triple Entente
formed in 1907. France, GB, Russia
(p) Archduke Francis Ferdinand
heir to throne of Austria-Hungary. he and his wife assassinated on June 28, 1914 by Black Hand, Serbian terrorist group. leads to start of WWI
(p) Gavrilo Princip
19-year-old Bosnian Serb. succeeded in killing archduke and wife
(p) Emperor William II
gave "blank check" to Austria-Hungary. could rely on full support of Germany
(p) Czar Nicholas II
ordered partial mobilization of Russian army against Austria-Hungary
(p) General Alfred von Schlieffen
created Schlieffen Plan. called for two-front war with France and Russia
by 1914: determined to create independent Slavic state in Balkans.