Flashcards in Chapter 14 WWI Deck (21):
Causes of WWI
Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism
Allies/ Triple Entente
France, Great Britain, Russia, and later on, the USA
Triple Alliance/ Central Powers
Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire
Spain, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Albania, Luxembourg, and Denmark
Italy and Alliances
originally joined Central Powers in 1882 then became neutral, then when WWI started, they joined the Allies
nonbinding agreement to follow certain policies
the glorification of the military
Why we're the Balkans called the Powder Keg?
they were a barrel of gunpowder that a tiny spark could cause to explode due to the tensions between countries
who was the archduke of Austria Hungary who was assassinated, and who was he assassinated by?
Francis Ferdinand assassinated by Gavrillo Princip from the terrorist group, Black Hand
who ruled Bosnia and why was it important?
Austria-Hungary because Serbia didn't want to be taken over by Austria-Hungary
How did Germany react to the assassination?
they gave Austria-Hungary a blank check which promised unconditional support no matter what
what is an ultimatum and what was the one given to Serbia called?
a final set of demands, Anti-Austrian Agitation
Why did Austria declare war on Serbia?
Serbia didn't agree to all the terms on the ultimatum
Who backed Serbia?
prepare it's military forces for war
Germany declared war on Russia because of ___________________ and France was drawn into the war because ________ ________ ______________.
mobilization, they were allies
a policy of supporting neither side in a war
Germany's worst fear about WWI
having to fight a war on 2 fronts
What was the Sclieffen Plan, and what is its goal?
Germany would invade France and take them over first then move on to Russia because Russia would be slow to mobilize
to avoid a war on 2 fronts
What neutral country did Germany invade that got Britain upset and declare war on Germany?