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Signed alliances with one another

Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Britain, France and Russia

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People like German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck were predicting war rather than

Peace

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The first of the alliances had its origins with

Bismarck

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Bismarck signed treaties with Italy and Austria-Hungary in 1882 formed

The Triple Alliance

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War broke out in 1914 Germany and Austria fought together they were known as

Central Powers

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Took shape in 1893 when France and Russia formed an alliance

Triple Entente

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In 1904 Britain signed an entente with _______-which is a non-binding to follow common politics

France

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Helped spur the international atmosphere

Economic competitions

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Was the nest of the Great powers and was growing into an economic and military powerhouse. Britain felt threatened by its rapid economic growth

Germany

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In 1905 and in 191 competition for colonies brought France and Germany to the

Brink of War

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Glorification of the military

Militarization

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Caused added aggression and tension in Europe. The tensions were high between France and Germany

Nationalism

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Russia sponsored a powerful form of nationalism called

Pan-Slavism

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Proud young nation that as dreaming of creating its own south slav state

Serbia

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Was under the rule of Austria Hungary, but still was the home to many Serbs and other Slavs

Bosnia

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Announced that he would visit Bosnia many Serbian Nationalists became angry

Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria

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Seized the chance and fired twice into the car. Killed the archduke and his wife

Gavrilo Princip

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Was horrified at the assassination and basically said that he would take a stand against Serbia and whatever Austria decided to do they would have the German support

Kaiser William II

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Final set of demands

Ultimatum

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Prepare its military forces for war

Mobilize

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Is a policy of supporting neither side of war

Neutrality

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Germany had a military policy that was being developed for years by

General Alfred Von Schlieffen

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Was designed to avoid the problem of Germany having a war that hit them on two fronts. They would first attack France because Russia had a lumbering army and would be slow to mobilize

Schlieffen Plan

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It was the largest conflict in history up until that time

World War I or "The Great War"

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In the World War I there was
___________french
___________british
___________russians
___________german

8.5 million french
9 million british
12 million Russians
11 million German

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A deadlock in which neither side is able to defeat the other

Stalemate

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Moved down waves of soldiers

Rapid Fire Machine Gun

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Shrapnel (flying pieces of the bomb or things it would hit) would kill or wound soldiers

Long Range Artillery

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Germany was the first to use a new weapon. The gas blinded, choked, or burned its victims

Poison gas

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Introduced the first armored tank in 1917

Britain