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1

Imperialism applied -

Europeans try to control Africa for its natural resources and Asia for it silk and spices

2

Powder keg -

Barrel with gunpowder that blows up easy; metaphor for blocan region (Europe) Franz Ferdinand assassination blows it up

3

Background causes to the war -

Economic rivalry: competition for materials and markers
Colonialism: territorial disputes (European countries that want & take parts of Africa)
Alliances: countries that pledge to help each other in war
Nationalism: pride in ones country, and sometime bias to other countries
Militarism: policy of glorifying way & keeping an army ready

4

Triple Entente (allies) -

France, Britain, Russia & eventually Italy

5

Triple Alliance (Central Powers) -

Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy (who leaves)

6

Imperialism -

Seizure of a country by a stronger country
Ex: Everyone fighting over Africa and Asia

7

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

Heir of the Austria-Hungary throne who took a trip to Bosnia and was killed by Gavrilo Princip (a Serbian) which factored into starting war.

8

Schlieffen plan

Germany's plan for attacking, defeating France and rushing to fight Russia but failed, had the first battle of the Marne, and retreated.

9

What did the Schlieffen plan depend on?

Germany's speed
Russia's inability to move & have enough supplies

10

Repercussions of imperialism

Has left some of the countries with bad economies