Long Term Causes of WW1

Long Term Causes of WW1
MILITARISIM
What?
Policy of building up armies.
weapons etc
Controllers
Britain controlled navies
Built dreadnoughts
more powerful than anything
Germany had most armies
&power in Europe
Germany attempted to out build Britain's dreadnoughts: failed
Objectives
Protect empires
Gain land/territory = power
IMPERIALISM
What?
Extension of nations power
Economic, political & military reasons
Beginning 20th century economics were very important
Places controlled were called Colonies
Controllers
Britain
Controlled most colonies; including Canada
Germany
Built railways from Berlin to Baghdad to expand control
Russia
Held most land in Europe and Asia
France
Controlled parts of NW Africa and far east
USA
Controlled Hawaiian Islands and Phillipines
ALLIANCES
Purposes
To ensure safety &
protection between countries in case of war/threat
To keep peace within Europe
Alliances
Britain & its Allies called Triple Entente
Germany &Central Allies were called Triple Alliance
Alliances pt 2
Triple Entente VS Triple Alliance
NATIONALISM
What?
Prior WW1, countries competed for more land
more powerful navies and armies
take huge pride in country's power
eager for power and land
Philosophy
Countries power &strength =
#1 Priority
Gain more empire = greater strength
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