Causes for World War I

Isis Thomas


Mania stands for militarism, alliances, nationalism, imperialism, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.


Militarism is the development of a nation's military in preparation for conflict accumulation of weapons-arms race.


Alliances are when countries formed allies throughout Europe to create a balance of power. This ends up making things unstable. Thus if one country attacked another country their allies would fight and then in the end most of the world would be fight with and against each other.


Nationalism is the belief of your country is superior to others countries tried to exert power and dominance over others. People could go and bomb other counties who would dissagree with their opinions. There fore the could start a war.


The main points of focus are Africa and parts of Asia looking for natural resources and increased territorial control. People wanted to trade with different parts of the world.

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

He was killed by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, Bosnia (part of group of 6) heir apparent to Austria-Hungary throne this wife, Sophie, was also killed protesting Austria-Hungary control over Serbia.


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