Causes of World War I

Jadyn Royer

My main source

The history book

One Cause of WWI

Entangling alliances was one reason for the war. In Europe, many countries had defense agreements that later failed on them. If two countries got into a war, then all the other countries were forced to go to war even if they didn't want to.

Militarism

In the 20th century, countries around the world went into an arms race, which means that everyone wordly was improving their military with more people and weapons.

Imperialism

Imperialism is a nation's conquest of other territories. European countries constantly fought over Africa and Asia for all their natural resources.

Nationalism

Every country wanted to feel dominance over another and this was bad because maybe one country thought they were better than the others and wanted to have a war to see whose country is truly the best.

Assassination

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinad was one of the main reasons for the war to break out. He was supposed to take over the throne of Austria-Hungary.