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It's easy to remember what caused World War I--Just remember the MAIN idea!
 
Causes of World War I
Militarism An aggressive attitude led to an arms race, producing  strong navies and armored vehicles. 
Alliances The alliances of Europe were formed for protection against each other.  However, they  very quickly became aggressive towards one another.  Triple Entente
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Russia
Triple Alliance
  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Italy
Imperialism European countries divided up Africa and Asia to strengthen the political and economic power of the mother country, which caused competition.
Nationalism Nationalism was both a uniting force and a divisive one.  It resulted in Germany and Italy uniting into strong nations, and also caused the eventual disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungary. 

 

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