Causes of World War 1
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Causes of World War 1

Test your knowledge on the causes of World War 1 with this comprehensive quiz. Learn about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the events that led to the involvement of 2,200,000 German soldiers.

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"2,200,000 German soldiers Knowledge Organiser- causes of WW1 ______."Answer

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

"Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated on 28 June 1914 by Bosnian Serb student Gavrilo Princip, shot at close range while being driven through Sarajevo, the provincial capital of ______, formally annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908."Answer

Bosnia-Herzegovina

"Militarism = the arms race and the building of large armies and navies made a big war possible ______."Answer

Alliances

"Alliances = the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance made war more ______."Answer

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"Imperialism = this means Empires, the European countries wanted to expand their ______ at the expense of other countries, empires made war more likely."Answer

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Causes of World War I

  • 2,200,000 German soldiers were involved in the war.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, on 28 June 1914, by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb student, triggered the war.
  • Sarajevo, the provincial capital of Bosnia, was the location of the assassination, which was formally annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908.

Militarism

  • The arms race and the building of large armies and navies made a big war possible.
  • This led to an escalation of tensions between countries, increasing the likelihood of war.

Alliances

  • The formation of the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance created a complex system of alliances.
  • This made war more likely, as countries were obligated to defend their allies, leading to a larger-scale conflict.

Imperialism

  • Imperialism refers to the desire of European countries to expand their empires at the expense of other countries.
  • This led to competition and rivalry between countries, making war more likely as they sought to protect and expand their territories.

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