CC World Wars Study Guide: World War 1 Causes and Events

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Why did the assassination of Franz Ferdinand trigger the start of World War 1?

It led to Austria-Hungary blaming Serbia, causing a domino effect of alliances being activated.

What was the role of Gavrilo Princip in the events that led to World War 1?

He was a member of the Black Hand and assassinated Franz Ferdinand to spark the war.

What were the MAIN causes of World War 1 that are mentioned in the text?

Militarism, alliance system, nationalism, and imperialism

Why did Trench Warfare develop in World War 1?

To protect soldiers from enemy fire and create a defensive strategy.

Who were the Central Powers during World War 1?

Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire

What led to the defeat of Germany and its allies in World War 1?

Military defeats, economic struggles, and the Treaty of Versailles

What major countries were part of the Big 4 in the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles?

France, UK, US, Germany

How did the Treaty of Versailles impact Germany?

It imposed heavy reparations and territorial loss

What was the main purpose of the League of Nations?

To prevent future conflicts

Why was World War 1 problematic for Russia?

It caused huge casualties and worsened political instability

Who led the Bolsheviks during the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia?


Why did militarism begin to increase in Japan after World War 1?

In response to Western Powers and to modernize the country

Prepare for your exam by understanding the main causes of World War 1 such as militarism, alliance system, imperialism, and nationalism. Learn about Gavrilo Princip, his association with the Black Hand group, and why the assassination of Franz Ferdinand led to the outbreak of the war.

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