Causes of WW1: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism

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What type of warfare was characterized by deep ditches where soldiers lived in harsh conditions during WW1?

Trench warfare

Which battle in WW1 was known as the longest and most devastating, with around 500,000 deaths on each side?

Battle of Verdun

What was the primary gas used as a weapon in WW1 known for causing chemical burns and blisters?

Mustard gas

Which technological advancement in WW1 was intended to end trench warfare by firing into trenches from above?


What event involving the sinking of a passenger ship caused the U.S. to become increasingly angered with Germany during WW1?

The Lusitania sinking

What message from Germany to Mexico, intercepted and sent to the U.S., contributed to the U.S. entering WW1?

The Zimmerman Telegram

What was one of the main causes of WWI as described in the text?


Which countries made up the Triple Entente (Allies) during WWI?

France, Great Britain, Russia

What sparked the beginning of WWI according to the text?

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Which concept is defined as countries building stronger militaries out of fear of their neighbors?


Which country controlled parts of Africa and Vietnam before WWI?


Which countries formed the Triple Alliance (Central Powers) during WWI?

Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy

Learn about the main causes that led to World War 1, including militarism, alliances, imperialism, and rising nationalism in the early 1900s. Explore how these factors contributed to the tensions and conflicts among European countries.

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