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LOCATION & CAUSES OF THE WAR

WORLD WAR 1
CAUSES OF WORLD WAR 1
A sense of Nationalism: Both encouraged cooperation and divided
people.

Rivalry over colonies: Competition over claim and control of territories
and resources in different parts of the world.

The arms race in Europe: Some historians argue that tension between
the European powers was made worse by the building up of military forces.

The alliance system: This expanded the war as it turned a limited, local
conflict into a wider European and world war.

Military plans: The major European powers all had military plans in place in
case war broke out. These plans had strict timetables for what is known as
mobilisation.
TIMELINE TO WW1
28 June 1914: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

23 July 1914: Austria-Hungary presents 10 demands to Serbia

25 July 1914: Serbia agrees to only nine of the 10 demands

28 July 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

1 August 1914: Germany declares war on Russia

3 August 1914: Germany declares war on France and invades Belgium

4 August 1914: Britain declares war on Germany (Australia becomes involved)

6 August 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia

23 August 1914: Japan (as an ally of Britain) declares war on Germany

29 October 1914: The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) enters the war on the side of
Germany

ROAD TO WW1 - COMIC STRIP
Nationalism

Rivalry over colonies

The arms race in Europe

The alliance systems

Military plans

28 June 1914: Assassination of
Archduke Franz Ferdinand

23 July 1914: Austria-Hungary
presents 10 demands to Serbia

25 July 1914: Serbia agrees to only
nine of the 10 demands









28 July 1914: Austria-Hungary declares
war on Serbia

1 August 1914: Germany declares war
on Russia

3 August 1914: Germany declares war
on France and invades Belgium

4 August 1914: Britain declares war on
Germany (Australia becomes involved)

6 August 1914: Austria-Hungary
declares war on Russia

29 October 1914: The Ottoman Empire
(Turkey) enters the war on the side of
Germany