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Leading to WWI 1700 – 1900 Summary
Imperialism • Definition: When one country takes over another country to build an empire. • Land equals power, which countries are the most powerful? • Why would a country want to take over another country?
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Militarism (Arms Race) • Definition: Making your military bigger and better than other countries. • Why would you want your military bigger than other countries? • What problems can arise when compete against other countries military strength?
Industrial Revolution • During the 1800’s the Industrial Revolution was happening in Europe. • With the invention of factories, weapons were less expensive to produce allowing countries to improve and buy them in mass quantities. • Countries were also experimenting with new weapons such as airplanes, tanks, chemical warfare.
Nationalism • Pride for your country. • What does it mean to have pride for your country? • If you have pride for your country, what would do to help your country?
Alliances • An agreement between two or more countries to help each other. It can include military help, money or providing of weapons. • Late 1800’s many countries in Europe made various alliances, Triple Entente (Britain, Russia and France) and The Dual Alliance (Germany and Austria-Hungary)