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Long Term Causes of WWI
Four Long Term Causes of WWI • Nationalism • Imperialism • Militarism • Alliance System
Nationalism • The belief that national interests and national unity should be placed ahead of global cooperation. • This was usually expressed as competitiveness with other countries. • http: //www. youtube. c om/watch? v=z. KZg_ZB 4 Sk. U
Imperialism • Nationalist competition often fueled imperial conflicts among the major European powers. • Imperialism - The policy in which stronger nations extend their economic, political, or military control over weaker territories
Militarism • The development of armed forces and their use as a tool of diplomacy. • Militarism led to an international arms race. • Howard Zinn on militarism in U. S. history • http: //www. youtube. co m/watch? v=6 t. Fd 1 e. YSc. C Q
Alliance System • Ally – A country formally cooperating with another country for a military or other purpose. • Alliance System – The system where the nations of Europe signed treaties of assistance that committed them to support one another if they faced attack.
World War I • A great overview of the War 6: 43 • http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=gj 2 v 7 -0 t. AC 0 • The Technology of WWI 6: 39 • http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=YCRRS_Mqc. VQ&NR=1&featu re=endscreen • Scenes from Ypres, France 3: 07 • http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=WVPHUg. P 2 Vb. U • The Red Baron • http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=sh-J 4 GSPg. AM