Events leading up to WWI

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  • Turkish-Italian War

    Turkish-Italian War
    InfoVideoThis was a war fought between the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Italy. Italy sent an ultimatum to the Ottoman government on 26 September 1911, declaring that it would occupy Libya within twenty-four hours unless the Ottoman Empire undertook immediate measures to protect the security of Italian citizens residing in Libya and also their property. They broke out into a war which created tension
  • Mutual Defense Alliance are formed

    Mutual Defense Alliance are formed
    InfoOver time, many alliances were formed throughout Europe. These alliances stayed throughout the time until the War started. These alliances meant that they would back each other up when it came to arguments. So when one country got in a fight, their allies would help them. Such as when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Russia got involved to defend Serbia.
  • Imperialism

    InfoThis is when a country wants power. Africa and Asia were wanted by any countries for the resources of raw materials that these countries could provide. Since all the countries wanted these resources from these countries, they were pushed to war and fought each other for the resources of these countries.
  • Queen Victoria dies, King George V takes over

    Queen Victoria dies, King George V takes over
    InfoThe death of Queen Victoria meant the children and grandchildren would take over the royal family. These family members played big roles in World War 1. Such as King George the fifth leading Great Britain throughout World War 1. Also princess’ such as princess Helena and Princess Louise played roles in world war 1.
  • The Russo-Japanese War

    The Russo-Japanese War
    InfoVideo HereThis war was a dark time for Russia. Not just the military, but just Russia in general. The war was not anticipated and came by surprise to the russians. This war created an uneasy feeling between the Russians and the Japanese. They became rivals to each other and the tension between the two made it easier to fight against each other when World War 1 started.
  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale
    InfoThis created a friendly understanding between Britain and France, however was considered less formal than an alliance. This mutual engagement would bind the two countries for a period of thirty years, unless this stipulation is expressly denounced at least one year in advance. Done at London, and duplicated, the 8th day of April, 1904.
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson
    [Info]((http://goo.gl/FnwRX))Woodrow Wilson was an intelligent person who thought the US should make the world safe for democracy. He served as a US president, but before that, he was president of Princeton University and then as governor of New Jersey. After that he successfully led the US through World War 1.
  • The First Albanian Crisis

    The First Albanian Crisis
    InfoWhen the Balkan Alliance began war with Turkey in 1912 Austria-Hungary considered herself directly and vitally affected. Serbia was deprived of expected advantages to which she believed herself fairly entitled by her sacrifices and success in the First Balkan War. The action of the powers in regard to Albania became a powerful factor in bringing about the Second Balkan War. Out of the resulting controversy came the Second Balkan War.
  • The Second Balkan War

    The Second Balkan War
    VideoInfoA war that broke out when Bulgaria attacked Greece and Serbia. They attacked them because they were not satisfied with the share of spoils from the first Balkan War. The war caused a permanent break up of the Russo-Bulgarian alliance. The left Serbia being the only ally of Russia at a critical time. Serbia kept the uncompromising position against Austria-Hungary. This led to World War 1.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated
    InfoOn June 24, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were shot and killed by Gavrilo Princip. This purpose of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces. This assassination was highly controversial. It was controversial because one month later, it led to the start of World War 1.
  • The ‘Great Powers’

    The ‘Great Powers’
    InfoBy 1914, the 'Great Powers' of Europe had already come close to war thanks to the Balkan, Moroccan and Albanian disputes; passions were running high and the Austro-Russo-Balkano rivalry still remained sensitive. When war broke out in 1914, there was public and political support from within almost every belligerent nation.
  • Ally by Treaty

    Ally by Treaty
    Info1914.Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty, viewed the Russian mobilisation as an act of war against Austria-Hungary, and after scant warning declared war on Russia on August 1, 1914. This shows that when the allies are made, countries will defend each other. So when Austria-Hungary was threatened, Germany stepped up.
  • Militarism

    InfoBy 1914, Germany had the biggest military buildup. During this time period, germany and great britain’s navies were greatly increasing. Further, in Germany and Russia particularly, the military establishment began to have a greater influence on public policy. This increase in militarism helped push the countries that were involved in the war.