Marching Toward War

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    Unifictaion of Germany

    Otto Von Bismarck, Germany's chancellor freely used war to unify the nation.
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    Military Alliances Among the Great Powers Formed.

    This was due to growing rivalries and mutual mistrust.
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    Franco-Prussian War

  • Germany declares itslef a "satisfied power"

    Otto von Bismarck was satisfied with Germany's territory so he instead turned his attention to maintaining peace in Europe.
  • The Dual Alliance is Formed

    An alliance between Germany and Austria-Hungary was formed.
  • The Treaty Between Germany and Russia

    Bismarck made an alliance with Russia taking away a possible ally from France.
  • Italy Joins the Dual Alliance

    Italy was added to the Dual Alliance now called Triple Alliance.
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II Became Ruler of Germany.

    Kaiser Wilhelm II became ruler of Germany.
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    Germany's Foreign Ploicy Extremely Changed.

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    Kaiser Wihlem II Forced Bismark to Resign,

    Wihelm II did not wish to share power with anybody.
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    Wihelm's National Treaty With Russia Lapses.

  • Military Alliance Was Formed Between Russia and France.

    Russia formed it in response to Germany's actions towards them in 1892 and in 1894.
  • Military Alliance Was Formed Between Russia and France Again.

    Russia formed it in response to Germany's actions towards them in 1892 and in 1894.
  • Frédéric Passy Expressed a Concern

    The entire able-bodied population are preparing to massacre one another; though no one, it is true, wants to attack, and everybody protests his love of peace and determination to maintain it, yet the whole world feels that it only requires some unforeseen incident, some unpreventable accident, for the spark to fall in a slash...and blow all Europe ski-high.
    FRÉDÉRIC PASSY, quoted in Novel: The Man and His Prizes
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    Triple Entente against Triple Alliance.

    Two groups of nations, one conformed by Italy, Germany and Austria-Hungary (The Triple Alliance)and the other conformed by Russia, France and Great Britain (The Triple Entente).
  • The Triple Entente Froms

    Great Britain, France and Russia joined in response to the Triple Alliance.
  • Bosnia and Hersegovina became art of Austria.

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    Armies In Europe Arouse.

    By this time all great powers except Britain had large, skilled armies.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand and His Wife Sophie are Murdered.

    During a visit to Sarajevo a Serbian member of The Black-Hand, Gavrilo Princip murders the couple.
  • Austria's Ultimatum to Serbia.

    The ultimatum contained several demands to which Serbia agreed to most of them but offered some others to be settled by an international conference. Austria rejected this offer and declared war,
  • Austria Declared War to Serbia