M.A.I.N Long Term Causes of WW1

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M.A.I.N Long Term Causes of WW1 by Mind Map: M.A.I.N Long Term Causes of WW1

1. ALLIANCES

1.1. Purposes

1.1.1. To ensure safety & protection between countries in case of war/threat

1.1.2. To keep peace within Europe

1.2. Alliances

1.2.1. Britain & its Allies called Triple Entente

1.2.2. Germany & Central Allies were called Triple Alliance

1.3. Alliances pt 2

1.3.1. Triple Entente VS Triple Alliance

2. MILITARISIM

2.1. What?

2.1.1. Policy of building up armies. weapons etc

2.2. Controllers

2.2.1. Britain controlled navies

2.2.1.1. Built dreadnoughts more powerful than anything

2.2.2. Germany had most armies & power in Europe

2.2.2.1. Germany attempted to out build Britain's dreadnoughts: failed

2.3. Objectives

2.3.1. Protect empires

2.3.2. Gain land/territory = power

3. IMPERIALISM

3.1. What?

3.1.1. Extension of nations power

3.1.1.1. Economic, political & military reasons

3.1.1.2. Beginning 20th century economics were very important

3.1.2. Places controlled were called Colonies

3.2. Controllers

3.2.1. Britain

3.2.1.1. Controlled most colonies; including Canada

3.2.2. Germany

3.2.2.1. Built railways from Berlin to Baghdad to expand control

3.2.3. Russia

3.2.3.1. Held most land in Europe and Asia

3.2.4. France

3.2.4.1. Controlled parts of NW Africa & far east

3.2.5. USA

3.2.5.1. Controlled Hawaiian Islands & Phillipines

4. NATIONALISM

4.1. What?

4.1.1. Prior WW1, countries competed for more land. more powerful navies and armies

4.1.2. take huge pride in country's power

4.1.3. eager for power and land

4.2. Philosophy

4.2.1. Countries power & strength = #1 Priority

4.2.2. Gain more empire = greater strength