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

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ALLIANCES

Purposes

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

To keep peace within Europe

Alliances

Britain & its Allies called Triple Entente

Germany & Central Allies were called Triple Alliance

Alliances pt 2

Triple Entente VS Triple Alliance

MILITARISIM

What?

Policy of building up armies. weapons etc

Controllers

Britain controlled navies, Built dreadnoughts more powerful than anything

Germany had most armies & power in Europe, Germany attempted to out build Britain's dreadnoughts: failed

Objectives

Protect empires

Gain land/territory = power

IMPERIALISM

What?

Extension of nations power, Economic, political & military reasons, Beginning 20th century economics were very important

Places controlled were called Colonies

Controllers

Britain, Controlled most colonies; including Canada

Germany, Built railways from Berlin to Baghdad to expand control

Russia, Held most land in Europe and Asia

France, Controlled parts of NW Africa & far east

USA, Controlled Hawaiian Islands & Phillipines

NATIONALISM

What?

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

take huge pride in country's power

eager for power and land

Philosophy

Countries power & strength = #1 Priority

Gain more empire = greater strength