Causes of World War I

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Causes of World War I by Mind Map: Causes of  World War I

1. Significant Individuals

1.1. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

2. Alliances between Countries

2.1. Alliance between Mexico and Germany to take over parts of the US

2.2. European alliances caused nearly the whole world to be at war

2.3. Triple alliance formed between Germany, Hungary-Austria and Italy

2.4. Alliance Powers

2.4.1. Russia

2.4.2. France

2.4.3. Great Britain

3. Imperialism

3.1. European countries were at tension, fighting for power and land

3.2. Countries such as France, Belgium, Italy and Great Britain had colonies in Africa during the scramble for Africa

3.2.1. Great Britain covered almost 1/5th of Africa

4. Militarism

4.1. Germany and Austria-Hungary were very militaristic countries

4.2. To Keep their military power, both countries feel like their military force has to be equal or more.

4.3. The selective service act in the States gained them 3 million more people to join their army.

5. Nationalism

5.1. The countries believed that they are better than others

5.1.1. Nations became more agressive

5.2. Citizens supported their country, no country wanted to back down from the war.