The Origins of World War 1

Mind Map by , created almost 6 years ago

A mind map showing the basic origins of World War 1, whilst giving more detail to said points.

Created by Ashkeeps almost 6 years ago
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The Origins of World War 1
1 Alliances
1.1 The Triple Alliance
1.1.1 Germany
1.1.2 Austria-Hungary Dual Alliance made in 1879
1.1.3 Italy Triple Alliance formed in 1882
1.1.4 Made both Russia and France nervous
1.2 Triple Entente
1.2.1 France
1.2.2 Russia Creates the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892
1.2.3 Britain Creates the Entente Cordiale with France in 1904 Triple Entente completed with the Anglo-Russian Entente in 1907
2 Morocco
2.1 The First (1905-06)
2.1.1 France wanted to add the uncolonised African country to its empire But Germany objected and demanded an international conference on Morocco's future Germany was made to back down at the Algeciras conference in 1906 by British, Italian, Russian and Spanish support So France took control of Morocco's police and banks!
2.2 The Agadir Crisis (1911)
2.2.1 France sent troops to Fez to fight rebels Germany accused France or trying to get complete control So Sent in a Warship called the Panther Britain feared Germany would attempt to make a naval base at Agadir, which would threaten key sea routes When Britain send ships, Germany backed down and recognised France's influence over morocco Which made Germany more Anti-British
3 The Arms Race
3.1 Germany vs Britain
3.1.1 Weltpoltik Wilhelm increased military size and wanted to expand the German empire
3.1.2 The Two Power Standard Britain's Navy had to be as big as the next two strongest navies in Europe put together
3.1.3 The Dreadnought Britain created its first one in 1906 Germany created its own version in 1907-08 By 1914 Britain had 29 and Germany had 17
4 The Balkans
4.1 Influence
4.1.1 Controlled by the Ottomans Very weak from corruption and the rise of Nationalism. (The Sick Man of Europe)
4.1.2 Germany wanted to build a railway through the Balkans
4.1.3 Italy wanted to control the other side of the Adriatic Sea
4.1.4 Austria-Hungary wanted to stop Serbia from stirring up their people The Slavs wanted independence and hoped Serbia would help them
4.1.5 Russia wanted sea access from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Through Turkish controlled straits
5 The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

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