Nationalism, Imperialism, Alliances and Militarism

Nationalism, Imperialism, Alliances and Militarism

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Modern World History

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  • What is militarism and how does it affect countries? How did militarism contribute to the war?
  • Guide us to victory, leaders!
  • What were the main alliances? Which alliances held the most power over the others and why?
  • Britain, France and Russia
  • VS
  • Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy
  • - In the 19th and early 20th centuries military power was considered a measure of national and imperial strength. A powerful state needed a powerful military to protect its interests and support its policies. -Militarism was a significant force in several European nations in the years prior to World War I. Their governments were strongly influenced, if not dominated, by military leaders, their interests and priorities.
  • Why was Africa so valuable to other countries? Which country/imperialism had the most power over others
  • Germany: I own you!
  • France and Britain: No, now we own you!
  • Just before World War I, the Great Powers of Europe split into two main teams: The Triple Alliance (Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Italy) and the Triple Entente (Britain, France, and Russia). The Triple Entente was actually a series of interlocking agreements. After the war started, this alliance system became known simply as the Allied Powers and included Britain, France, Russia, Serbia, Belgium and Japan, and later the United States. They later won the war.
  • How did nationalism affect WWI? What is nationalism?
  • Woohoo! Our country is the best! 
  • Work Cited
  • Militarism: Alliances: modernworldhistorytextbook/wwi/section_2/entanglingalliances.html one-the-major-alliances-1222059 Imperialism: history-first-world-war-east-africa Nationalism: modernworldhistorytextbook/wwi/section_2/nationalism.html
  • When war broke out in Europe in 1914, English and French troops prepared to seize the four German colonies in Africa (German East Africa, German South-West Africa, Togoland and Cameroon). For Germany, defeat also meant the loss of all its African colonies. They [Africa] did not, however, become independent but simply acquired new masters: Britain and France.  There is limited knowledge about WWI among the black African population, Del Monde says. During the conflict, some 2 million people from across Africa were actively involved in the military confrontations, as soldiers or bearers, in Europe and in Africa. Along with this, different countries thrived in different areas of strength. There really isn't a way to prove which sole country was the strongest.
  • Africa
  • Nationalism is an extreme form of patriotism or loyalty to one’s country. Nationalism also gave citizens inflated confidence in their nation, their governments and their military strength. In contrast, nationalist ideas demonised rival nations, caricaturing them as aggressive, scheming, deceitful, backward or uncivilised. Nationalist reporting convinced many that their country was being threatened by the plotting, scheming and hungry imperialism of its rivals.
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