Updated: 2/18/2020

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  • Militarism
  • Alliances
  • Nationalism
  • The glorification of one’s military. Also the belief of a nation or its people to build and maintain a strong military, with the intention to use it whenever it is felt necessary.
  • Imperialism
  • Alliances are seen as a long-term cause of WWI. Due to the secret alliances created by between nations, it is inevitable that a disagreement between two nations will lead to the involvement of many nations, who have secretly agreed to help one another.
  • Assassination
  • Extreme pride in one’s nations or state. Often seen by the use of flags, national anthems, and other signature items.Nationalism is a long-term cause of WWI. As many of the other causes, nationalism takes time to create.
  • Domination by one country over another in terms of the political, economic, or cultural life of the dominated country or region.Imperialism also takes time to develop in terms of establishing the dominance needed to secure another nation/county.
  • The deliberate murder of a high-ranking government official.The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was a short-term cause of the war.