Long-terms causes of WWI

Long-terms causes of WWI
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  • One of the most importante long-term causes of the Great War was MILITARISM. Countries began to invest in armament and increase their troops. They want to be seen as the more powerfull. The best example was the German Empire.
  • Let's fight for our Kaiser and for our empire
  • We have the best armament, troops and navy of Europe!
  • Kaiser Willhem II
  • Accompanied by the militarism, European empires felt a huge NATIONALISM spirit. Being proud of their nation and demostrate their best, lead to the war. This is the case of Serbia.
  • We need to demonstrate that we are independent!
  • Serbia is free form any empire!
  • We are little but powerful!
  • In that times, everyone wanted to be the greatest power, so IMPERIALISM ruled in Europe. The need of conquer and expand , the introduction in new markets and explote colonies was very common. The United Kingdom was here the best.
  • The United Kingdom has control of one thirty of the world in Africa... And the production of iron is incredible!
  • Oh gosh! All the day working for this Europeans! I hate colonies!
  • As time passed, empires increased their power, making a volatile environment. For that, a WEB OF ALLIANCES was created for, in case of problems, empires could help each other. The alliance between Austro-Hungary and Germany was the most popular.
  • Money, troops, food, weapons, everything...
  • Look Ferninand, if you go to war with Serbia, I will help you in everything
  • Hmm, seems good
  • This is a real blank check
  • However, there was a real tension environment because of a problem occurred years ago. The BALKANS WAR occurred when many countries wanted de Otoman Empire disappear. The Austro-Hungary empire already had troubles with Serbia because of that.
  • The war ended, but we still hating you!
  • You Serbians, make us loose the War!
  • ...And we will never return to your empire!
  • Shut up Austria-Hungary,you killed a lot of us!
  • However, there was a real tension environment because of a problem occurred years ago. The BALKANS WAR occurred when many countries wanted de Otoman Empire disappear. The Austro-Hungary empire already had troubles with Serbia because of that.
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