MAIN Causes

The MAIN causes of WWI were:

  • Militarism— an "arms race" developed between the European empires, each wanted new war technologies
  • Alliances— or "alliancism" as Cwod calls it, countries promised to protect/help other countries
  • Imperialism— Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia were all carved up into European colonies. Those European countries wanted to show their superiority.
  • Nationalism— Strong belief that own country is ALWAYS right, extreme patriotism.
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