World War I Begins

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Look at the map of European alliances in 1914.
What conclusion can be drawn from the map?

The Triple Alliance would be fighting a two front war.

Look at the map showing the Austria-Hungarian Empire in about 1900.

What information does the map provide about the Austria-Hungarian Empire?

Austria-Hungary was home to many different ethnic groups.

The greatest fear of the rulers of the Austria-Hungarian Empire was that

their empire would be destroyed by nationalist forces.

A mobilization plan allows a country to

assemble its armed forces and move them quickly.

Which event had the immediate effect of causing Germany to declare war on the Allies?

Russia mobilizes its forces on Germany’s eastern borders.

Why did European nations increasingly form alliances in the early 1900s?

to provide a balance of power

The Triple Alliance (1882) was the first alliance in Europe in the years leading to World War I. Which nations were members of that alliance? Check all the apply.

Italy Germany Austria-Hungary

The three European nations who fought together in World War I as the Allies, or the Triple Entente, were Russia, Great Britain, and


After the assassination of the Austrian archduke, which happened first?

Austria declared war on Serbia.

Which country changed sides about a year after World War I began and joined the Allies?


The chart shows data on the construction of dreadnoughts, or armed battleships, by 1914.

A logical conclusion that can be drawn from this chart is that Britain and Germany were

engaged in an arms race.

Loyalty to one’s country or to people with a common language, religion, and history is known as


The "Powder Keg" in the Balkans refers to the

political instability of the region.

Which of the following best describes the Ottoman Empire in the years just before World War I?

weak and in decline

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