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Use these 2 World History videos entitled The Causes of World War 1 to study the complex tensions and conflicts that gripped Europe during the early 20th Century that ignited a devastating four-year war - World War 1.

Our video presentations explore the hostile alliances, imperialist rivalries, and runway nationalism that eventually culminated in World War I. Examine the political, economic, and social effects of industrialization...and the emergence of nationalism in the late 19th Century.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia, thus sparking World War 1.
  • Survey the political, economic, and social effects of the nineteenth-century industrialization of the Continent, and discuss the reasons for the emergence of nationalist ideology as a dominant political force in Europe during the nineteenth century.
  • Discuss the reasons why colonial rule was so important to Europe's imperialist powers.
  • Examine how the complex tensions resulting from nationalism and imperialist rivalries incited the formation of alliances and accelerated the arms race among European powers.
  • Explore how the imperialist rivalries and runaway nationalism that gripped Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century culminated in the outbreak of World War I.
  • Compare the political goals of nations that entered World War I with the war's outcome.
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