World War I Begins

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Loyalty to one’s country or to people with a common language, religion, and history is known as
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nationalism.
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Look at the map of European alliances in 1914. What conclusion can be drawn from the map?
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The Triple Alliance would be fighting a two front war.
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The greatest fear of the rulers of the Austria-Hungarian Empire was that
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their empire would be destroyed by nationalist forces.
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The Ottoman Empire contributed indirectly to the start of World War I
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by Balkan calls for independence, which contributed to instability in the region.
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Why did European nations increasingly form alliances in the early 1900s?
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to provide a balance of power
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Look at the map showing the Austria-Hungarian Empire in about 1900. What information does the map provide about the Austria-Hungarian Empire?
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Austria-Hungary was home to many different ethnic groups.
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What part did militarism play in increasing tensions in Europe?
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Militarism led to an arms race.
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After the assassination of the Austrian archduke, which happened first?
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Austria declared war on Serbia.
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Which event had the immediate effect of causing Germany to declare war on the Allies?
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Russia mobilizes its forces on Germany’s eastern borders.
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Which events sparked World War I? Check all that apply.
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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand angered Austria. Nationalism increased tensions in the Balkan peninsula. Alliances caused a chain of events that pulled each country into war.
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Italians were the largest ethnic group in the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Which of the following is the best conclusion that can be drawn from the chart?
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European nations had built large military forces and were preparing for war.
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A mobilization plan allows a country to
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assemble its armed forces and move them quickly.
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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.
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Italy Germany Austria-Hungary
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Which of the following best describes the Ottoman Empire in the years just before World War I?
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weak and in decline
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The “Powder Keg” in the Balkans refers to the
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political instability of the region.
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Which statement best explains why German leaders were irritated with colonialism in Africa?
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They were angered because Germany had fewer colonies in Africa than Britain or France.
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Which country changed sides about a year after World War I began and joined the Allies?
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Italy

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