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World War I: WWI Triggers

The frame for the unit is M.A.I.N.: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism (causes of WWI). WWI poetry is included.

Complexity of WWI

Historians believe that several events triggered World War I. Many countries wanted to maintain their colonial empires and extend their imperial conquests. Other countries tried to shift powers, so hostile alliance systems existed.

Web Resources


These websites provide an overview of World War I. Within each website are multiple links to more specific WWI-related topics.

'Down with the Monster'

France, England, Serbia, Russia and Belgium have declared war on Germany and Austria.
Engraving in Le Petit Journal, the 20/09/1914/Lee / leemage / Universal Images Group
World War I (1914-1918). Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 10 Nov 2011.