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Study Guide: The Causes of World War One
An introduction to the relevance of the topic.
The "Big Brother House"
The tensions between the major powers prior to World War One are outlined using the scenario of a shared house in this worksheet.
The Assassination at Sarajevo
The spark which started World War One. What happened?
Austria v. Serbia: Imperialism and Nationalism
The assassination at Sarajevo was merely the flashpoint of a much deeper conflict between Serbia and Austria, as explained here...
Russia v. Germany: Personal Misunderstandings and the "Willy-Nicky" Correspondence
Russia and Germany were dragged into the crisis party as a result of personal misunderstandings between the rulers of the two countries...
The Alliance System
The misunderstandings between the Kaiser and the Tsar were largely the result of tensions created by their rival alliance systems...
France v. Germany: Colonial and Economic Rivalry
France had joined an alliance system against Germany because of colonial rivalry with the Kaiser...
Britain v. Germany: The Arms Race
Britain had joined an alliance system against Germany because of an arms race with the Kaiser...
The July Crisis
The overall result was the July Crisis and the outbreak of World War One.
Manic Miner Game
Causes of World War One
1. The First World War Explains Modern Conflict #historyteacher
2. Colour Photos - WW1
3. The Heritage of the Great War / First World War 1914 - 1918
4. Colour Photos from WW1
5. AJP Taylor's Railroad Timetable Theory
6. The Kaiser's letters to the Tsar: EBook
7. Causes of World War One
8. WW1 Colour Photos
Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.
Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Carl Laemmle, German-born American film producer, co-founded Universal Studios (d. 1939)
Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - M. G. Ramachandran, Indian actor, director, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1987)
Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Richard Hawley, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
Deaths (400 years ago today): 1617 - Fausto Veranzio, Croatian bishop and lexicographer (b. 1551)
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What is Politics? Why are so many people not interested in it and why is this worrying?
Communism and Fascism: Whats the difference?
Design your ideal state
LBJ and the Great Society
Hexagons Activity: Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Sourcework Exercise: The Sharpeville Massacre Teacher model answers
50 Essential Songs for the History Classroom
Sourcework Exercise: The Sharpeville Massacre
Model answers for sourcework exercise on rise of Apartheid
Slave Trade Simulation: Updated and improved
Model Essay Compare and contrast the role of ideology in causing two 20th-century wars, each chosen from a different region
Model Essay What were the most frequent causes of 20th-century wars?
Vietnam veteran John Kerrys statement at the Senate hearings of 1971
Why, and with what degree of justification, did Nixon refuse to immediately withdraw from Vietnam?
Compare and contrast the policy of Johnson and Nixon with regard to Vietnam