What were the causes of World War 1? I KNOW BY NATIONALISM,IMPEARLISM,MILILITARISM, && THE ALLIANCE SYSTEN BUT CAN U PLEASE EXPLAIN THESES WORDS!!

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All of these are causes of World War I. First of all, nationalism is the idea that your country is so great that it's better than anyone else's. Imperialism is the next step, where you actually take over other countries or establish colonies. Militarism is the process of creating the...

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All of these are causes of World War I. First of all, nationalism is the idea that your country is so great that it's better than anyone else's. Imperialism is the next step, where you actually take over other countries or establish colonies. Militarism is the process of creating the country based around a military, or military enforced government. The alliance system means that if a country you are allied with gets embroiled in a conflict, you are too.
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There are many reasons why the First World War happened.  The rise of nationalism, excessive love of country, helped to plunge nations into conflict.  In any nationalist setting, an act against another nation has to be defended and pursued at all costs.  This would mean that war is almost inevitable in such a setting.  The rise of militarism means that these nations, under the guise of nationalism, fed and grew their military/ armies to such a level that when war was declared, everyone was ready to fight it.  The alliance system, where nations had secret alliances with one another so that if one was threatened, others actually were involved as well, helped make the conflict such a wide ranging and protracted one.  The advancement of industrialization which helped many nations produce the instruments and elements needed to fight wars helped to make war another reality, as well.

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Nationalism is being a strong supporter of your country's interests.

An alliance is an agreement that is made between two or more countries. When this happens they become allies. If a country was an ally and declared war it meant that you were in on the war as well.

Imperialism is when a country takes another country and makes that country follow their rules. By 1900, the British empire was very big. It extended over five continents. France was in control of a large portion of Africa. This caused a rivalry with Germany.

Militarism means that the military is given a high profile by the government. The European divide led to an arms race. Armies were getting larger and there was a battle for who was in control of the seas. The British introduced the "Dreadnought" which was a large battleship. The Germans followed suit with ships of their own.

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Nationalism is when you think that your kind of people is better than everyone else.  It helped lead to WWI because people of the same ethnic group (like Slavs) made alliances to oppose other groups.

Imperialism is when your country tries to go and take colonies.  This caused competition between countries for colonies.

Militarism is when you glorify and admire the military.  You start to think that they know best and that war is good.

Alliances are just deals between countries to help one another.  These helped expand the war because for example, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Serbia's allies jumped in and that made A-H's allies do the same.

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