Militarism: is
a belief that it is necessary to have a military power to win a political and economic
advantages

After
1907, there was an increase in military influence on policy making

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This
could be reflected particularly in Germany and Russia

German
Army at this period was called a “State within the State”.

 

 

Alliances: is a agreement between two or
more countries to give each other a help if it is needed

 

·            
the six major powers of Europe were split
into two alliances that would form the two warring sides the Triple Entente and
Triple Alliance

·            
Britain, France, and
Russia joined the Triple
Entente

·            
Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy joined
in the Triple Alliance.

 

 

Imperialism: a situation in
which one country
has a lot of power or influence
over others, especially in
political  and economic
matters

 

·            
World War 1 was mainly caused
by Imperialism

·            
Imperialism needs manpower
such as an army and a navy for building an empire to conquer and keep the land
that they colonized.

 

 

nationalism: The belief that a people who share a common language,
history, and culture should constitute an independent nation, free of foreign
domination.

·            
Nationalism helped lead
to WWI because it caused conflict

·            
It was this pan-Slavic nationalism
that inspired the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June
1914, an event that led directly to the outbreak of World War I.