First World War

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The Armed Peace (1905-1914)



The Alliance System before the War



Due to violent unrest in the south of
Morocco, Berlin sent a warship to Agadir
port to "protect" the German subjects



The Conflict in the
Balkans






Expenses in defence (millions of pounds)
Years
Expenses in warships (million of pounds)


Years

On 28th June, the archduke Ferdinand
along with his wife are assassinated in
Sarajevo by a Bosnian student who was
connected to nationalist Serbian cells.
Austria-Hungary was convinced by the
Germans to declare war against Serbia
in order to stop the Serbian ambitions
over the Balkans. The day, 28th July.



The Great War (1914-1918)






Initial enthusiasm
for war and
patriotism



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