Causes of WWI and the Creation of the League of Nations

We’ve talked a lot about the M.A.I.N. causes of World War I – particularly:

MILITARISMALLIANCES – IMPERIALISM/INDUSTRIALISMNATIONALISM

and how those causes not only led to war but led some individuals to believe that there was a need to create an “international community” that would prevent atrocities from happening again.

The list below sums up the concepts we’ve already discussed in class and that you should be familiar with based on our discussions and activities.

  1. Militarism
  2. Alliances
  3. Imperialism/Industrialism
  4. Nationalism
  5. League of Nations
  6. International Community
  7. Nation
  8. State
  9. Collective Security
  10. Sovereignty

Here’s the video we saw in class on the Reasons why the League Failed:

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