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TENSION FACTORS PATROTISM: people were deeply patriotic and wanted their country to be the best . ARMS RACE. Germany, russia britain were building up lots of warships. WAR PLANS: in 1914 teh situation in europe was tense.Secret  alliances and the desire to grow empires had built up dangerous"climate of war". KAISER: germany had become very strongand its rivals were suspicious of their ruler Wilhelm II. COLONIAL EMPIRES: some european countries, such as france and britain, hadcreated large worldwide empires and had become very rich.ALLIANCES:in the years before the war, the nations of europe were constantly making alliances, germany with austria-hungary and italy in 1881, protect its other in the event they were attacked by france, italy made a secret alliance with france saying will not defend germany. Triple entente france britain and russia in 1907. THE OUTBREAK OF THE WAR SPARK: in 1914 archduke franz ferdinand heir to the throneof austria-hungary was assassinated in sarajevo by a serbian nationalist student. Austria-hungary declred war on serbia and serbia was supported by triple entente. PHASES OF THE WAR MOVEMENTS PHASE 1914: germany attacked belgium according to the plans repared  before schlieffen plan but the belgian army slowed them down, the british helped them, the russian attacked germany from eats. TRENCH WARFARE    1915-16 both sides dug trenches.The trench linesstreched from the belgian coast to switzerland.The land between the two sides was called No Man's Land. FINAL PHASE 1917-18: two decisive events, in october a revolution took place in russia and the new government signed a treaty with germany and pulled out of the war, the USA joined the british and french.The usa joined the war because U-Boats were sinking their supply ships

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