This is a 34 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - A Preventable War. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The early years of the 20th century saw tremendous growth in Europe of both population and prosperity. With arts and culture flourishing, few believed a general war possible due to the peaceful cooperation required to maintain increasing levels of trade as well as technologies such as the telegraph and railroad. Despite this, numerous social, military, and nationalistic tensions ran beneath the surface. As the great European empires struggled to expand their territory, they were confronted with increasing social unrest at home as new political forces began to emerge.
Germany, under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck, united and looked forward to expansion. With Germany united, Bismarck began setting about to protect his newly formed empire from foreign attack. Aware that Germany's position in central Europe made it vulnerable, he began seeking alliances to ensure that its enemies remained isolated and that a two-front war could be avoided.
Many countries had the same ideals and formed many complicated alliances for mutual protection. As these alliances failed it created an environment of war that resulted in the Great War....a war that could did not have to happen.
The presentation covers the following:
Rise of Germany
Otto von Bismarck
Protecting the Empire
Quest for Power
Triple Entente v. Triple Alliances
Balkans Powder Keg
The First Balkan War
The Second Balkan War
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The July Crisis
War Is Declared
Britain’s Decision (2)
Chess Match Of Countries
The Dominoes Fall
End of Presentation
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