Part I - Causes of World War I; This PowerPoint covers the underlying causes of the GREAT WAR including Militarism, the Alliance System, Imperialism, and Nationalism. It explores the major alliances and their origins including the Allies (Triple Entente) and the Central Powers (Triple Alliance). The SPARK, or the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary, is included. This is a wonderful presentation to launch your World War I unit. It is filled with photos, maps, political cartoons, and notes that can be reproduced. It is the first of many World War I PowerPoints to be uploaded. You may adapt it to fit your teaching style and those of your students.