This is a 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - July Crises of 1914. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The "July Crisis" actually spans the period from the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on 28 June 1914, to the general declaration of war in early August.
Elements within the Austro-Hungarian government had been itching to strike at Serbia during the immediate pre-war years, but had lacked a credible excuse to do so. Nationalist pan-Slav agitation within Serbia, and which Austria-Hungary suspected was encouraged by the Serbian government, served only to destabilize Austro-Hungarian influence in the Balkans.
Initial reaction to the news of war among the European populace was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, far more so than expected (particularly in Austria-Hungary, where the various nationalities came together in an unexpected show of patriotic unanimity).
The war was, by general, agreement, likely to be over by Christmas.
The presentation covers the following:
An Excuse for War
Pressing for War
Calculations for War
Germany’s “Blank Check”
An Ultimatum to Serbia
Month of Holidays
Mobilization of Armies
Germany Declares War on Russia
Ultimatum to Belgium
Britain Enters the War
Enthusiasm for War
End of Presentation
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