Revolution, Liberalism, and Nationalism in Europe, 1789-1914
The Origins of World War I
II. Long-range Causes of the War, 1871-1914.A. The Unification of Italy and Germany.III. Creation of the Major Alliance Systems, 1871-1907.
B. Loss of Flexibility Within the European State-System.
C. Nationalism: Great Power and Ethnic Varieties.
D. Imperialistic Conflicts and Aggressive Nationalism.
E. Acceptance of a Philosophy of Struggle.
F. New Weapons and Arms Races.A. The Triple Alliance (1882).IV. Testing and Solidification of the Alliance Systems, 1907-1914.
B. The Triple Entente (1907).A. Crises in the Balkans, 1908-1914.V. The July Crisis, 28 June 1914-28 July 1914.
B. The Moroccan Crises.
C. The Balkan Wars, 1912-1913.A. Assassination of Franz Ferdinand, 28 June 1914.VI. How a Balkan Crisis Became a World War, 28 July-4 August 1914.
B. The "Blank Check," 5-6 July 1914.
C. Austria's Ultimatum to Serbia.
D. The Austria Declaration of War, 28 July 1914.
VII. Conclusion: The Matter of War Guilt.
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