The Road to World War 1

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European Believes

1850

Until 1850, liberals believed that if European states were organized along national lines, these states could create a peaceful Europe.

Tripe Alliance

1882

Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed the Triple Alliance in 1882.

Armies Expanded

1890 - 1914

Because of the conscription, armies expanded significantly between 1890 and 1914.

Triple Entente

1907

France, Great Britain, and Russia created the Triple Entente in 1907.

Tension rose

1908

Tensions rose in 1908 when Austria annexed the Ottoman province of Bosnia.

Military Draft

1914

In the years before 1914, conscription, a military draft, had been established as a regular practice in the west.

Serbia

1914

By the 1914, Serbia, supported by Russia, was determined to create a large, independent Slavic state in Balkans.