Setting the Stage At the turn of the 20th Century, the nations of Europe had been largely at peace with one another for nearly 30 years. This was no accident. Efforts to outlaw war and achieve a permanent peace had been gaining momentum by the late 1800s. By 1900, hundreds of peace organizations helped keep peace and met frequently from 1843 to 1907. However, yet in little more than a decade a massive war would engulf Europe and spread across the globe.
1. Work Time: Industrial Inventions and Inventors (due tomorrow)
2. Rising Tensions in Europe
a. The Rise of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Militarism. Students will define and examine how
each of the mentioned terms will lead Europe into war.
b. Tangled Alliances. Students will list and identify the alliances that were created at the turn of
the 20th century.
c. WWI #1 (attachment)
a. Identify the political and military forces at work in Europe in the late 1800s
b. List the countries that made up the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente