The Day That Shook The World (1975): WWI Chain Reaction
  • World History → World War I → Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • World History → World War I → Outbreak of the War

This clip explains how World War I came to be a global war after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia for the assassination, and each country's allies declare war on the opposing countries.

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  1. Which countries are on Austria-Hungary's side? Which countries are Serbia's allies?
  2. How did the alliance system contribute to the breakout of World War I?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and impact of World War I. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the importance of imperialism, nationalism, militarism, and the alliance system in causing ...

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