In 3 words, describe what you think ' power struggle' means.
POWER STRUGGLE : a situation in which two or more people, groups or countries are competing for control or influence
The European power struggle is a centuries-old conflict between different European countries and empires. It has had a huge impact on the world and is still relevant today.
European Power Struggle: A Historical Overview
Where do armies come from?
What effect do you think that the size of a country's population has on its ability to have a powerful army?
- Big Influence
- No influence
Look at the map of Europe. Do you think having a strong NAVY (lots of ships) was important if you wanted to be the most powerful in Europe?
- VERY IMPORTANT
- QUITE IMPORTANT
- NOT IMPORTANT
Do you think that having ALLIANCES makes countries more powerful or less powerful?
- MORE POWERFUL
- NOT SURE
- LESS POWERFUL
Brain break: Draw a giant octopus riding an elephant wearing a hat.
Look at the PPT I have posted in the Google Classroom. Complete the task - then be ready to report back here to post your results.
Which did you select as the most powerful country?
- Ottoman Empire
Which did you select as the most powerful alliance?
- Triple Entente (France/Britain/Russia)
- Triple Alliance - Central powers (Germany/Austro-Hungary/Italy)
How do you think that these alliances may have made war more likely?