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World War I - Freshman Year (9th Grade)

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militarism
the policy of gloryfying military power & keeping an army prepared for war
Triple Alliance
an alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy
Kaiser Wilhelm
ruler of Germany, & forced Bismarck to resign
Triple Entente
Didn't bind Britain to fight with Russia but it did almost certainly ensue that Britain wouldn't...
What were 3 forces @ work that helped set the stage for war.
1 force was the growth of nationalism, or a deep devotion to ones country. 2- imperialsim....
What event help set in motion WWI?
The killing of the heir to the Austro- Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife...
Central Powers?
Germany & austria- Hungary. Known as this because of their location in Europe. Bulgaria...
Allies?
Great Britain, France, and Russia. Joining later would be Japan, Italy, and eventually the...
Western Front
A deadlock Region in northern France..... Fighting zone on the Franco- Germany Border
Schlieffen Plan
Germany's plan to attack France , then Russia because they were slow
Trench Warfare
parrallel trenches to protect themeselves from enemy. Soldiers fought each other from these...
Eastern Front
was a stretch of battlefield along the German & Russian border ( and part of Austria- Hungary)
What were some of the conditions that soldiers in trenches had to face? Characteristics?
Life in trenches was pure misery. Mud was everywhere, rats swarmed, and fresh food was nonexistent....
What factors contributed to Russia's war difficulties?
Russia was not yet an industrialized country. The army was continually short on food, guns,...
Uunrestricted submarine warefare
policy German's made: their submarines would sink w/o warning any ship in the waters around...
total war
countries devote all their rescources to the war effort
rationing
system: people could buy only small amounts of those items that were also needed for the war...
propaganda
governments used one-sided info designed to persude, to keep up moral and support for the war
armistice
Germany and France met, sighned this, an agreement to stop fighting
What was a factor that prompted The U.S. to join the war w/ the allies
Geman's sunk a ship that had U.S. citizens on it
What role did woment play in the war?
Women replaced men in factories, offices, and shops
what was the significance of the Second Battle of Marne
The Central Powers began to crumble. It prompted armistice.
September 1914
Alliies stopped Germans from entering France
How many miles of Trenches?
500 miles
Germans tried to get _______, France
Verdun, though Verdun was saved
year 1915
Allies plannes to pull germans apart (military wise)
countries make alliances because...
-because of common enemy -religion -economic ties -neighbors -pick the better of 2 evils
disadvantages and advanteges of an alliance
-safety -stronger economy -confusing -forced to be with others you may not like
Causes of war
-industialization ~weapons better ~created a feeling of superiority -Imperial Tensions ~Europe...
othere peoples torn by ethnic tensions
The Slavic
Woodrow Wilson
Part of the Bif 4- represented U.S>
Georges Clemenceau
Part of big 4 - represented France
Fourteen Points
Series of peace proposels. they outlined a plan for achieving a just and lasting peace... written...
self-determination
guiding idea for 14 points, this meant allowing people to decide for themselves under what...
Treaty of Versailles
between Germany and the Allied powers
League of Nations
Treaty of V. created this. The league was to be an international association whose goal would...
What was the "war guilt" clause in the Traty of V. ?
Article 231, it placed sole responsibility for the war on germany's shoulders
When and who people atacked 1st to last
Austria - Hungary atacked serbia Russia attacked Austria Hungary Germany attacked France,...
Fronts-
Western Front Eastern Front Balkan Front Italian Front
New Weopons
-Machine Gun -Artillery (got better than in past) -Weopons of the Industrial age ~75 types...
U.s. declared war on germany in
1917
The U.s wasnt for german win because
The u.s. economically waged much money on britain winning that if germany won the u.s. stock...
Russia withdraws from war because
due to related shortages of food and fuel
# of dead and wounded after war
8.5 million died 21 milliion wounded
Allies who had most deaths from 1st to last
1-Russian Empire 2-France 3-British empire 4-italy 5-serbia 6-romania 7-U.S. (2%) 8-...
Central power deaths?
1-germany 2Austriahungary 3-Ottoman Empire 4-Bulgaria
some of the 14 points
-league of nations -no secret treaties -lessen military/navy -end colonialism -freedom...
why did france, italy, and britain not like 14 points
france pissed because the war was fought in france nand wanted to make germany pay.  italy...
Why did Italy and U.S. leave first? (in treaty of V.)
italy didnt get what they wanted u.s. leftwith no peace of justice (didnt get what they wanted)
what was the treaty of v do
attempted to humiliate and cripple germany wanted security against future german aggression.
name 5 points of treaty
-no navy -army with no mare than 100,000 soldiers -return land to france -guilt clause -league...
how did the traty affect germany
damaged germany economically, militarily, and hurt their pride. fueled another world war, allowed...
what happend to europe after war?
changed countries borders, new countries pop up
did the u.s. sighn the treaty
no

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