“Powder Key of Europe” Austria-Hungary was ware it all started. With the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Austria- Hungary declared war on Serbia.
Allies vs. Central PowersCentral AlliesPowers RussiaGermany GreatOttoman BritainEmpire FranceItaly--> Italy
The Schlieffen PlanIt was a way toconfront a two waywar.Germany wantedto try to take outFrance in 6 weeks,then Russia thenext 6 weeks.
Total WarTotal War is when everyone in thecountry is ﬁghting for the war that ishappeningTrench warfare is when the army dugtrenches to stand/lay in to attacktheir enemies.Stalemate refers to Trench warfare inWWI. Both sides used this style, butneither side was wining or loosing.
Key Battles1st Marne: 5-12 September 1914,German army advancing throughBelgium and northern France, it caused panic in the French Army whorushed from Paris to halt attack and the Germans were stopped.2nd Marne: July 15th, 1918, The Germans pushing again, attacked theFrench Army. On 20th July the Germans began to withdraw, back toware they had began.Gallipoli: on the peninsula of Gallipoli, turks and alliess, turks won,considered one of the greatest victories of the turks and huge failuresof the alliesSomme: On the Somme River France battled Germany. The Allieswon, but it was a major loss for both sidesVerdun: Verdun-ser-meuse, Germany against France,and France won.It is known as the greatest battle and lengthiest war in WWI
Bolshevik Revolution The Bolshevik Revolution was the overthrow of the Russian government, which took place in the fall of 1917, on October 25th. It weakened the Russian part in the battle because people didn’t want to support the war, and the government needed to drop out and control their our country.
US entry into the War Two reasons why the US entered the war were, the sinking of the Lusitania, and pressure from worried citizens. April 6, 1917, Woodrow Wilson We were with the Allies
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