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World War I

World War I






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World War I World War I Presentation Transcript

  • Reflection• "The war that will end all war." –H.G. Wells
  • World War IThe Beginnings
  • WWI• Known as “The Great War” or the “war to end all wars”
  • Seeds of Conflict• Economics – Britain, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia and Italy were trying to expand their empires• Nationalism – France wanted revenge on the Germans for the loss of land in the Franco-Prussian war (1870- 1871) – Austria- Hungary worried about Serbian activities in the Balkans
  • Seeds of Conflict• Militarism and Alliances – Militarism: policy of aggressive military preparedness – Alliance system: international combination of states • Otto von Bismarck created League of Three Emperors (1872) – Germany, Austria- Hungary and Russia • Italy joined the Austro- German alliance which became the Triple alliance
  • Seeds of Conflict • 1890’s Russia and France signed a secret military alliance in which they agreed to come to each others aid if attacked by Austria Hungary or Germany or both • 1904 Entente Cordiale between France and Britain – Russia and Britain solved issues and became the Triple Entente– Triple Entente vs. Triple Alliance
  • Outbreak of the War• June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand (Heir to the throne of Austria) went to Sarajevo, Bosnia – Planned to give the Slavs more equal role in the Austria-Hungarian government when he became emperor – Bomb got thrown at his motorcade, it missed, but injured a half a dozen people behind them – Eventually shot by 19 year old Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian student
  • Outbreak of the War• Gavrilo Princip was one of 7 Union of Death or Black Hand assassins lined up on the parade route• The Austrian- Hungarian leaders held the Serbians responsible for the assassination – Encouraged by the Germans to think like this • “blank check”
  • Ultimatum• July 23, 1914 Serbia couldn’t (or wouldn’t) accept the terms of interrogation about the assassination• July 28,1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia – Many European powers tried to stay out of the war • Russia acted first, with Germany saying to stay out, also told France not to interfere
  • War• August 1st, 1914 Germany declared war on Russia and two days later on France• Britain managed to stay neutral for a little while during negotiations – Didn’t make is apparent if they were going to support Russia and France• Germany marched into Luxemburg and demanded passage across Belgium
  • Britain’s Entry• Belgium was a neutral country• Belgium refused and asked Britain for help (August 3rd Germany invaded Belgium)• August 4th British had no choice but to declare war on Germany
  • Classwork• Using the map provided find and label (and color): Austria-Hungary Germany Britain France Russia Italy Belgium Luxemburg