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  1. 1. The Great War Kylee Vandermoss Block 2 WELCOME Enjoy your visit
  2. 2. Cause of the Great War EXIT Trench warfare Imperialism Militarism Nationalism Alliances
  3. 3. Alliances forming partnership with other nations <ul><li>Central Powers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Germany, Ottoman, and Austria-Hungary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Britain, France, Russia, and U.S </li></ul></ul>Back to causes of world war 1
  4. 4. Militarism Building up a military <ul><li>The military was build up for two reason </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To protect their colonies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The used a mandatory draft to accomplish this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This meant when young boys turned 18 they automatically had to enter the was, unless they had major health issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Russia had the largest army, Germany had the best trained, and Britain had the largest navy </li></ul>Back to causes of world war 1
  5. 5. Imperialism Competing for colonies <ul><li>European nation were competing for the land </li></ul><ul><li>The Europeans believe the “bigger the better” </li></ul><ul><li>That’s why they wanted the land, to expanded there country </li></ul>Back to causes of world war 1
  6. 6. Nationalism Pride in your country <ul><li>Pan-German movement was the hope to unite all German speaking people </li></ul><ul><li>Pan-Slavic movement was the hope to unite all Slavic(russia) speaking people </li></ul><ul><li>It was hard to do this because 95% speak Slavic, but yet again it was controlled by the Germans. This means know one new what to do. </li></ul>Back to causes of world war 1
  7. 7. Trench warfare Why did the U.S join More information (click )
  8. 8. Trench Warfare to protect their position <ul><li>At night supplies were brought in and scouts were sent out </li></ul><ul><li>At down/dusk attacks came: shoot from the top of the trenches, then fighter hoped over at ran to attack </li></ul><ul><li>Had to go thought barbwire, and machineguns </li></ul><ul><li>Problems in the trenches; body rot, mud, rats, smells, cold, staying dry, maggots, lice, and many diseases </li></ul>Back
  9. 9. EXIT Why did the U.S join U.S in WW1 More information (click )
  10. 10. Why the U.S joined WW1 <ul><li>Sinking of Lusitania </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was a passenger ship that was secretly caring ammunitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Germans submarine sunk the ship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,198 passengers died and 128 of them were Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President Wilson demanded that the Germans apologize and pay for the damage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unrestricted submarine warfare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sussex plead: Germany promised not to sick merchant ships without first warning them and rescuing passengers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 1917 Germany is defeating Russia on the eastern front, they want a quick victory on the western front. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To do this the are unrestricted submarine warfare: sinking all ship headed towards allied nations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zimmerman note </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zimmerman was a German official </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He sent a letter to Mexico asking them to attack the United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In exchange he promised that Germany would aid them in retraining some of the land that we took from them . </li></ul></ul>Back
  11. 11. The U.S in WW1 Treaty of Versailles More information (click ) U.S uniforms
  12. 12. U.S at war <ul><li>General perishing led U.S troops </li></ul><ul><li>By 1917 Germany controlled: Belgium, Italy, and North France </li></ul><ul><li>1918 Russia has a revolution and they dropped out of war: now Germany can concentrate on the western front. </li></ul><ul><li>By July 1918 the U.S had one million troops in the war </li></ul><ul><li>We Cut off the German rail line which supply their troops </li></ul><ul><li>We attacked through the Argonne forest, it takes U.S 47 day and 1.2 million soldiers, but we cut of their supplies </li></ul><ul><li>By October 1918 German lines are crumbling </li></ul><ul><li>In November the allies have capture the high grounds and Germany surrenders </li></ul><ul><li>The 11 th hour, the 11 th day, of the 11 th month in 1918 the Great War ends! </li></ul>Back
  13. 13. EXIT Treaty of Versailles More information (click )
  14. 14. Treaty of Versailles <ul><li>Create new countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Russia, Poland, Finland, Latria, Lithuania, and Estonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Austria-Hungary: Austria, Hungary, Czech, Yugoslavia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ottoman empire: divided up between the allies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Punished Germany </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must take full responsibly for the war </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay for the war, 33 billion dollars. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create the league of nations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization of countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to maintain peace and stability </li></ul></ul>Back