World War 1 Museum Next Room Hi, my name is Bob. And I am your tour guide for the day..
Nationalism-Pride in your country
Imperialism-Competing for colonies
Militarism- Building up the military
Alliances-Forming partnership with each others nation
Causes of World War 1
Pan-German Movement- The hope to unite all German speaking people
Pan-Slavic Movement- The hope to unit all Slavic speaking people
They believed that “bigger is better”
Military was built for two reason:
1) to protect their colonies
2) peer pressure
They used mandatory draft to get a bigger army.
To protect positions and cut down on losses both side made trenches.
Even though they may have thought that the trenches would prevent a lot of other problems. It caused many other problems in the trenches.
Problems: Mud Rats, smell, body rot, staying dry, maggots, lice and disease.
Why the US entered WWI Sinking of the Lusitania
There are many reasons why the US entered WWI and one of them was the Sinking of the Lusitania. There were many passengers aboard, although they were secretly carrying explosives. There were 1,198 passengers that died and many of them were Americans.
The Sussex pledge was were Germany promised that they would let merchant ships know before they sank them. So they could save and rescue more people.
Why the US entered WWI Unrestricted submarine warfare
US in WW1
The war took 27 days and $ 1.2 million dollars.
The 11 th hour, the 11 th day of the 11 th month in 1918 the war ended.
General Pershing led the US troops.
Treaty of Versailles
Russia created Poland and Finland and many other countries.
Austria created Hungary, Czech and Yugoslavia.
Ottoman Empire divided up between the allies.
They punished Germany and then they had to take full responsibility for fixing it.