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  1. 1. World War I Allies Central Powers Great Britain Germany France Austria-Hungary Russia Ottoman Empire United States
  2. 2. Germany’s Punishment Having to accept full responsibility Germany was forced to reduce its armed forces and had to pay the allies $33 billion. German colonies’ and coal fields’ were also taken away as punishment for the war.
  3. 3. Effects of WWI Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia , Poland, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia were created after the war. The League of Nations was established at the end of the war to maintain world stability.
  4. 4. RAAARRRR!!!!!
  5. 5. Alliances Countries forming partnerships with each other help to form the building blocks of WWI.
  6. 6. Nationalism Pride in one’s nation in the 1920’s was popular but also was a main cause for The Great War
  7. 7. Imperialism European nations wanted more land and competed for colonies. They bigger the country the better it was.
  8. 8. Militarism Countries with strong militaries easily controlled undevolped nations. Large militaries needed resources and land.
  9. 9. Stairs
  10. 10. Map of Alliances and Central Powers
  11. 11. Challenges of the Trenches The attacks from the enemies artillery would come from dawn to dusk. Attacking was a difficult task due to the enemies’ barbwire and machine guns.
  12. 12. Problems In the Trenches Mud, rats, trench foot, maggots, lice, disease, and the cold are all problems soldiers of World War I faced in the trenches.
  13. 13. Trench Warfare Trenches were built in order to protect a side’s position and cut down on human loss.
  14. 14. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare The Germans used unrestricted submarine warfare to sink all ships headed towards the Allies nations to have a quick victory on the western front. To help assure the Germans would not attack merchant ships without warning the Germans promised the Sussex Pledge.
  15. 15. Zimmerman Note A note from an ambassador of Germany was sent to Mexico asking the Mexican government to attack the United States. In exchange the Germans promised they would aid the Mexicans in retrieving some of the land that the US took from the Mexicans.
  16. 16. Sinking of Lusitania The United States was outraged to hear about a passenger boat carrying 100 children and 128 Americans sink because of a German U- Boat that thought that the Lusitania was carrying ammunition and attacked it.
  17. 17. Strand the Germans Americans cut off the German rail lines and attacked through the Argonne Forest. It took 47 days and 1.2 soldiers to completely cut off all of German supplies.
  18. 18. War Over German lines begin to crumble by October of 1918. By November the allies have captured the high and Germany surrenders. On the 11th hour, 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the war ends.
  19. 19. US in WWI General Pershing was the leader of the US troops. There were 1 million soldiers in the United States by July 1918.

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