POWDER KEG OF EUROPE• Started in The Balkans• The Spark was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.• Austria-Hungary and Serbia were the ﬁrst two countries involved in the war.
THE ALLIED VS CENTRAL• AlliedList: France, Britain, Russia, United States, Italy• CentralList: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria Green are Allied Powers; Yellow are Central; Grey are Neutral
THE SCHLIEFFIN PLAN• The Schliefﬁn Plan was the Germans strategic plan for victory if it ever had to ﬁnd itself ﬁghting on two fronts.
TOTAL WAR• Total War is where almost every aspect of life is diverted to it. Such as the men being sent to ﬁght and the home front being diverted to helping the soldiers.• The Stalemate was a word to describe the Trench Warfare and how it seemed like no one could win.• a form of occupied ﬁghting lines, consisting largely of trenches, in which troops are largely immune to the enemys small arms ﬁre and are substantially sheltered from artillery.
KEY BATTLES OF WWI• First Marne: Fought near Paris, France between the French and United Kingdom against Germany. The Allies won. It reset the stage of Trench Warfare.• Second Marne: Located near Paris, France. The Germans lost to France, Britain, Italy, and United States. It was Germanys last strong offensive..• Gallipoli: Located in the Ottoman Empire, German, The Ottomans, and Austria-Hungary beat The British, French, Australia, and New Zealand. It renewed ‘Turkey’s’ vision for the empire.• Somme: Located on the Somme River in France, Germany lost in a battle against every allied power except The United States. Germans had to retreat 40 miles.• Verdun: Located in Verdun, France. The French beat the Germans. It was a bad loss of a key strategic point for the Germans.
BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION•A political revolution and a part of the Russian Revolution of 1917.• Happened in 1917.• Resulted in Russia leaving World War One.
US ENTRY INTO THE WAR• Two reasons for entering was because people were pleading to help the Allied European countries and Germans sunk the passenger liner “RMS Lusitania”.• Entered April of 1917.• They fought with the Allies.• Woodrow Wilson was president.
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