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Ch 17 sec 2

  1. 1. WWI
  2. 2. • Both sides felt the war would be over quickly
  3. 3. Germany’s Plan • Called the Schlieffen Plan – Attack Paris first, then concentrate on Russia – Go through neutral Belgium to get to France – Belgium refused – Germany went anyway – This brought Britain into the war on the side of the Allies
  4. 4. Stalemate • The loss of large numbers of troops without major gains on either side • Resulted in trench warfare
  5. 5. New weapons and equipment for WWI • British developed the tank
  6. 6. • Germans developed poison gas
  7. 7. • Germans used zeppelins.
  8. 8. Airplanes
  9. 9. • German’s had the submarine. • Also called a U-boat
  10. 10. Trench Life
  11. 11. Trench Foot
  12. 12. Total War • War in which all the resources of a country are devoted to destroying the enemy
  13. 13. • Germany helped Vladimir Lenin to power in exchange for a peace treaty with Russia • Germany now had one less enemy to fight
  14. 14. • US declared war on April 6, 1917
  15. 15. Paris Peace Conference • Wrote the Treaty of Versailles which ended the war – Germany was blamed for the war – Had to pay reparations (payment for damages) to France and Britain – Germany had it’s military drastically cut
  16. 16. Cost of War • 10,000,000 men died in battle • 26,000,000 were wounded or missing in action • 10,000,000 civilian deaths • About 15,000 people died for each day of the war • $350,000,000,000 in damages

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