The Growth of Imperialism
• European nations wanted to compete for colonies.
• “ Bigger means Better.”
• Areas that caused conflict where Russia because of their
size, Bosnia, Alsace and Corrine.
In World War 1 and in pretty much every war countries will
use Militarism to build up there army and prepare for war.
It this war there where many nationalistic people that supported their
country and there were also many that didn’t understand why we where
In World War 1 there where four main alliances, they were
Great Britain, France, Russia and the U.S.
To go against the four alliances there are 3 main alliances in
World War 1, they are Germany, Austria-Hungry and the
In the trenches there where many problems, one of the problems was
there was TONS of rats and they would steal food and feed on dead
Trenches where used in many ways such as to protect themselves . The two enemies
would be around a 100 yards away and set u zig zagging trenches so that artillery strikes
where harder to hit them. Also in the middle of the two trenches was a place called the
“no mans land” which no body went there because they would have to cross 100 open
stretch dodging bullets.
When a solider lived in the trenches, it was a hard life. A life
of being wet all the time, rats all over, the stench of dead
bodies. Also it was hard because they would be in them for
months at a time.
Sinking of the Lusitania
The German sunk the Lusitania killing 1,198 passengers and out of that 1,198
people that died 128 were Americans. They sunk it because they believed
there are ammunition aboard. After that P. Wilson demanded money and an
apologies to the Americans who died.
Unrestricted Sub Warfare
The Germans in used subs to destroy many ships. Finally they signed the
Sussex Pledge which stated they would not sink merchant ships, but still
the Germans went on to destroy ships.
The Germans sent a telegraph to Mexico telling them to attack the US
and if they won the War they would grant Mexico some of Americas land
like the South-West.
General Pershing led the U.S troops in World War 1. At this time
the Germans controlled Belgium, Italy and Northern France.
Also now Russia is dropping out of the war.
In 1918 the U.S had 1 million troops in the war. We also cut off German
rail lines which supply were not getting to the Germans. When we
attacked Argonne Forest in took us 47 days and 1.2 million men to cut
World War 1 Ends!
In November the Allies captured the high grounds in Germany. On the
11th hour, 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the war ended!
New Nations were created
After World War 1 many new nations were created such as Finland,
Latria, Lithuania and Estonia. There were also many others.
Germans take full responsibility
The Germans were to take full responsibility for the war. They had to pay
33 billion dollars to the allies, but could only pay 4.5 billion. Also they
took away many of Germanys colonies.
League of Nations Created
The League of Nations was created to stop future wars.