World War I 1914 - 1918Taylor MeyerHonors World HistoryDecember 5, 2012Period 5
The “Powder Keg of Europe” World War I It startedstarted in Balkans. because Archduke Franz Austria-Hungary Ferdinand was and Serbia were the heir to the the ﬁrst to Austria- countries at war. Hungary crown but got assassinated.
The Allies vs. The Central Powers Allies:Central Powers: Great Britain Germany GermanyAustria-Hungary FranceOttoman Empire Russia Bulgaria Italy Serbia Romania
The Schlieffen Plan This was the German General’s plan.It was a strategic plan for a victory in a possible future war against France and Russia.
The Total War Total war: a war that has no Trench warfare was the ﬁrst restrictions war to dig trenches and use against them for protection. weapons, territory, or people. Stalemate: asituation where there is little movement.
Key Battles of WWI 1st Marne: 2nd Marne: - Was fought on the Marne River. - Fought on Marne River. - The French and Britain fought against - Germany was trying to advance on Paris. Germany. - The French beat the Germans. - It was important because it would - It was the ﬁrst sign of the ending of WWI. have been bad if Germany would have won and taken control. Somme: - Fought along the Somme river - France and Britain were ﬁghting against the Germans. - Germany withdrew from the battle. - A lot of people died. Gallipoli:- British and French were ﬁghting against theOttoman Empire. Verdun:- The Ottoman Empire fought off the French and - Fought in Verdun, France.British. - Between the French and German Empire.- It was important because if they had taken over - The French won the battle.then Russia would be supplied with everything they - If the Germans took over Verdun, it was awanted to. straight shot to Paris.
Bolshevik RevolutionIt took place in 1917. It was the overthrow of the Russian government. It did not end Russia’s involvement in WWI.
US Entry Into The War•Woodrow wilson ---> isolationism •Zimmerman telegram •Americans felt an obligation to help their European bros against the savage germans •Lusitania sunk by germans