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World War I Review

World War I vocab and events review

Militarism The build up and mobilization of a military
The Black Hand A Serbian secret society
League of Nations All countries working together in order to keep peace
Central Powers The alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary
Armistice An agreement to end fighting
Neutrality A foreign policy where a country will refuses to enter into fighting
Treaty of Versailles The agreement that ended WWI and became a cause of WWII
Trench Warfare A new style of combat used during WWI to reduce casualties
Total War Using all of a countries resources for the war effort
Propaganda Material or info spread in order to advance a cause or damage an opponent’s
What are the Main causes of WWI? Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, Nationalism
How was militarism a cause of the war? The buildup and glorification of armies near each other caused tension along borders
How were Alliances a cause of the war? Alliances pulled countries into a conflict between a colony (serbia) and its mother country (Austria-Hungary) causing it to become a world war.
How was Imperialism a cause for the war? Imperialism led to increased competition and tension between major European Powers as they tried to obtain new colonies
How was Nationalism a cause for the war? Nationalism caused Serbia and the Balkan states to try and obtain independence leading to the assassination of Franz Ferdinand
What was the immediate cause of WWI? The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
What were two reasons the US entered WWI? There are many reasons Sinking of the Lusitania, Sinking citizen boats, stopping goods from entering England, The Zimmerman Telegram.
How did the war create a situation in Russia that allowed for the Bolsheviks to have a revolution? The casualty rate caused the people of Russia to resent the czar and look for means of getting rid of him. The Bolsheviks promised "Peace, Land, and Bread" to the starving masses
Why did the US not become a member of the League of Nations? Congress did not want to get involved in European Alliances
What were three of the penalties put on Germany in the treaty of Versailles? Blame for the war, reparations, no military buildup.
Why was the Balkan region referred to as the “Powder Keg of Europe” prior to World War I? Nationalistic and Imperialistic rivalries were increasing
The major impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany was that the treaty led to an increase in Germany’s desire to regain its power and prestige
What was some of the technology created during WWI chemical weapons, tanks, planes, gas masks, machine guns
what were some of the problems facing soldiers fighting in the trenches disease, trenchfoot, rats, etc.
what was the name of the area between trenches called no man's land
what country had the highest percentage of casualties during WWI? Austria-Hungary
what was the organization that Gavrilo Princip belonged to The black Hand
Who shot Franz Ferdinand Gavrilo Princip
Who was president of the US during WWI Woodrow Wilson
What did Japan gain after WWI Honor and notoriety as a powerhouse in the Pacific
What empires no longer existed after WWI The Ottomon Empire and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire
What was the Armenian Massacre The Turks tried to kill all people of Armenian decent
What were the long term effects of WWI women got the right to vote, European depression, end of empires, new countries
How did the treaty of Versailles create a situation in Germany that allowed Hitler to rise to power left animosity towards the president, starvation, people needed hope and Hitler gave it to them.
Created by: mrgates