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Giattino - U6-1

GIattino - Section 1 - WWI

Militarism Glorifying Military Power Keeping a large standing army prepared for war Arms race for military technology
European Imperialism European competition for colonies Quest for colonies often almost led to war Imperialism led to rivalry and mistrust amongst European nations
Alliance System Designed to keep peace in Europe, instead pushed continent towards war Many Alliances made in secret By 1907 two major alliances: Triple Alliance and Triple Entente
Central Powers Germany Austria-Hungary Ottoman Empire
Allied Powers England, France, Russia, United States, Italy, Serbia, Belgium, Switzerland
Short-Term Cause June 28th 1914 Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
New Technology The Machine Gun,Trench Warfare, Chemical Weapons, The U-boat (Submarine, Airpower, Flame Throwers, Grenade Launchers, Tanks,
Russia Exits the War In March 1917, Nicholas II abdicates his throne, The Russian Duma continues to fight. In October 1917: Lenin and the Bolsheviks take command: The Soviet Union is created. March 1918: Soviets and Germans sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, ending the w
US Road to WWI May 7th 1915 Sinking of the Lusitania Zimmerman Note
Treaty of Versailles War Guilt Clause Break up of German, Austrian, Russian and Ottoman Empire Reparations Legacy of bitterness and betrayal
Balfour Declaration [1917] Jewish Zionist aspirations The establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,
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