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world war 1

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what date did world war 1 start 28 July 1914
what date did world war 1 end 11 November 1918
How many Australian soldiers died during WW1? approx 60,00
WW1 is also known as the _______ war great
What do we call the day we celebrate each year to mark the end of WW1? Remembrance day
What date is Remembrance day celebrated on each year? Remembrance day is on the 11 of novmeber
Who was assassinated in 1914 that lead to the beginning of WW1? Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Where is Victoria’s main memorial site and what is it called? the shrine of remembrance in Melbourne
What date was the assassination? 28th of June 1914
Who assassinated the heir to the Austro- Hungarian throne? Gavrilo princip
How did people view war in early 1914? as a good thing, as an adventure
What is conscription? that you have to go to war
What is an arms race? it was a race to see who had the most weapons
Why was Europe described as a “powder keg waiting for a spark to ignite an explosion’ in 1914? The powder keg "exploded" causing the First World War, which began with a conflict between imperial Austria-Hungary and Pan-Slavic Serbia.
What is nationalism? identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations.
What is imperialism? a policy of extending a country's power and influence through colonisation, use of military force, or other means.
What is an alliance? An alliance is an agreement made by two or more parties to secure common goals and to defend the other party in case of war
Why are alliances good? They were formed to prevent war and to maintain a balance of power. But one event could lead up to a huge conflict.
What problem might countries face when they are in an alliance with other countries that go to war? they have to go to the war as well
Who was apart of the triple alliance? secret agreement between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy formed in May 1882
Why was the triple alliance formed? The objective of the alliance was to encourage co-operation against the perceived threat of Germany.
Who was apart of the triple Entente? three nations of the Triple Entente where France, Russia, and Great Britain
Why was the triple entente formed? they feared the growth in the German Army
In 1914 why was there so much tension in the Balkans? Which countries had the biggest problem with each other?
What does an ultimatum mean? when you force someone into picking between two things instead of having both
What gave Austria an excuse to declare war on Serbia? The immediate reason for Austria's ultimatum was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, Bosnia on June 28
On what date did Britain enter the war? Why did they enter the war? Britain and France declare war on Germany. On September 3, 1939, in response to Hitler's invasion of Poland
Why did Australia enter the war? because the allied with great Britain
WW1 was fought between how many main groups of countries? It grew into a war involving 32 countries
Who was apart of the Allies? The Allies included Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the United States
Who was apart of the central powers? The Central Powers consist of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire
There were two ‘fronts’ in Europe. What were they called? the West Front and Eastern Front
Who was Germany fighting on the Western front? Germany was fighting Britain, Belgium and France and later the USA
Who was Germany fighting on the Eastern front? Germany was fighting the Soviet Union
Why did Germany’s plan to attack France on the western front fail in 1914?
What is a u-boat? it was a german submarine
What does it mean to ‘enlist’? to join the army
Why did Australian soldiers enlist? Australians had an image of themselves as tough pioneers
What does ANZAC stand for? Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
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