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European Unit 4

Prince Henry helped Portugal in the 1400s by providing money to study navaigation, build boats, and take voyages along coast of Africa
Reasons for European Exlporation sea route to Asia, find riches, knowledge, build empire, spread Christianity, natural resources
Italy dominated European trade with Asia
Christopher Columbus watned to discover short cut to Asia from Spain in 1492 but landed in Bahamas
colonialism policy by which a nation maintains or extends its control over foreign land and people
imperialism establishing political or economical control over other countries by building empires for military and trade advantage. Empire building in Africa and Asia contributed to the outbreak of WW I
nationalism strong devotion to national intersts, unity , and independence
militarism policy of maintaing a strong military and an aggresive preparedmess for war
alliances a union of nations to promote common interests and provide protection against enemies
central powers ww I (triple alliance) Germany, Ottoman Empire, Austria, Itay(joined Allies later)
allies (triple entente) Britain, France, Russia, Italy (later)
world war I begins Archduke Ferdinand of Austria is shot and killed in June 1914 by a man from Serbia
world war I begins Austria attacks Serbia. alliances of these two countries joined in
Events that lead the US to enter the war money loaned to Allies the us might loose
Events that lead the US to enter the war Germany vows to sink all ship in British waters
Events that lead the US to enter the war Sinking of the Lusitania British ship with 128 Americans killed
Events that lead the US to enter the war Zimmerman Telegram - Us intercepts note from Germany to Mexico asking them to attack US, promises Mexico TX, NM,AZ
US declares war on Germany April 6, 1917
Russian Revolution 1917, starvation and poverty lead to overthrow of Czar Nicholas and a civil war
Results of Russian Revolution new government(communist)Lenin,Stalin withdrew from WW I in 1918 sign peace treaty with Germany
End of WW I Allies defeated Germany in 1918
Treaty of Versailles June 1919 offically ends the war
Treaty of Versailles punished Germany, blamed them for the war and they had to pay reparations, no military for Germany, set up democratic nations took land from Germany, League of Nations created
Created by: allison2561