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Cianci- BURNS


Balkan Peninsula runs west from Constantinople to the Adriatic
The Second Moroccan Crisis, 1911 emphasized the French and British need for mutual support
Germany 1907 built its firstt dreadnought(battleship Britain launched in 1906)
Germany 1908 passed another navel law that accelerated the challenge to British naval supremacy
Italy 1911 attacked th Ottoman Empire to preempt the French and forced Turkey to cede Libya and the Dodecanese Islands
Ottoman Empire 1912 attacked and beaten by Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia
June 28, 1914 young Serbian nationalist shot and killed Archduke Francis Ferdinand(heir to Austrian thrown) and his wife
the assassin was a member of a conspiracy hatched by this political terrorist society Union or Death, better known as Black Hand
Conrad von Hotzendorf (1852-1925) chief of Austrian general staff; urged an attack on Serbia
Count Stefan Tisz (1861-1942) Austro-Hungarian foreign minister; felt the need for strong action but knew German supportwould be required if Russia opted to protect Serbia
WIlliam II and Chancelloer Theobold von Bethmann-Hollweg (1856-1921) readily promised German support for an attack on Serbia; it's been said that they gave Austria a "blank check"
Austria Germany's only ally when the Triple Entente was growing closer and more powerful
Sigmund Freud "My whole libido goes out to Austria-Hungary"
Count Alfred von Schlieffen (1833-1913) chief of German general staff from 1891 to 1906
Battle of the Marne in September 1914 British and French were able to stop the German advance on Paris
1916 British introduced the tank,which eventually proved to be the answer to the machine gun
Erich Ludendorff (1865-1937) junior German officer; under the command of the ederly general, destroyed or captured an entire Russian army at the battle and defeated another at the lakes
name the general Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934)
name the battle Battle of Tannenberg
name the lakes Masurian Lakes
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) first lord of the British admiralty; proposed to attack the Dardanelles and capture Constantinople
General Erich von Falkenhayn (1861-1922) succeeded Moltke in September 1914; attacked the French stronghold of Verdun
Henri Petain (1856-1951) commander of Verdun; became a national hero; responsible for "They shall not pass"
President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) warned Germany that a repetition would have grave consequences
March 1917 Russia problem was resolved by a revolution that overthrew tzarist government
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