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World War I
stats: world war 1 included, 3 continents, 31 countries, 65 mill soldiers, 37 casualties, 91,198 deaths by gas, 6395 allied and neutral ships lost, 186.3 bill financial loss.
Some causes include, industrial revolution, militarism (Germany), nationalism(Serbia), alliancism(triple alliance).
Immediate Cause: assassination of archduke Francis Ferdinand by gavrilo princip, June 28th, 1914
escalation: after the archduke was killed, a series of events was set in motion, to change the world.
A-H(Austria- Hungary) declared was on Serbia
Russia mobilized to aid Serbia.
Germany aids A-H, declares was on Russia.
France mobilizes to aid Russia.
Germany declares war on France.
Germany invades Belgium
UK declares was on Germany.
OE(ottoman empire) mobilizes to aid Germany and A-H
9)Italy joins France, UK, and Russia.
Bulgaria joins OE, Germany, ad AH
US joins Italy, France, UK, and Russia.
Weapons: Blimps,airplanes,long range artillery, gas, ships,tanks, submarines.
Triple Entente: hold back the Germans, prolong the war, have a naval blockade in place.
Triple alliance: concentrate on the western front, conquer France, avoid 2 front war, use unrestricted submarine warfare.
Fighting fronts: the western front was between France and Germany, the Italian front was between Australia, Hungary, and Italy. The eastern Front was between Russia and Germany, Germany wanted to avoid fighting on more than one front.
Important strategies of WWI: 2 powerful groups called alliances were created. The central powers were led by Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey. Many Americans who had come from Germany favored the Central Powers. The Allied powers were led by Great Britain, France, and Russia. Those who had come from Great Britain rooted for the Allies.
Neutrality: neutrality was the stance taken by the majority of Americans towards the war. They felt that Europe was too far away and that its conflicts were...