world war 1

by: carter, lilly, nyquira


a feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries.


actions of people who believe that a country should use military methods


a policy or practice by which a country increases its power by gaining

control over other areas of the world


a group of people, countries, that are joined together in some activity or effort.

what is an ultimatum? What role did it play in the start of WWI?

The Austro-Hungarian government waited three weeks following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand - heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne currently held by Franz Josef - before issuing its formal response.

What actually started WWI?

World War I started when the nations went to war to avenge the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand. he was killed by the black hand (gavrito princlip).

Why did the US not join the war effort from the beginning?

the us did not want to get involved with German conflict

What led to the US finally getting involved in the war

Germany continually sinking passenger ships and merchant ships

What style of fighting was used in WWI? Explain the style.

Trench warfare is a form of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of trenches
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What new technologies were used in WWI?

World War I introduced machine guns, modern artillery and airplanes to the battlefield. Railroads made the supply of vast, stationary armies possible, and even the taxi cabs of Paris were employed to bring men to the front in 1914. Horses were removed from the battlefield except as beasts of burden, and tanks entered service in 1916. But the most destructive weapon of World War I was invented in DeKalb, Illinois in 1874 to help cattle farmers keep control of their flocks. Farmer Joseph Glidden invented a useable form of barbed wire after seeing an example at a county fair. Initially used to fence large sections of the American West, during World War I barbed wire was strung by the mile in front of the opposing trenches. As soldiers from one army charged across the shell-cratered hell of No Man's Land, they would become tangled in the wire, easy pickings for the machine gunners in the opposing trench. The massive artillery barrages that characterized the first years of the war were aimed primarily at cutting the enemy's wire, a job at which they failed utterly.
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What was President Wilson’s plan for peace?

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson outlined the United States' war aims in a speech given to Congress on 8 January, 1918, in which he outlined what was to become known as his "Fourteen Points". ''you would think you would get the point the first time.'' He believed the enactment of these would form the basis for a just, lasting peace.

What was the purpose of the League of Nations?

The League of Nations was established with three main constitutional organs: the Assembly; the Council; the Permanent Secretariat. The two essential wings of the League were the Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Labour Organisation.

The relations between the Assembly and the Council were not explicitly defined, and their competencies, with a few exceptions, were much the same. Each body might deal with any matter within the sphere of competence of the League or affecting the peace in the world.

Why did the US not join the League of Nations

The Treaty of Versailles was the treaty that set up the League of Nations and not agreeing to it meant not being part of the League of Nations. The next reason that America did not want to get involved in European affairs is because they did not want to risk more Americans dying in a war.

Who was blamed for the war and how were they punished?

During and immediately after World War One thousands of Germans were so malnourished that they were starving to death. While the 1920's were a boom year for Britain and America, Germans faced high unemployment, civil unrest, and threats of Communist revolution.they where also charged with military debt

Who were the Allied Powers of WWI?

  1. It grew into a war involving 32 countries. The Allies included Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the United States.

Who were the Central Powers?

  1. The Central Powers consisted of the German Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the beginning of the war. The Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers later in 1914. In 1915, the Kingdom of Bulgaria joined the alliance.

Why did Russia leave WWI?

Imperial Russia suffered staggering losses throughout World War I. While many in the Russian Empire initially greeted the war with enthusiasm, within a few years it had become highly unpopular. Food shortages, riots, and general unrest led to Tsar Nicholas II falling out of favor with the Russian people.

Communism and Fascism.

communist and fascist movements had opposing ideologies but both ended up being repressive political systems based on the control of a single leader. While communism is based around a theory of economic equality, fascism is based around the glory of the state and strength displayed through violence and conquest. Both communism and fascism originated in Europe and gained popularity in the early to mid 20th century