ABC World history project
A and B
- Alsace Lorraine- territory constantly fought over between Germany and France. The hatred between Germany and France continued to grow, when ww1 had started, it was at an all time high, France was looking for a reason to fight Germany
- Bulgaria- declared war on Serbia. Bulgaria sided with Germany from the very beginning, making them part of the Allied powers.
C and D
- Central Powers were the starting powers in WW1, Germany and Austria-Hungary, later Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria later joined. The central powers played a huge role in the war, seeing as it was them against the Triple Entente
- Dardenelles plan was also known as the Gallipoli plan. Russia was isolated from all the other Allied powers so the point of the plan was to secure a safe route to Russia in order to supply them.
E and F
- The Entente was made up of France, Great Britain, and Russia. More powers would later join the war, siding with the triple entente. In the end, the triple Entente won world war 1
- France was apart of the Triple Entente. Immediately in WW1, France lost land to Germany, the country they seemed to hate the most in the Triple Alliance.
G and H
- Germany was part of the Central powers. Germany was said to be the main cause for WW1, leaving their people extremely bitter and angry with the way the war ended. Germany was said to be the aggressor of WW1, this made them have to take full responsibility in article 231, also known as the War Guilt Clause
- Hungary was formed after the war when several new countries were formed. The treaty of Versailles created many new countries, it separated Austria and Hungary, forming 2 new countries
I and J
- Italy sided with the Entente in the years leading up to the war begin, they sided with them out of fear of fighting France. Italy had later in secrecy signed the Treaty of London with Great Britain, When the war had started, she ended up siding with the Allied powers.
- The Jewish people had been wanting a holy land, the Sykes-Picot agreement between France and Britain said they would give Holy Land to them, In the end, that never happened. The Balfour agreement is what really happened. The Jews and Arabians had been promised the same land, both were cheated.
L and M
- Latvia was formed after WW1, before WW1 it had been owned by Russia. Latvia fought for Russia up until Russia withdrew from the war due to the revolution that had been going on in Russia.
- Maximilian von Spee was a German admiral in WW1. He is well known for his winning Battle of Coronel against the British in 1914
N and O
- Norway had always remained neutral between the two feuding sides. They traded with both sides up until WW1, During WW1, they supported the Allies more, but they never did fight during the war.
- Ottoman Empire was apart of the Central powers, only because they were falling as a major power. The empire had a strong defense, but coming to the end of the war they grew extremely weak and were less of a major power than they were before in the war.
P and R
- Poland was formed after WW1. Poland during the war was split into three, shared by the Russians, Austro-Hungarians, and the German empire. This meant they had to fight against themselves seeing as Russia and Germany were on opposing teams.
- Russia was apart of the Allied powers during WW1. They were separated from the rest of the allied powers making the war that much more hard for them. They needed supplies and help defending themselves from the opposing countries. But seeing has it was hard to get to them, they suffered greatly in WW1.
S and T
- A Serbian nationalist that shot the Austro-Hungarian archduke was the spark of the Great War. After this had happened, Austria-Hungary had declared war on Serbia. Soon following this, several other countries declared war on each other due to their alliances. Thus the beginning of WW1.
- Turkey is the modern day Ottoman Empire. After WW1, the Ottoman Empire was forced to take the name Anatolia, which of course is now Turkey. Turkey is much smaller than what use to be the Ottoman Empire.