ABC Book of WW1
Ian Levetzow Block 1
The Death Toll of WW1 surpassed all wars before if because of the newly invented killing machines, all the countries that where at war, and the new style of trench warfare that gained almost no land so no one county could conquer the other.The Death Toll was so massive that many people found out how bad war can be and where so astonished that it was called the war to end all wars and The Great War. The death toll was 8.5 million soldiers dead.
The Eastern Front was fought between Germany and Austria-Hungary vs. Russia. Unlike the western front this line would move and curve. Without this front the Germans would have crushed France and wouldn't have fought a two front war and the war probably would have been won very early on.
The Gallipoli Campaign was a battle for the Dardenels between Great Britain and The Ottoman Empire. The campaign was to get a direct supply route to Russia and it was a failure for the British. The British wanted this supply route so much because if they could keep Russia in the war then Germany would have to keep its giant army split and wouldn't be able to take Paris.
Militarism is the building of of a county's military during peace time just to be prepared if something happens or show their power. Militarism was one of the MAIN causes of WW1 and if counties hadn't built their militaries so much then the war probably wouldn't have had such a death toll.
Nationalism is the love for ones country and want to serve, protect, and fight for ones country. Nationalism is another MAIN cause of WW1 and without people loving their country and wanting other country's to be like them and see how great or better their country is then all other then people would have no incentive to fight and the war would not have been so great.
Rationing is a effect of total war which is when a country uses all resources for the war. So rationing was used to get as much resources as needed to the war as possible and this was done by encouraging homes to have a victory garden, conserve how much gas they can use, and how much of certain foods peoples can have.
The Schliefen Plan was a plan for German victory if war was to come against Germany vs France and Russia. The plan was that with in six weeks Germany would attack France and control Paris before Russia could fully mobilize and get to Germany. This plan failed when Germany couldn't take Paris in the right amount of time and then Germany had to split their army and fight a two front war.
Trench Warfare was a new style of war in WW1 and is considered one of the worst styles of war. Trench warfare is when both side builds trenches in the ground and stay there acasionally coming out and running to the other teams trench and get mowed down by machine guns. This type of warfare ended in uter stail mates and almost no land was gain between eather side in this type of war.
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
Unristriced Submarine Warfare is when a country can just shoot down any ship that they think could be benefiting their enemy, so they shoot down basically anything that wasn't their ship. Unristriced Submarine Warfare caused the US to join the war with the sinking of the Louisatania.
The western front was between Germany and France. This front unlike the eastern was all trench warfare and almost no land was gained in the fighting at all. This front was very important to take and control in the Shliefen plan and so it was attacked first by the Germans. The western front was known as one of the worst places to be in WW1 and saw many lives lost on its battles.
The Zimmerman note was a telegram to Mexico from Germany trying to get Mexico to attack the US. This was one of the main reasons the US got into WW1 and it was known as the last straw. Without the Zimmerman note the US would have never been in the war and we wouldn't have been there to help the French when Russia withdrew and with out the US joining the war could have been lost.