World War I

Blake Vonzurmuehlen, Tyler lozes, Rodrigo De la Garza


World War I is known as the world’s first global conflict, or the “Great War”. The Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire were against the Allied forces of Great Britain, the United States, France, Russia, Italy and Japan. All of this fighting was because of the assassination of Frans Ferdinand which set off the war rapidly. These industrialized nations were full of new military technology and were urging to use it. The introduction of this modern technology to warfare resulted in unprecedented carnage and destruction, with more than 9 million soldiers killed by the end of the war.


Cause: The direct cause of WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo by a Serbian nationalist, which happened on June 28, 1914. The reason the war got so big is because of the mutual defense alliances, which means that if one country was attacked then the allied countries were bound to defend them. The assassination sparked a chain reaction of countries declaring war against one another. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, getting Russia involved to defend Serbia France was soon to follow and many other allied nations as well.



Chemical warfare

- War in air and sea

- Use of artillery

- trench warfare

-Over 16 millions deaths

-included 32 countries

- two sides were the Allies which had several countries like Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the United States, and the Central powers included countries such as Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria


World War I doesn't get enough credit for the devastation and havoc it brought to the world. It was the first industrialized war that introduced modernized weapons and machinery onto the battlefield. It showed the world how deadly and advanced new technology was and how we could use this technology for the killing of human beings. It not only brought forth new weaponry but also new tactics and strategies in warfare that still can be used to this day.
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