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1 World War 1 ( ) The Great War War in the Trenches The War to End All Wars!

2 Indirect reasons for war. 3 main reasons for war! 1. Imperialism 2. Nationalism 3. Militarism

3 Imperialism When powerful countries control and annex smaller ones (Specifically Germany and Bosnia)

4 Nationalism The unification of people with similar ideas and beliefs Pride in ones nation

5 Militarism The building up and strengthening of ones military Commodore Mathew C. Perry showing off of the US Navy to the Eastern World

6 Direct Cause of WW 1 Germany and Austria /Hungary wants to annex Bosnia/Serbia into tGermany (Nationalize a satellite country) Archduke Franz Ferdinand (heir to the Austria/Hungarian throne) felt it was a good idea.

7 The problem is the people of Bosnia/Serbia are of Slavic (Russian) decent and the people do not agree. At a parade in Sarajevo, Bosnia; the Archduke and his wife were assassinated by an Gavrilo Princip (member of the Serbian nationalist group called The Black Hand). Serbia precipitated this event to hopefully weaken the German and Austria-Hungarian Empire. Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. Russia mobilizes to help Serbia Germany (Austria-Hungary aide) declares war on Russia (Serbia aide). France are allies with Russia (for protection against German invasion).

8 Europe struggling for the balance of power France and Germany battling for the Alsace and Lorraine mine fields (coal and iron ore) ---Imperialism Germany invades neutral Belgium en- route to taking the coals fields to fuel the war France declares War against Germany and Germany declares war against France Great Britain enters, as allies with France

9 World War One begins

10 US involvement The United States declares neutrality in WW1. President Woodrow Wilson militarizes the US armed forces after the Lusitania.

11 The Lusitania This British passenger boat was sank by German U-boats. 1,198 passengers died, 8 miles off the coast of Ireland Sank in 18 minutes, 124 Americans died Lusitania in the New York Harbor

12 Sinking of the Lusitania Lead to the Sussex Pledge which was an agreement between Germany and the US that Germany would warn all ship if an attack was iminent and they would help the survivors

13 Sides Triple Entente (later Allied Powers) France Russia Great Britain Triple Alliance (later Central Powers) Germany Italy Austria/Hungary

14 American Intervention Americans had intended to stay neutral until this happened!!! Zimmerman Note

15 Zimmerman Notes The British intercepted and decoded a message sent from Germany to Mexico stating that if Mexico helped German cause and Germany wins this war, Germany would do all it can to give back Mexican soil (California, New Mexico, Arizona) This infuriated the Americans and President Wilson and Congress declared war on Germany

16 American Expeditionary Forces Lead by General John Pershing John J. Pershing By 1917 John Joseph Pershing was well experienced in combat. In 1917 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. His belief that he could break through the deadlock on the Western Front had to be revised when it didn't work. He did however; win praise for his excellent victory at St Mihiel in September After the war he was highly critical of the Treaty of Versallies, and became the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in 1921.

17 Pershings Statement The world must be made safe for Democracy!

18 Characteristics of War Battle of the trenches British trenches Dead in the trenches

19 German U-boats UC 44 Class U-boat: 1) Aft torpedo tubes 2) Electric motor 3) Main engine 4) Control room 5) Mine tubes 6) Forward torpedo tubes 7) Crew quarters

20 Tanks British TanksUS Tanks

21 Weapons of War American Flamethrowers Empty Shell Casings At Verdun British Ammunition dump Heavy Artillery at Verdun

22 Airplanes Planes had been used mostly for spying and recon, with the dropping of a few bombs. Air warfare was a first in WW1 with two pilots immerging as heroes. Addi Rickenbacker (US) and Manfred Von Richthofen

23 Verdun Verdun was one of the most crucial and bloodiest battle of World War One. It was the longest lasting 10 months, killing over 250,000 in Northeastern France.

24 Russia Leaves the War Vladimir Lenin takes over as leader of the Bolshevik Party and forces Russia to become Communist. After Verdun Russia leaves the war and signs the Brest-Litovisk Treaty due to huge amount of casualties.

25 War at Home Citizens were asked to: –Conserve food (send across) –Conserve fuel (send across) –Buy bonds (fund war) –1918 Daylight Savings Time Observed to conserve coal (Germany 1 st in 1916)

26 Loyalty Enforced Trade with the Enemy Act-no selling of products to enemy countries (prison) Sedition Act-prohibit any negative acts against the Constitution, President, Flag or Government. Espionage Act-any person suspected of helping the enemy would go to trial and jailed.

27 Ferdinand Foch At the outbreak of World War I Ferdinand Foch was involved in many early battles, including Nancy and Marne. He had many successes and was placed in charge of the French Northern Army. He held his position until Robert Nivelle replaced Joseph Joffre as Commander-in- Chief, when he was recalled to Army Headquarters. In 1918 he was promoted to Allied Supreme Commander. He was very successful and received credit for masterminding the victory over Germany. He played important roles at the Paris Peace Conference and in the Creation of the Armistice. He wanted to make the recovery of Germany's army impossible. Foch died in FRENCH

28 Joseph Joffre In 1911 Joseph Joffre was appointed chief of staff. In 1913 he carried out his Plan 17 and invaded Lorraine and Aedennes in Germany. At the outbreak of World War I he took command of the French Army. Blamed for losses at the Western Front and Verdun he was replaced by Robert Nivelle in He was then promoted to Marshall of France, and died in French

29 Robert Nivelle Robert Nivelle was an artillery colonel in August 1914, and was known for his recapture of Fort Douaumont in He thought he could win the war with his creeping barrage techniques. The French Prime Minister, Aritide Briand, liked his ideas, and replaced Joseph Joffre, the Commander-in-Chief of the Franch Army, with him. The Nivelle Offensive in 1917 was a failure, but he continued with his strategy until his army began to fall apart. He was replaced by Henri- Philippe Petain in May 1917 and spent the rest of his career in North Africa. He died in FRENCH

30 Sir John French Sir John French joined the navy in 1866, and transferred to the army in He served in the Sudan and Boer Wars in the late 1800s. In 1911 he was appointed Chief of Staff of the British Army, and in 1914 became Commander of the British Expeditionary Force. His sister was ironically one of the leading anti-war campaigners in Britain. After the Battle of Mons he became negative about the war's outcome. He was persuaded to take part in the Marne offensive, but resigned in Sir Douglas Haig replaced him. French had to deal with the Easter Rising in 1916 as the commander of the British home forces. He was granted 50,000 pounds from the British government when he retired, and he died in BRITISH

31 Sir Douglas Haig By 1914 Sir Douglas Haig already had plenty of military experience, when he became Lieutenant General and control of the first Army Corps of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). He led his forces into battle at Mons and Ypres, and he was praised. In December of 1915, Haig became Commander-in-Chief of the BEF. While under extreme pressure, he led his forces into battle at Verdun and Somme. In 1918 he led the Allies to a victory at the Western Front. After the war he became commander in chief of the home forces until 1921 when he retired. The government granted him 100,000 pounds, and he died in BRITISH

32 Paul von Hindenburg Fought in the Battle of Koniggratz and the Franco-Prussian War in the 1800s. He retired form the German Army in 1911, but was called back at the outbreak of World War I. He became Chief of Staff in August Hindenburg and Erich von Ludendorff formed the Third Supreme Command. They held power until defeat was inevitable in He retired from the army in October 1918, and in 1925 he replaced Friedrich Albert as Germany's President. He did not oppose Adolf Hitler, and he even appointed Hitler Chancellor. Hitler was unable to overthrown Hindenburg because of his popularity with Germany's people, until his death in GERMAN

33 Erich von Ludendorff Erich von Ludendorff was a German Army staff- officer from 1904 to 1913, until the outbreak of World War I. He was then appointed Chief of Staff in East Prussia. He worked with Paul von Hindenburg often and won many decisive victories over the Russians. Hindenburg became Chief of Staff of the German Army in 1916 and appointed Ludendorff as his quartermaster general. Shortly after they became the leaders of their own dictatorship, the Third Supreme Command. Ludendorff took control of Germany in 1917 after Theobald Bethmann Hollweg's resignation. When the failure of the Spring Offensive, Ludendorff realized that Germany would lose the war. The Third Supreme Command transferred power to Max von Baden in Baden's government was so powerful that it forced Ludendorff's resignation by October After the Armistice he fled to Sweden to write about the war. He returned to Germany and participated in the Kapp Putsch and the Munich Putsch. He was one of the first Nazi members in He ran for president in 1925, but received less than one percent of the votes. He died in GERMAN

34 Final Battle Battle of Argonne Forest-this critical battle brought and end to the war. Germany has to surrender at Paris under the Treaty of Versailles

35 Sergeant York Alvin York became the most decorated American soldier to come out of WW1. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 32 machine guns, killing 28 German soldiers and capturing 132 others. In 1941 a movie entitled Sergeant York was made about his experience. Alvin York was against the idea but needed funds to start a bible school.

36 Immediate Results The Allied countries wanted Germany head on a stick (harsh punishment) League of Nations formed-group of countries promoting peace throughout the world. President Wilson came up with 14 Points Speech the peace plan for countries involved (Wilson not liked smug over zealous)

37 Harsh Reparation Germany take full responsibility Alsace and Lorraine coal fields back to France Germany must reduce its military forces Germany must pay $33 million in reparations

38 Treaty of Versailles Th e treaty of Versailles was the signed agreement by Germany to the end of WW 1. The agreement was signed at Versailles Palace at the outskirts of Paris, France. The Palace was built in 1632 by King Louis XIII of France in an area that is now known as the rich part of Paris.

39 Versailles

40 Global Impact Middle East is given freedom from the Ottoman Empire (Turkey).Middle East Balfour Declaration-Formal British statement declaring that Palestine the home of the Jews.Balfour Declaration Russia struggling between Communism and Democracy after the war.Russia Armenia-which was part of the Ottoman Empire practices genocide of Muslims by ChristiansArmenia Germany attempts the Weimar Republic a failed attempt at DemocracyWeimar Republic Over 8 million soldiers dead.Over 8 million soldiers dead

41 Middle Middle East free from Ottoman Empire

42 Balfour Declaration A British statement declaring Palestine as the land of the Jews and that there will be no promotion of prejudice against them.

43 Russia struggles with Democracy

44 Armenian Christians killed Muslims in Camps

45 GermanyGermany attempts democracy under the Weimar Republic It fails!!

46 The number of World War I casualties, both military and civilian, was about 40 million 19 million deaths and 21 million wounded. This includes 9.7 million military deaths and about 9 million civilian deaths.World War I

47 Germany1,800,000 Soviet Union1,700,000 France1,385,000 Austria1,200,000 Great Britain947,000 Japan800,000 Romania750,000 Serbia708,000 Italy460,000 Turkey325,000 Belgium267,000 Greece230,000 USA137,000 Portugal100,000 Canada69,000 Bulgaria88,000 Montenegro50,000

48 New Countries after WW1 The countries of: Poland, Yugoslavia, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Albania, Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia were added after WW1

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