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Europe at 1914-1915  War was declared after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand  Battles were mostly fought in two regions, the Western and Eastern.

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2 Europe at  War was declared after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand  Battles were mostly fought in two regions, the Western and Eastern Fronts  The Western front was battles between the French, Italians, Britain and Germans and Austria Hungary  The Eastern front was battles between Germany, Austria Hungary and Russia  War of Attrition

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4 The Western Front  Germany's plan to attack France: Von Schlieffen plan  Germany to proceed through Belgium, neutral territory  Supply issues and the heat of summer helped to trouble their advance  Capture of Belgium/Britain joins war  Germany in luck till 20 mile in France: war of attrition starts  Battle of the Marne destroyed the Schlieffen Plan  Germany was pushed back to the river Aisne  Western front war continues as the Eastern front begins to loom on the horizon

5 Google search: Capitol of Belgium in 1914 (Schlieffen Plan would probably work too)

6 (Google Search: Brussels, Belgium) Sepia and frame added w/Paint.net

7 (http://www.gwpda.org/photos/coppermine/albums/userpics/normal_ jpg)

8 Google Search: Trench Warfare

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11 The Eastern Front  Russia entered the Great War with the largest army in the world. She had 1,400,000 soldiers; when fully mobilized, the Russian army increased to over 5,000,000 soldiers. However, Russia could not arm all her soldiers, having a supply of 4.6 million rifles.  Started when Russia invaded East Prussia. Russia made a mistake by attacking Germany and Austria Hungary at the same time.

12 Military Alliances in 1914

13  Russia was successful against Austria Hungary. Russians occupied the province of Galicia.  In 1914, Russians were badly defeated by the Germans in the Battle of Tannenberg (August) and the Masurian Lakes (September).  Although Russia had six and a quarter million men mobilized by the end of 1914, a third of them were without rifles.  On October 29, 1914, the Ottoman Empire joined the war on the side of Germany. Ottoman Empire could block the trade route and equipment from Black Sea to Mediterranean  The beginning of November, Serbians drove out the third Austrian invasion.

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