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1 UNIT 8 THE WORLD AT WAR SSWH16 The student will demonstrate an understanding of long-term causes of World War I and its global impact. a. Identify the causes of the war; include Balkan nationalism, entangling alliances, and militarism. b. Describe conditions on the war front for soldiers; include the Battle of Verdun. c. Explain the major decisions made in the Versailles Treaty; include German reparations and the mandate system that replaced Ottoman control. d. Analyze the destabilization of Europe in the collapse of the great empires; include the Romanov and Hapsburg dynasties.

2 WORLD WAR I WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WORLD WAR I?

3 WORLD WAR I

4 WORLD WAR I World War I (WWI) was a global war centred in Europeglobal warEurope 1914 – 1918 AKA, Great War involved all the world's great powersgreat powers two opposing alliances 1. the Allies (formerly the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and Russia)AlliesTriple EntenteRussia 2. the Central Powers (formerly Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and ItalyCentral PowersTriple AllianceAustria-HungaryItaly These alliances were both reorganized and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria the Central PowersOttoman EmpireBulgaria

5 CAUSE OF WORLD WAR I M A I N MILITARISM ALLIANCES IMPERIALISM NATIONALISM

6 MILITARISM WHAT IS MILITARISM? BUILDING UP ALL PARTS OF MILITARY COMPETITION BETWEEN GREAT POWERS

7 ALLIANCES ALLIED POWERS V. CENTRAL POWERS UK, FR, RU V. GER, AU-HUN, BUL, OE RECALL, ITALY SWITCHED SIDES

8 TRIPLE ENTENTE LATER, ALLIED POWERS UNITED KINGDOM, GB FRANCE RUSSIA (RUSSIAN EMPIRE) SERBIA JAPAN UNITED STATES ITALY TRIPLE ALLIANCE LATER, CENTRAL POWERS GERMANY AUSTRIA-HUNGARY ITALY OTTOMAN EMPIRE BULGARIA (ALL EMPIRES, SOME EXCEPTIONS, ITALY SWITCHED PRIOR TO OUTBREAK OF WAR)

9 IMPERIALISM GREAT POWERS SET UP COLONIES IN AFRICA AND ASIA FOR RESOURCES AND DOMINANCE. WEALTH, DOMINANCE RESULTED IN LARGER MILITARIES ALL THE MAINS ARE CONNECTED.

10 NATIONALISM LOYALITY TO ONES COUNTRY, NATION; DEVOTION TO HISTORY, CULTURE, LAND, ETHNICITY BALKAN NATIONALISM

11 Geopolitical and cultural region of southeastern EuropeEurope Many linguistic families meet in the region, including the Slavic, Romance, Hellenic, Albanian, and Turkic language familiesSlavicRomanceHellenic AlbanianTurkic The main religion is Orthodox Christianity, followed by Catholic Christianity and Sunni IslamOrthodox ChristianityCatholic ChristianitySunni Islam

12 Balkanization describes the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or non-cooperative with each other

13 IMMEDIATE CAUSE: ASSASSINATION OF ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND, HEIR TO THE THRONE OF AUSTRIA-HUNGARY BY WHOM? GAVRILO PRINCIP, FROM SERBIA; HE WAS A SERBIAN TERRORIST AND MEMBER OF THE BLACK HAND BLACK HAND SUPPORTED A GREATER SERBIA AND EXPANSION OF A LARGER SLAVIC STATE

14 THE BATTLE FRONT Trench warfare begins (1914–1915) STALEMATE!!! Barbed wire was a significant hindrance to massed infantry advancesBarbed wire Artillery, vastly more lethal than in the 1870s, coupled with machine guns, made crossing open ground extremely difficultArtillerymachine guns The Germans were the first to use lethal poison gas on a large scale; it soon became used by both sides, though it never proved decisive in winning a battle. Its effects were brutal, causing slow and painful death, and poison gas became one of the most-feared and best-remembered horrors of the warpoison gas Commanders on both sides failed to develop tactics for breaching entrenched positions without heavy casualties. In time, however, technology began to produce new offensive weapons, such as the tanktank The Battle of Verdun, 1916, one of the major battles during the First World War on the Western FrontVerdunbattlesFirst World WarWestern Front French victory

15 According to contemporary estimates, Verdun resulted in 714,231 casualties, 377,231 on the French side and 337,000 on the German one, an average of 70,000 casualties for each of the ten months of the battle It was the longest and one of the most devastating battles in the First World War and the history of warfare. Modern estimates increase the number of casualties to 976,000. In any case most of these casualties had been inflicted upon both sides by artillery rather than by small arms fire.most devastating battles

16 THE END OF THE WAR THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES SETTLED BY THE BIG 4 (IT, USA, FR, UK) one of the peace treaties at the end of World War Ipeace treatiesWorld War I ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powersstate of warGermany the Allied Powers SIGNED 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinandassassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

17 The other Central Powers on the German side of World War I were dealt with in separate treatiesCentral Powers PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE most important and controversial required Germany to accept responsibility for causing the war SEE HANDOUTS FOR HIGHLIGHTS AND RESULTS OF TREATY

18 IMPORTANT PART OF TREATY OF VERSAILLES MANDATE SYSTEM mandate, an authorization granted by the League of Nations to a member nation to govern a former German or Turkish colony. The territory was called a mandated territory, or mandate League of NationsGerman

19 Following the defeat of Germany and Ottoman Turkey in World War I, their Asian and African possessions were distributed among the victorious Allied powers under the authority of Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of NationsOttoman TurkeyWorld War IAllied powers (League of Nations, an organization for international cooperation established at the initiative of the victorious Allied Powers at the end of World War I [LIKE THE UNITED NATIONS OF TODAY]) World War I

20 MANDATES THREE MANDATES Class A- Consisted of the former Turkish provinces of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine, FOR GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCEIraqSyriaLebanon Class B-Consisted of the former German-ruled African colonies, FOR GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND BELGIUM Class C- consisted of various former German- held territories in Africa, south, and the Pacific, FOR SOUTH AFRICA, GREAT BRITAIN, NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, AND JAPAN

21 RESULTS OF WORLD WAR I SEE HANDOUT. IMPORTANT!!!! 1)FALL OF EMPIRES AND DYNASTIES GERMAN EMPIRE (HOHENZOLLERN) RUSSIAN EMPIRE (ROMANOV) AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN (HAPSBURG) 2)INSTABILITY OF EUROPE 3)MAP OF EUROPE CHANGES


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