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Do Now What are some symptoms of the flu?. Objective SWBAT explain how the war ended and what were the lasting implications of the WWI.

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1 Do Now What are some symptoms of the flu?

2 Objective SWBAT explain how the war ended and what were the lasting implications of the WWI.

3 Ending the War Autumn 1918 – Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire make peace with the Allies October 1918 – Austria-Hungary breaks up as Poles, Hungarians, Czechs, and Slovaks declare their independence

4 Ending the War German Commanders beg for peace – Last week of October: 1918: Germans navy ordered to attack British Navy German sailors mutiny on October 29 th – Revolt spreads to other ports, factories and industrial cities

5 Ending the War November 10 th, 1918 – Kaiser Wilhelm flees to Holland November – Germans surrender to the French in a railroad car at 5:00 am in the Compiègne Forest

6 Disabled by…The Flu??? Last months of the war was clouded by an epidemic that killed more people worldwide then the wartime battles – Traced back to a military camp in Kansas- Carried over by U.S. troops in Spring 1918 Disabled 500,000 German troops at the peak of the 1918 Summer offensive

7 Disabled by…The Flu??? First cases followed by stronger second and third cases in the Fall and Winter – Flu spread rapidly in unsanitary, crowded military conditions In San Francisco, people were required to wear surgical masks in public Philadelphia: Schools and Churches closed after flu spreads due to parade

8 Disabled by…The Flu??? Among American soldiers in Europe – 16,000 cases in the first week of October Death Rate: 32%

9 Results of the War 50,000 Americans die in battle – Many more die from disease – Mainly the Flu Toll would have been greater had it not been for the volunteer nurses 8 million Europeans die in war (estimate) – 5,000 soldiers a day – Sick and wounded outnumber the dead


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