Presentation on theme: " Czar Nicholas II. The USA declared war on Germany in 1917 because of Lusitania sinking, unrestricted submarine warfare + Zimmerman Telegram Germany."— Presentation transcript:
The USA declared war on Germany in 1917 because of Lusitania sinking, unrestricted submarine warfare + Zimmerman Telegram Germany moved all troops to Western Front to try to win the war before the Americans could land
A small group of ships, protected by navy escorts, taking supplies to the war zone was called a convoy
The Hundred Days Front line moved back and forth Arthur Currie led Canadian Army to win many battles 48,000 Canadian casualties, 9000 dead Allies captured lots of land in Belgium & France 25% of German army defeated by Canada
Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
most important and controversial part of the treaty required Germany to accept sole responsibility for causing the war “War Guilt Clause” Germany had to disarm, give away land and pay money to certain countries How much? 132 billion Marks Today that would cost: US$ 382 billion
League of Nations 1919–1946 Canada became member of the “League of Nations Organization of many countries that wanted to peace and prevent future wars
The War’s Impact on Canada Canada emerged from the First World War a proud, victorious nation with newfound standing in the world. It also emerged grieving and divided, forever changed by the war’s unprecedented exertions and horrific costs. http://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/ history/after-the-war/legacy/the-wars- impact-on-canada/ http://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/ history/after-the-war/legacy/the-wars- impact-on-canada/