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- General Information
- Started on July 28, 1914
- Ended on November 11, 1918
- Almost 8,000,000 dead.
- *** Russia the most = 1.7 million
- Almost 22,000,000 wounded..
- Map of Europe greatly changed .
- Reasons for start of war
- Extreme nationalism pride in country
- Militarism building up military
- Alliance system - < KEY REASON >
- European powers formed rival alliances to protect themselves
- PROBLEM ? One event could drag all countries involved into a conflict.
- The Black Hand..
- The main objective of the Black Hand was the creation, by means of violence, of a Greater Serbia.
- Its stated aim was: "To realize the national ideal, the unification of all Serbs. This organization prefers terrorist action to cultural activities; it will therefore remain secret."
- The spark that lit the fuse.
- The one event that started the Great War happened in the Balkans.
- The Archduke Franz Ferdinand (Austria) was assassinated while visiting Serbia.
- The Black Hand was responsible.
- The Assassin and the Archduke Gavrilo Princip
- Kaiser Wilhelm II
- You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees!!
- Battle of Verdun
- the longest and one of the bloodiest engagements of World War I. February 1916 December 1916
- Two million men were engaged.
- The intention of the Germans had been a battle of attrition in which they hoped to bleed the French army white.
- In the end, they sustained almost as many casualties as the French; an estimated 328,000 to the French 348,000.
- Map 31.1: Major U.S. Operations in France, 1918
- Figure 31.1: Approximate Comparative Losses in World War I
- What was the job of George Creel during the war?
- His job was to sell America the war.
- Creel tried to whip up support for Wilsons ideas
- Help US raise money to fight
- Election of 1916 Wilson Hughes He kept us out of war!!!!
- A very close election..
- Russian Revolution of 1917
- Jeannette Rankin
- 1 st women elected to Congress in United States history.
- Republican from Wyoming.
- Only person in Congress to vote against going to war in WW I (and II).
- Communism Workers of the World UNITE!!
- Harlem Hell fighters
- An African American unit attached to the French Army that fought bravely in many battles.
- Awarded medals from the French
- Allied Commanders
- Sgt. York
- The Big 4