World War I

A war fought from 1914 to 1918 between the Allies, notably Britain, France, Russia, and Italy (which entered in 1915), and the Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire.

Main Causes: M = Militarism, A = Alliances, I = Imperialism, and N = Nationalism.

The Spark of The Great War

The spark that started World War I was the assassination of Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. The assassination occurred on June 28, 1914 while Ferdinand was visiting the city of Sarajevo in the Austro-Hungarian province of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Leaders of Warring Countries:

Great Britain- David cameron

Germany- Joachim Gauck

Austria-Hungary - Franz Joseph

Italy-Matteo Renzi

France- Francois Hollande

United States - Barack Obama

Alliances:The Triple Alliance had Germany and Austria-Hungary. The TripleEntente had France, Russia , and France and Britain.

The New technology: Poison Gas, Tanks, Machine guns, Tactical Air Support, & Sanitary Napkins

Outcome/Peace Treaty: In June 1919, the allies ordered representatives of the new german republic to sign the treaty they had drawn up at the palace of versailles outside paris. the german delegates were horrified. the treaty forced Germany to assume full blame for causing the war.The allies drew up separate treaties with the other central powers.Like the treaty of versailles , these treaties were left widespread dissatisfaction.

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