Causes of World War I

Militarism - policy of bringing up a strong military to prepare for war

Alliances - agreements between nations to provide aid in a time of need

Imperialism - when one country over rules another in politics and economy

Nationalism - having pride in one's country


Weapons and Technology

Aerial torpedo or "flying pig"

It is a weapon that aircraft drop in the water after they aim at their target. #totalwar


Battleships began in the British Empire and built in 1906. It was called the Dreadnought meaning that they fear nothing. After the other nations learned about this they started building their own battleships. #totalwar

The weapons and technology that was developed gave advantages to the nations. They would use what ever they had access to and it became total war.

Soldier Life

Soldiers in the Trenches

Trenches were long and narrow ditches in which the soldiers stayed. In the trenches were rats. The soldiers had stayed in harsh conditions, so they would often get diseases. They only slept during the day and ten men must be on watch for one to sleep. #militarism

No Man's Land

It is the unoccupied land between the two trenches. It is filled with barb wire and explosives. Soldiers only come out the trenches when they want to get to the other side. Although usually none of the men usually make it across. #militarism

Civilian Life

Women's Role in the War

The women begun to work in factories and were military nurses. #imperialism


The newspaper was used to spread the news about what is going on during the war. #propaganda

Impact of the War

The End of the War

The war ended November 11, 1918. At the end there were millions of deaths and injuries. Many of the civilizations in the nations were destroyed. #totalwar

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