World  War I (1914-1919)

Main Causes

Militarism - Building up of military/Navy in large numbers

Alliances - Agreement between countries to defend each other.

Imperialism - stronger countries using influence over weaker countries

Nationalism - Belief that your country is superior to other countries

Sparks of the "Great War"

The Sparks of the "Great War" happened when Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria- Hungary and his wife  was assassinated June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip.

Leaders of Warring Countries

Germany - Kaiser Wilhelm II

United States - General John J. Pershing

President - Woodrow Wilson

Great Britain- King George V

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II

France - Ferdinand Foch

Italy - Victor Emmanuel III

Alliances

TRIPLE Alliances

Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary

TRIPLE Entente

France, Russia, Great Britain

New Technology

Poison Gas

Tanks

Machine Guns

Submarines

Trench Warfare.

Outcome/Peace Treaty

June 1919, German Republic to sign the treaty they had drawn up at the palace of Versailles outside of Paris. The treaty forced Germany to assume full blame for causing the war. The German reparations would later be calculated at $30 billion about 2.7 trillion today. 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.

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