World War I (1914-1919)
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
Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary
France, Russia, Great Britain
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.