World War I

By: Akira Williams & Yasin Jones

What were The Main Causes of World War I?

Militarism- Building up of military/ Navy in large Number.

Alliance- 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 war:

The crisis began when Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary, was killed on June 28, 1914 he and his wife Sophie, rode through Sarajevo in an open car. As the car passes by a conspirator named Gavrilo Princip seized his chance and fired twice into the car.

Archduke Francis Ferdinand
Gavrilo Princip, along with the car Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife was killed in.

Leaders Of  Warring Countries

  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Italy
  • France
  • United States

Alliances:

  • Great Britain                 Triple Entente
  • France
  • Russia
  1. Germany                     Triple Alliance    
  2. Italy
  3. Austria Hungary

New Technology Of WWI

Tank
Machines Gun
Tactical Air Support
Poison Gas
Sanitary Napkins

Tanks: The Allies began developing these armored ‘landships’ in 1915 they were first used in force on 16 September during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette and proved to be cumbersome death traps.

Machine guns: most popular automatic rapid-fire weapon Produced by the British with mobility in mind were the Vickers gun, a heavy-calibre machine gun that required a minimum six-man team to operate

Tactical Air Support: fangled flying contraptions called aero-planes were being used for reconnaissance in WW1, along with balloons and airships.

Poison Gas: First used by the Germans during theBattle of Second Ypres in 1915, gas actually proved largely ineffective as a traditional weapons.

Sanitary Napkins: product of processed sugar cane – was first developed during the war for use as field bandages, being more absorbent, cheaper and more plentiful than surgical cotton

OutCome/ Peace Treaty

World War 1 also Know as the Great War ended on November 11, 1918 After Germany had formally surrendered and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated

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