Trench warfare was a tactic used in WWI that originated in the western front. It was a tactic that required military troops to live in 8-foot deep trenches for months at a time within yards of the men they were fighting against. Trench warfare was significant because it was began the new modern warfare age and significantly defeated Germany's Schlieffen Plan by slowing them down.
Total war is when opposing sides of a war completely disregard all laws of war and use whatever tactics, weapons, and territory they wish. An example of total war is when the world entered into WWI and the new age of modern warfare came into play when things such as trench warfare, machine guns, and poisonous gas were being used. The significance of total war is that it originated in WWI due to the fact that the stakes were so high that every country had to break the barriers of war and come up with an entirely new game.
Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles was the peace treaty that was signed by the Allies and Germany at the end of WWI. The treaty I flicted almost all of the blame on Germany and named them responsible for the entire war. The significance of the Treaty of Versailles was that it ultimately ended the war, but put lots of stress and pressure on Germany which led to the beginning of WW2.
Battle of Verdun
The Battle of Verdun was a battle fought between Germany and France from February 21- December 18, 1916. It was fought on the western front in the hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France. The significance of the Battle of Verdun was that it was fought on FRENCH territory on the western front and that it delayed the Schlieffen Plan because it just acted as a road block to Paris.
Treaty of Brest-Litovosk
The Treaty of Brest-Litovosk was a treaty that was signed by the Central Powers and Russia on March 3, 1918. The treaty stated that Russia was going to back out of the war due to increasing amounts of human life lost. The significance of the Treaty of Brest-Litovosk is that the war had gotten so intense and murderous that Russia had to leave the war due to the amount of Russian lives lost.
Main Caues of WWI
The MAIN causes of WWI were Militatirism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism. MAIN is the acronym for these four main reasons for the cause of WW1. The significance of these four reasons are that they are what initiated the war and caused international conflict.
The Schlieffen Plan was Germany's plan to surprise attack France by going through Belgium and attacking from behind. This plan ended up failing miserably and Germany lost due to a lack of preparation and readiness. This plan was significant because it is ultimately the battle that sparked WWI because when Germany went through Belgium (a neutral country), it angered Great Britain and set off a chain reaction.
The Battle of the Marne River
The Battle on the Marne River was the second battle on the western front. The battle was won by the Allies against Germany. This battle is significant because it stalled Germany and gave Russia more time to prepare for battle against Germany.
The Battle of Somme was the first battle on the Western Front.cthe battle was fought between the Germans and the French. This battle is significant because it was just another obstacle in Germany's way of conquering France and also empowered The Allies because they won yet another another battle against Germany.
Propaganda was used in WWI by both sides of the war to motivate their countries to help their nation succeed. Propaganda was a source that somewhat bended the truth and swayed people's opinion and bias toward other countries in the war. The significance of propaganda was that it influenced people of a specific nation to feel a certain way toward another country, usually it was of a negative connotation.
New weapons came into use at the beginning of WWI at the age of modern warfare. New weapons that came into play during WWI were machine guns, submarines, tanks, and poisonous gas. These new weapons that were a part of WWI are significant because they initiated total war and began the age where war became more about different tactics than tradition.
The Assasination of Archduke Ferdinand
The Assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand happened when he was visiting Serbianon his honeymoon with his wife. There was a failed attempt and the driver drove away, but when stopped, the archduke was shot in his car. The significance of this Assasination is that it was the very first spark that started WWI becuase it brought in all the countries and pitted them against each other.