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World War 1 Storyboard

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Pasindu Gamage

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World War 1 Storyboard
PasinduGamage Michael Crump
The Policy of building up armed forces in aggressive preparedness for war and their use as a tool of diplomacy.
People, groups, or nations that have joined together in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose
Policy in which stronger nations extend their economical, political, or military control over weather nations or territories.
The devotion to the interests and culture of ones nation which leads to competition and rivalry among nations.
Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie on June 28, 1914, is widely seen as the central event that sparked the First World War.
Allied Powers
The triple Entente; Frrance, Britiain, and Russia the triple Alliance;Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy
Central powers
Germany and Austria-Hungary together with the Ottoman Empire were known as the central powers.
Schlieffen Plan
The Schlieffen Plan. Germany had been preparing for war long before 1914. In fact, Germany had started drawing up a plan for war - the Schlieffen Plan - in 1897. It took nine years to finalise, but it was based on the theory that Germany would be at war with France and Russia at the same time.
Western Front
Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining mili0tary control of important industrial regions in France. The tide of the advance was dramatically turned with the Battle of the Marne.
Trench Warfare
Trench warfare is a form of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of trenches, in which troops are significantly protected from the enemy's
Eastern Front
The Eastern Front was a theatre of operations that encompassed at its greatest extent the entire front between the Russian Empire and Romania on one side and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Bulgaria and Germany on the other. It went from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south, included most of Eastern Europe and stretched deep into Central Europe as well.
Poison Gas
Poison gas was probably the most feared of all weapons in World War One. Poison gas was indiscriminate and could be used on the trenches even when no attack was going on.
Machine Gun
The Machine Gun in WW1 would require a gun crew of four to six operators.
The tank in WW1 was highly unreliable, which was expected from a new invention. However, it did a great deal to end the horrors of trench warfare and brought back some mobility to the Western Front.
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
The use of unrestricted submarine warfare was to have a major impact on World War One as it was one of the main reasons why America joined the war.
Total War
WW1 was a Total War because it involved the governments, economies, and populations of participating nations to an extent never seen before in history.
Rationing was introduced in response to an effective U-boat campaign. It was used to ensure that food shortages never occurred.
Propaganda ensured that the people only got to know what their governments wanted them to know.
The Armistice between the Allies and Germany was the agreement that ended the fighting in western Europe that comprised WW1.
Wilson's 14 Points
Wilsons 14 Points became the basis for a peace programme and it was on te 14 Points that Germany and her Allies agreed to an armistice.
Treaty of Versailles: New Nations
The following land was taken away from Germany:
Alsace-Lorraine (given to France)
Eupen and Malmedy (given to Belgium)
Northern Schleswig (given to Denmark)
Hultschin (given to Czechoslovakia)
West Prussia, Posen and Upper Silesia (given to Poland)
Treaty of Versailles: German Reparations
Germany had to give up their colonies, there military was reduced to 100,000 men, they paid for all the destruction of the war which ended up bankrupting Germany and they also had to take all the blame for the war.
War guilt cause
the War Guilt Clause, was the opening article of the reparations section of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the First World War between the German Empire and the Allied and Associated Powers.
No German Military
The German Military was reduced to only 100,000 men
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