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Copy of Copy of World War I
Transcript of Copy of Copy of World War I
Europeans feel an intense sense of nationalism for their own country
Political and economic rivalry among European countries
Military alliances between European countries cause them to become involved in each other's conflict.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
is assassinated by a Serbian loyalist.
The United States Enters WWI under President Woodrow Wilson's administration.
Germany refused to allow ships from neutral countries to travel freely. In 1915, Germany sank the Lusitania, a British passenger ship, killing 128 Americans who were on board. A few years later, several American ships were sunk by Germany as well. The US entered WWI as an ally of Britain and France in 1917.
During the war, Georgia makes several contributions:
First, 100,000 Georgians serve in the armed forces.
Secondly, an increased need for food brings prosperity to Georgia's farmers and commercial canning and meat packaging industries.
Commercial canning plants processed peaches and sweet potatoes.
Meat packaging plants opened in Moultrie, Atlanta, Savannah, and Augusta.
Georgia also housed many prisoners of war.
Fort Oglethorpe held German merchant seamen. They were later moved to Fort McPherson.
Fort McPherson also treated 10,000 wounded soldiers.
World War was fought between the years of 1914 and 1918.
It was the first war to use technology including tanks, airplanes, and submarines.
After the devastating loss of 10 million people who died fighting in World War I, the Allied Powers were ultimately victorious. An armistice to end the war was signed on November 11, 1918.
*Armistice: An agreement to stop fighting