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Why did WWI go on for so long?
Transcript of Why did WWI go on for so long?
WHY DID WW1 GO ON FOR SO LONG?
The First World War
1914 - 1918
Ten million deaths, 20 million wounded
"The war to end all wars"
"It'll be over by Christmas" - Douglas Haig
What was said about the War at first
The Failure of the Schliefen plan
New type of Warfare and military tactics
Many powerful countries involved in World War one
Linked together by treaties and alliances.
Triple entente : Russia, France, UK, Italy, Romania, Serbia...
Central powers : Germany, Austria Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria...
Reinforce the nations spirit and convince citizens that victory was just around the corner
"France will be defeated in three weeks" - Alfred Von Schlieffen
- Woodrow Wilson, 1914