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Trick to remember countries in wwi

Trick to Remember countries in WWI


FURBBS = Allies

BAG of “O”s = Central


The alliances

The Alliances

Allied Powers

Central Powers


United States



British Empire



Austro-Hungarian Empire

German Empire

Ottoman Empire

World war i wwi

World War I (WWI)

1914 -1918

The immediate cause was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

He was the heir to the throne of Austria- Hungary

He was assassinated in June 1914 by a Serbian nationalist while on an official visit to Bosnia.

Underlying causes of wwi

Underlying Causes of WWI

There were 4 underlying causes: Think MAIN





Militarism building up armed forces to get ready for war

Militarism:Building up armed forces to get ready for war

Trick to remember countries in wwi

Alliances:Agreements or promises to defend and help another country

Trick to remember countries in wwi

Imperialism:trying to build up an empire by physically and economically controlling other countries

Trick to remember countries in wwi

Nationalism:Having pride in your country and being willing to defend it

Us expansionism

US Expansionism

  • Spanish American War ended US policy of Isolationism (1898)

    • SPAN-AM War = US emerges as a world power

  • WWI ended US policy of avoiding European conflicts (1914-1918)

    • WWI = US emerges as a global superpower

  • Wwi details

    WWI Details

    Two minor allies were Italy and Japan.

    Actual fighting began in August when Germany invaded Belgium

    WWI was the introduction of Trench Warfare

    Wwi use of advanced weapons

    WWI use of advanced weapons

    • Improved cannons and improved guns

    • New inventions and destructive weapons;

      • The Tank

      • Poison Gas ( Gas masks became standard issue)

      • Combat airplanes

      • German “U-boats”

    Wwi gas masks

    WWI Gas Masks

    Wwi tanks

    WWI Tanks

    Wwi planes

    WWI Planes

    German u boats

    German U-boats

    "unterseeboot", or undersea boat in English

    The story of the red baron

    The story of the Red Baron

    American neutrality comes to an end

    American Neutrality comes to an end

    • Up to 1917, the US opposed war. Woodrow Wilson was re-elected as President with the slogan:

      “He kept us out of war!”

      • But that was all about to change!

    Reasons for americas involvement in wwi

    Reasons for Americas involvement in WWI


    US inability to remain neutral

    United States economic and political ties to Great Britain

    German submarine warfare: In 1915 they sank the Lusitania (1000 people died, 128 were Americans)

    The Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram

    • The Zimmerman Telegram – was a secret message from Germany to Mexico that the British intercepted (January 1917).

      • The message said that if Mexico helped Germany invade and defeat the US, than Germany would help them get back all the land they lost in the Mexican American War (1848)

      • Americans were angry and wanted to go to war


    America enters the war

    America enters the War

    April 6, 1917- President Wilson and the Congress declare war!

    More than 2 million

    Americans entered the

    military to fight in


    Wwi after u s entry

    WWI after U.S. entry

    • Allied forces desperately needed the help, they were drained and starving.

    • Russia withdrew and now all of Germany’s attention was on the Western front.

    • The Allies didn’t just stop the German advance, but pushed them back to Germany.

    Trick to remember countries in wwi

    November 11, 1918, Germany’s government is overthrown and the new leaders quickly agree to an armistice (an agreement to end the fighting)

    The end of WWI

    After the war

    After the War

    • More than 9 Million soldiers lost their lives

    • President Woodrow Wilson was seen as a hero to all of Europe

    • Wilsons peace proposal was called “Fourteen Points”

      • Outlined new boundaries and nations in Europe

      • Called for free trade, freedom of the seas and an end to secret treaties

    League of nations

    League of Nations

    Wilson’s final and biggest point was to create the League of Nations, a peacekeeping organization.

    Treaty of versailles

    Treaty of Versailles

    Germany had to pay billions of dollars in reparations to the Allies

    Germany had to give up some land and all their colonies

    Austro-Hungarian empire and Russia were carved up to create smaller new countries or restore old ones.

    Map of the fronts

    Map of the “fronts”

    End of wwi europe in 1919

    END OF WWI (EUROPE in 1919)

    Usa rejects the treaty of versailles

    USA rejects the Treaty of Versailles

    • USA did not want to punish the Central Powers, but the Allies sought revenge

    • USA never signed the harsh treaty or joined the league of Nations.

      • Question: Why do you think the USA refused to sign the Treaty?

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