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The Great War 1914-1918. The War to End All Wars. The Great War. Over 20 million killed First Industrialized War Total War The War to End All Wars…. Causes of WWI. Nationalism Economic Competition Imperialism Militarism Alliance system. The British Empire in 1914.

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    1. The Great War1914-1918 The War to End All Wars

    2. The Great War • Over 20 million killed • First Industrialized War • Total War • The War to End All Wars…

    3. Causes of WWI • Nationalism • Economic Competition • Imperialism • Militarism • Alliance system

    4. The British Empire in 1914

    5. Aggressive Nationalism

    6. Economic & Imperial Rivalries

    7. Queen Victoriar. 1837-1901

    8. King, Tsar, and Kaiser

    9. King Albert And Franz Josef

    10. Alliances: Bismarck’s fears • War on Two Fronts • The Three Emperor’s League-1873 • Dual Alliance-1879 • Triple Alliance-1882 • Russian Accords- 1887 • Britain

    11. 1888 • Kaiser Wilhelm I, Frederick Wilhelm I, Wilhelm II • Fires Bismarck in 1890

    12. Kaiser Wilhelm II

    13. The Alliances • Two alliances- Triple Alliance and Triple Entente • Powder Keg

    14. Europe in 1914

    15. The Alliance System Triple Entente: Triple Alliance: General War

    16. On the Brink… • 1894 Dreyfus Affair • Moroccan Crisis 1905 and 1911 • Bosnia 1908 • Balkans War 1909-13

    17. Bismarck: “Some damned foolish thing in the Balkans will provoke the next war.”

    18. Crisis in the Balkans • Young Turks-1908 • Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina: Yugoslavia? • Austria-Hungary- Franz Joseph • Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie • June 28, 1914

    19. Pan-Slavism: The Balkans, 1914 The“Powder Keg”of Europe

    20. The Balkan Wars: 1912-1913

    21. Franz Ferdinand

    22. The Black Hand • What was it? • “Union of Death” • Gavrilo Princip

    23. The Assassin: GavriloPrincip

    24. The Worst Wrong Turn • Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie • June 28, 1914

    25. The Spark • Emperor Franz Joseph • The “Blank Check” • Austrian Ultimatum • July 28, 1914 Austria declares war

    26. Germany’s Plan Schlieffen Plan Field Marshal Alfred Von Schlieffen The Right Arm

    27. The Schlieffen Plan

    28. France’s Plan • French Plan #17- Élan

    29. The War Begins • Willy/Nicky letters • August 1, 1914 • Propaganda

    30. Who’s To Blame?

    31. Britain Enters • August 4, 1914 • Belgium • BEF • The US?

    32. German Atrocities in Belgium

    33. The First Battle of the Marne • The Belgians Fight • The Russians get ready • Another Wrong Turn • Taxicab Army • Sept 1914

    34. The Taxi Cab Army

    35. The Sides • Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria • Allied Powers: France, Britain, Russia, Serbia, Belgium, and Japan • Italy?

    36. Western Front • New Weapons- Industrial Revolution • Stalemate • War of attrition • Trench Warfare- “No Man’s Land”

    37. A Multi-Front War

    38. The Western Front