Exploring American History. Unit VII- The Beginning of Modern America Chapter 23 Section 1 The Road to War. The Road to War. The Big Idea In 1914 tensions in Europe exploded into the deadliest war the world had ever seen. Main Ideas Many factors contributed to the outbreak of World War I.
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Unit VII- The Beginning of Modern America
Chapter 23 Section 1
The Road to War
Five Major factors often identified as causes of World War I (but not causes of U.S. entry)
Events or EconomicsCauses of World War I
The German army quickly advanced through northern France and after only one month of fighting were barely 25 miles from Paris.
Poison gas attack, Flanders, Belgium
British Empire 942,135
United States 116,516
Ottoman Empire 725,000
65 million mobilized both sides
8.5 million killed
21 million wounded
7.7 million POW’s and missing
37million total casualties
57% of all men mobilizedWorld War I Casualties
If there is time
There was undeniably psychological value to the infantry in carrying a bayonet, even if in practice it was seldom used. Bayonets continued to be commonly issued in the Second World War.
During the war the Germans launched in excess of 650 flame-thrower attacks; no numbers exist for British or French attacks.