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MILITARISM WWI. How did technological improvements impact WWI?. Mobilization. Home by Christmas! No major war in 50 years! Nationalism!. It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go; It's a long way to Tipperary, To the sweetest girl I know! - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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MILITARISM WWIHow did technological improvements impact WWI?MobilizationIt's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go; It's a long way to Tipperary, To the sweetest girl I know! Goodbye, Piccadilly, Farewell, Leicester Square, It's a long, long way to Tipperary, But my heart's right there!Home by Christmas!No major war in 50 years!Nationalism!

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M.A.I.N. Causes of WWIMilitarism Because of the Alliance System countries began to build up their armies.New weapons were being created, giving the country a boost of pride.Countries began to increase the numbers of members in the armies and navies.4A Multi-Front War

Eastern FrontGreat Britain and France attempted to supply Russia. Naval/Army attacks in Turkey to gain control over waterways. Attempts for allies to control this region were unsuccessful.

6. Entrenchment and StalemateThe surprise awaiting all the participants was that their well-prepared plans for a quick and glorious war were going to sink into the mud of the trenches and vanish along the broad Eastern Front. A long and horrifying war of attrition lay ahead. The Agony of Total WarWorld War I was a fully industrialized and mechanized war. Western FrontA line of trenches stretched along the wars western front from the Swiss Alps to the English Channel.

Millions of exploding artillery shells completely stripped the land down to bare ground.7Trench Warfare

The Western Front

Trench Warfare

No Mans Land

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13The Schlieffens PlanThe plan was a strategy that General Von Schlieffen made up in 1905.Germany had enemies on the East and West. Schlieffen figured that Russia would be slow to mobilize.Schlieffen believed the Germans could reach Paris and defeat the French in six weeks and then focus on the Eastern Front.

14The Schlieffens PlanThere were a few problems with this plan:Belgium was heavily fortified.Russia mobilized quicker than anticipated.The British aided the French forces in the north of France.

15The Schlieffen Plan

German Atrocities in Belgium

Technology Changes Warfare

18Krupps Big Bertha Gun

British 60-pounder German Machineengewehr 08 (Maxim).

WWI TankFrench troops loading a 40cm shell 20French Renault Tank

Sacrifices in War

U-Boats

FlameThrowersGrenadeLaunchers

Poison Gas

Machine Gun

War Is HELL !!

Activity 1Work with 1 partner- Answer the questions on the handout in FULL SENTENCES

WWI Firsts

Causes of WWI

Treaty of Versailles

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