What is World War 1 the first example of?
World War 1 is the first example of modern industrial war that uses the nation's full capacity. Example of total war (al of nation's economic resources are used to win the war.)
Development of Tank
armored vehicle that protects soldiers inside the vehicle
developed by British
idea was that tanks could be used to break up stalemate of trench warfare
early tanks were very primitive
John Holland developed the submarine for Germany
In WWI and WWII were very effective
brought U.S. into war because of the sinking of the Lusitania
Developed by Wright brothers on Dec. 17 1903
by end of war were 20,000 feet and 200 mph by the end of war.
used at first reconainsaince
fusealodge- attached guns to front of plane
Dog fights were aerial warfare.
There were aces
Manfred von Richtoffen- The Red Baron- shot down 80+ planes
Rickenbacker- 20+ planes for U.S.-pioneer of comercial flying-Eastern Airlines
Bombed military targets not citites
Zeppelin used for reconainsaince (scouting and spying) was full of gas and pretty ineffective. Frank Luke was known as the Bloon Buster.
more effective in WWII to clear out enemy soldiers
launched grenades at a great range
inffective since it required too much accuracy
developed by Germans as secret weapon
dependent on weather and enemy equipment(gas masks) so pretty ineffective
most effective weapon
out of the 50, 000 dead, most were from machine gun in civil war.
Europe was an armed competion
Problem was that when one nation went to war, all of them did
Mountain climber analogy
The Major Players from 1914 to 1917:
Nicholas II- Russia
Victor Emmanuel II- Italy
Welhelm II- Germany
Militarism and Arms Race