They were conquering the rest of the world. That is called Imperialism.
What were European powers doing to the rest of the world in the late 1800s and early 1900s?
They were building up their army/military.
What were European powers building up in the early 1900s?
Nationalism was on the rise in the early 1900's.
What was on the rise in Europe in the early 1900s?
They created an army with strong weapons.
What did the European powers create to help protect themselves?
The major causes were the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria- Hungary. After this, the countries declared war on each other.
What were the major causes of World War I?
June 28, 1914
When was Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated?
What country was Ferdinand assassinated in?
He was killed because the Serbians wanted their independence. They set someone out to kill him.
Why was Ferdinand killed?
As a result, the alliances started up and World War I started.
What happened as a result of the assassination?
The Western Frontier which was in Europe.
Where did much of the fighting in World War I take place?
The main fighting area was the trenches.
What was the main area of fighting known as?
Change from human power to machine power in World War I
What is Mechanism?
They could kill more people but the other side could kill them too.
How did the new weapons and mechanization impact soldiers during the war?
What year did the US join the war?
the Lusitania sinking, the Zimmerman telegram, and the Germans breaking their promise. They declared war on Germany after finding the telegram. The Germans broke their promise or contract and started torpedoing all the American ships.
Why did the US join the war?
The Lusitania was a cruise ship that was sunken by Germans. Americans were aboard. This sinking cost tension between Germany and the US. Because of this, Germany agreed to stop sinking passenger ships, but they didn't keep the promise.
What was the Lusitania?
The Zimmerman Telegram was a note from Germany to Mexico to join the war on the Central Powers side and then call war on the US. Mexico refused and instead gave the telegram to Congress who called war on Germany on the side of the Allies.
What was the Zimmerman Telegram?
Who dropped out of the war in March of 1918?
Russia left the war because they made a treaty and the Czar was forced to drop out of the war.
Why did Russia leave the war?
This is communism.
What is a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state. The government controls everything and everything is divided equally among the people. Social Class does not exist under communism.