Germany's plan to invade France to Belgium than turn around and defeat Russia. Plan had many flaws.
April 6, 1917
Date when America enters the war officially. WORLD WAR 1
June 28, 1914
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, official start of WWI
Russia, France, Britain
President Wilson's proposed plan for peace
November 11, 1918
date when Germans signed the armistice, end of fighting.
nickname given to american soldiers because they were well fed and had money.
U.S. president during WWI
Battle of Marne
first battle of WWI, france able to stop germany, lead to the "race to the sea"
discovered by Britain; Germans said they would help Mexico fight the U.S. to gain territories if they helped Germany
American military leader, from Nebraska, lead at the battle of Chateau-Thierry
Treaty of Versailles
treaty that ended WWI, punished Germans harshly
when a country wants to stay separate from foreign conflicts
Protection of merchant ships from U-boat attacks by having ships travel in large groups escorted by warships.
battle of verdun
one of the bloodiest battles of WWI with 750,000 men dead.
treaty of brest-litovsk
treaty that took the russians out of the war
deadlock in which neither side is strong enough to defeat the other
league of nations
group of nations devoted to promoting peace and solving problems
battle of tannenberg
russia defeated heavily at this battle, lead to their surrender
battle that turned the war in the allies' favor, allies lead by pershing halt the german offensive then lead counteroffensive
italy, austria-hungary, germany
a way of persuading people to join your cause, making the other things look bad
getting everyone in your country on the "same page", creating loyalty to your home country
alliances, militarism, imperialism, nationalism
4 background causes of WWI
gases, submarines, airplanes, guns
4 types of weapons used in WWI
way of defending against submarines, created shock waves that would make the sub collapse
used to bomb, protect airspace, and gather info (spy)
the country that lost the most men in WWI
france, russia, britain, japan, u.s.
war of attrition
neither side can outlast the other, turns into a stalemate