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World war 1 Facts!
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Massive buildup of military force.
A formal defense agreement between nations in a common cause.
The expansions of ones nations authority and power by establishing colonies in another territory.
Machine gun, tank, poison gas, heavy artillery, airplane, and u-boat.
Trench war is and dirty horrible place where there are mice you get trench foot and shell shock.
great britain france russia italy u.s. japan.
The dough boys
After declaration of war over a million men join war.
Austria declares war on Serbia.
The road to war
Americans gave more money to allies.
America at war
Army trains troops and nation works round clock.
The great immigration
War cut off immigration from Europe.
Woman a work
Over million women joined labor war for first time.
The post-war world
Fought to keep worlds democracy.
The red scare
Strike of 1919 rock the nation.
The impact of the Great War on America
U.S. one of the strongest states.
Giving woman right to vote.
Tanks had genders
At the beginning of the war, tanks were grouped according to their 'gender'. The male tanks had cannons attached while the females carried machine guns. The prototype tank was named Little Willie.
Women's skin turned yellow
WWI saw many women join the working forces. Those who worked with TNT saw their skin turn yellow as a result, as they suffered from toxic jaundice.
Explosions in France were heard in London
A team of miners worked in secret to dig tunnels under the trenches during the war in order to plant and detonate mines there. The detonations destroyed much of the German front line and were so great, the prime minister then heard the sound in London, 140 miles away.
Woodrow Wilson ran his campaign for a second presidential term with an anti-war slogan
"He kept us out of war" was the slogan Woodrow Wilson adopted when he ran for his second term in office. However, he immediately reneged on this concept when he was sworn in, declaring war on Germany only around a month later.
Germans were the first to use flamethrowers in WWI. Their flamethrowers could fire jets of flame as far as 130 feet.
There were over 35 million civilian and soldier casualties in WWI. Over 15 million died and 20 million were wounded.
Russia mobilized 12 million troops during WWI, making it the largest army in the war. More than 3/4 were killed, wounded, or went missing in action.
Ways to meassage
During WWI, dogs were used as messengers and carried orders to the front lines in capsules attached to their bodies. Dogs were also used to lay down telegraph wires.
Journalists faced execution
handful of journalists risked their lives to report on the realities of war.
9 out of 10 soldiers survived the trenches
Being in the firing line was rare for a British soldier.
Why is it called World War I?
This four-year conflict is called World War I because while most of the battles were fought on European land, the war was extended over every ocean and almost every continent.
they were used to go under water and hit boats and sink them and U-Boats were under water so they were hard to see.
Trench foot, shell shock, and no man's land.
World War I Dates
July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918.
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