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Reasons of War: MAIN

Militarism- the building up of armies. (mostly Germany and Britain)
Alliances-Triple Entente = France, Britain, Russia
Triple Alliance = Austria Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Germany
Nationalism- (mostly Germany and France)French wanted Alsace-Lorraine (old territory) back

Battle of Verdun

Germany tried to overwhelm French forces to break stalemate

Battle of Marne

British and French troops push back German troops over river of Marne

Battle of Tannenburg

Russians lose on eastern front and cause them to go back to Russia

Innovations Warfare and Impact on Fighting

U-Boats from Germany: German Submarines

Why Colonies of Europ. Nations Want to Fight in WW1

Allies overran colonies and many nations turned to their colonies for troops, laborers, and supplies

Reasons for US to enter WW1:

Cultural ties, cultural language, favored democracy in France. Germany promised not to use submarine warefare, but then lied

Outcome of Treaty of Versaille

• Germany had to take full blame for war
• Germany had to pay huge reparations that included damage and money paid to families who suffered from war.
• Limited military
• Returned Alsace-Lorraine to France
• Made German territory smaller

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