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29-2 World History Quiz
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who began moving its troops to the Austrian border after Austria declared war on Serbia
Where did Russia also mobilize its troops after expecting them to join Austria?
Germany declares war on Russia
Germany declared war on who before they even sided with Russia?
General Alfred Graf von Schlieffen
Creator of the German Schlieffen Plan
Germany planned to overrun THIS country first and then to attack THIS country.
The British and French could not save Belgium.
They did, however, manage to stop Germany's advance.
Lack of railroads
reason Russia had difficulty mobilizing it's troops
What was along the France-German border
unprotected France border
Belgium would not allow Germany to go through ti because it was
Germany invaded this country
Close ties with Belgium
Germany invading belgium brought them into the war
August 4, 1914
Great Britain declares war on Germany
Austria-Hungary, Germany, Ottoman Empire
Great Britain, France, Russia, Japan Joined, ITALY JOINED
neutral at first
German units were on the edge of Paris
who got information on direction of German was moving
On September 5th 1914 the Allies attacked the Germans northeast of Paris in the valley of this river. After four days of fighting the Germans began to retreat.
Germans were pushed back how many miles?
Battle of the Marne
Most important event of the war
Who invaded Germany on the east?
German had to fight a war on
armies dug what in early 1915 on the western front ot avoid enemy fire?
small land gains
trench warfare swapped huge losses for what?
trenches were swarmed these
No Man's Land
Territory between rival Trenches, very dangerous
over the top
Expression referring to climbing out of a trench or over the front edge of the trench to begin moving across no man's land.
the machine gun, armored tanks, larger artillery, poison gas
Weapons of trench warfare.
terrain of death
north sea to western border
the western front stretched from
New Weaponry of WWI
did not make the war more fast moving just killed more people
Place France attacked Germany France vs. Germany, France led by Nivelle. Poorly defended, Germans lost, lost 700,000 men
Battle of the Somme
A 1916 WWI (1914-1918) battle between German and British forces. Ending in a stalemate, the bitter three-month conflict is notable for the high number of casualties- 1.25 million men killed or wounded - and the first use of tanks in warfare.
half a million
how many people died in the battle of somme
Germany gained this many miles; Britain gained this many
Eastern Front of WWI
Russia vs Germany
Germans attacked Russian forces at end of August 1914. during 4 day battle, Germans drove Russia into full retreat. Germany regained East Prussia and got many guns & horses
how many Russian soldiers died in the battle near Tannenberg
how many times did Russia beat Austria in September 1914
17 day battle near Limanowa, Austria. drove Russians east. 2 weeks later Austrian army pushed Russia out of Austria-Hungary
Russia was not yet this
Russia's only asset
How many Russian soldiers died in 1915?
Russia grew its army despite the losses due to its
Russian kept Germans occupied in the this so they could not fully attack this
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