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Confederation of the Rhine
formed by napolean of 16 states after he defeated france and austria in battle of austerlitz
first freely elected parliament in Germany. failed in its attempt to unify germany as constitutional monarchy
"Blood and Iron"
He felt that the great things are not finished with speeches and votes...but with iron and blood
Three emperor's leauge
tsar alexander II (russia), franz joseph I (austria-hungary), kaiser wilhelm (germany)
ottowon bismark's last attempt to get russia back because of serbo bulgarian war in 1884
archduke of austria, was killed..so they launched war on the serbs..russia wanted to fight back. they go to war
battle of the frontiers
where the schiefflen plan and plan 17 collided. fought on the eastern front of france. plan 17 loses.
battle of verdun/battle of somme
verdun-german attempt to defeat france by attrition
somme offensive-heavy British losses with little gain
allies vs. central powers
The Allied Powers in WWI were Britain, France, Italy, US and Russia.
The Central Powers were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire (Turkey), and Bulgaria.
(1917)US entry into war because germans try to tell mexicans to wage war agaisnt us.
international agreement for everyone to swear never to fight war to settle an international dispute
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