The alliance system was
started by Bismark, the
German Chancellor from
In a war with Germany and France in the
1870's Germany humiliated France and
annexed their territories. France became
Germany's enemy and so Germany went and
formed alliances with countries.
These countries where 2 other countries other
than France and Germany. The alliance were called
the Triple Alliance which is Germany and the Triple
Entente which is France.
Is the belief of a government or people that a
country should maintain a strong military
capability and be prepared to use it
aggressively to defend national interests.
There were arms race between
Britain and Germany for power.
Is a policy of extending a
country's power and
diplomacy or military force.
Many countries wanted more power and show
their country they are powerful.Germany
wanted to show this the most.
Is the belief that involves an individual identifying
with, or becoming attached to one's nation.
Many countries wanted to believe they
were the best in the world.
The Balken Powerkeg
Serbia wanted to be the leader but Austria-Hungary
had other ideas and attacked them.
The assassination of
This was thought to be the main reason for
the starting of WW1.
On June 28,1914 Archduke Franz
Ferdinand and his wife was shot dead by
Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Black
Due to the blame of the Austrians blamed
the Serbians and this caused Russia,
Germany, France and Britain to mobilize
Bosnia who had some people from Serbia and got mad
and this led to the assassination of the Archduke of
The Schlieffen Plan
Was a plan created by the
Germany chief of staff,
Alfred von Schlieffen
The plan was for Germany to have its
soldiers attack the french capital,Paris.By,
going through Holland, Belgium and
They had originally had hope to evade
the French capital before they could
mobilize their army and also Russia`s too.
The plan failed because the Belgian army delayed them and
Britain got involves sooner than they expected. Also the
Russian army got mobilize in 10 days of the attack. Then,
Germany was forced to retreat and now they were trapped
on both the Eastern and Western fronts.
The Battle of Marne
This was the first battle of the War
and marked the beginning of the
This battle was fought along
the Marne river.
The Germans were trying to advance along the
French line while the French and Belgium were
trying to hold them off until reinforcements
Started on September 6, 1914.
The Battle of Ypres
Started on April 22-May 25, 2015.
Was the 1st battle that
Canada took a part in.
This was a battle of
chlorine and mustard
Thousands of ally
soldiers died in
The Battle of Somme
Started on July 1-Nov
This battle was fought along
the river somme with the
French and Germans.
This battle was known as a
bloodbath because there was
more than 1 million men
wounded or killed.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge
This victory was Canada's defining moment
as a nation and was a major turning point
in the war.
The French and the British troops had repeatedly
failed to take Vimy Ridge from the Germans. So
Canada an ally sent troops to help lead the allies to
Started April 22-May 25,1915.
The Battle of
Was the last battle of the war.
The battle was known as the
"Battle of the mud".
This was a battle to take over
the last German channels.
There were thousands of
causalities of Germans, British,
French and Canadians.
Started July 31-Nov 10.1917.
The Christmas Truce
On Christmas Day
1914, the shots
silenced and the
German and British
troops stop and sang
carols and exchanged
gifts with one
Death always followed, rat infestation,
lice, diseases, gas, smell and to just be in
Propaganda influenced many
men to enlist in the war.
Many propaganda poster each conveyed
a different meaning. For example a
patriotism or a adventure poster.
The Treaty of Versailles
Was the peace treaty that
ended the war. It took 6
months to negotiate.
The allies and Germany met in Paris
to discuss the terms of Germany's
Germany had no choice but to sign this
treaty. And had conditions that they
were applied to doing.
Some of the things they had to give
up were; returning the land they had
taken, reduce it's military and pay the