Midterm Exam Study Guide 1.How did the unification of Germany lead to the Great War? 2.Germany based its war plan on a number of assumptions. Explain how none of Germany’s assumptionsworked in its favor. 3.How did the Western Front bog down into a stalemate of mud and ditches? Why did all offensives on the Western Front between 1914 and 1917 fail miserably? What finally ended the stalemate in 1918? 4.Explain how and why the Great War was the first total war in history? Why was Russia totally unprepared for total war? 5.What were the demands of the February Revolution? Did the October Revolution fulfill the demands of the February Revolution? Did the Second (Stalin) Revolution fulfill the demands of the February Revolution? 6.Italy and the United States joined the Allied side during the war. Compare why each country joined the Allies, the impact of Italy and the United States on the war, and the influence of each on the Peace of Paris. 7.