Day 17 - World War 1 Worksheet 1 Late 19th early 20th century Europe a militarized society Examples Arms races Naval and manpower Societys idolization

Day 17 - World War 1 Worksheet 1 Late 19th early 20th...

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World War 1 Worksheet 1)Late 19th, early 20thcentury Europe, a militarized society? 2) WW1 plans and failures Schlieffen plan : what was it, why did it fail? Goal: To avoid two front war Plan: Attack France then go to Russia Failure: Failure of nerve and Germans outran supply lines The search for a breakthrough: The race to sea: o Flanking maneuvers no one succeeds (checkmated) o Swiss alps to English channel trench system The tactical conundrum: o Defensive superiority o No breakthrough due to defense in depth The solution: o Predicted fire _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Causes of WW1: o Territorial problems Dispute between different countries over land o Imperialism Poisons atmosphere
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