The First World War and the Peace Treaties

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The First World War and the Peace Treaties 1. The Lamps Go Out a. Serb-Austrian Tensions b. The Spectre of Francis (Franz) Ferdinand c. The Assassination of the Archduke and Austria’s Response d. The “blank check” e. The Alliances Engaged- Europe Mobilizes f. What will Great Britain Do? g. Italy and Japan Decide- the Italians were not obligated to support Austria and Germany if Britain was involved in the war and as soon as Britain entered Italy declared neutrality…honoring its agreement from earlier the Japanese joined the war on the side of the British and the Ottomans entered the war on the side of the Germans 2. The War a. Russian Advantages Against Austria-Hungary- through the early spring of 1915 the Russian forces moved further into Austrian territory but their army against Germany was pushed back inside its borders…Germany moved troops to the Austrian front and began to push back the Russian troops first reversing the gains Russia achieved and then gaining territory in Russia…with the closure of the Black Sea by the Ottomans and the Baltic Sea by the Germans the Russians were basically cut off from France and Britain and by 1916 the industrialized parts of Russia had fallen to
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course HIST 0011 taught by Professor Proctor during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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