Lecture outline. WWI

Lecture outline. WWI - WWI 1. New Imperialism and the...

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WWI 1. New Imperialism and the System of Alliances - Triple Entente: France, Great Britain, Russia later joined by US, Italy, Japan, Romania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro - Central powers: Germany and Austria-Hungary joined by Turkey and Bulgaria - Major Conflicts of Interests: Africa, Balkans, Middle East 2. Nationalism - Germany - Austro-Serbian Conflict 3. Mass Nationalism: The Will to War 4. The Beginning - June 28, 1914 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo - July 28, 1914 Austro-Hungary declares war on Serbia - August 1, 1914 Germany declares war on Russia - August 3, 1914 Germany declares war on France - August 4, 1914 Germany invades Belgium; Great Britain declares war on Germany 5. Course of the War Western front (in France): - Battle of the Marne (1914) - Verdun (1916) - Battle of the Somme (1916) - US enters the war on the side of the Entente (1917) - Emperor’s battle (1918) - Second battle of the Marne (1918) - Bulgaria, Turkey withdraw from the war (September, 1918) - Austria-Hungary disintegrates into separate states (November, 1918)
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