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History 5, Fall 2010 Outline: Lecture XXIII p. 1 18 November 2010 The Great War Its Causes, Course, and Consequences  “Everyone [in the Volksgarten] seemed very gay and not the least upset by such a  terrible event [the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand). The Vienna Diary of Berta   de Bunsen , wife of the British Ambassador, June 28, 1914   “There will be few serious consequences from the assassination of the Archduke  Ferdinand…” Neue Freie Presse , June 28, 1914 I.  Why “The Great War”? A. Gigantic scale 1. A worldwide war 2. First European wide war for a century and between industrialized  countries; military consequences of the second industrial revolution 3. Technology: machine gun, explosive shell, smokeless powder, poison  gas, airplanes, tanks, submarines 4. New scale of battle 5. Concentrated mass death: 10,000,000 military casualties, brutalization 
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